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BioTek™ Cytation 5™ Multi-Mode Reader

For use with 6- to 384-well microplates. BioTek Cytation 5 Multi-Mode Readers work on Patented Hybrid Technology™ in multi-mode detection which combines high performance filters with variable bandwidth monochromators for versatility and performance.

Manufacturer:  BioTek™ CYT5MFA

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Catalog No. BTCYT5MFA


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Reader, Multi-Mode; BioTek; Cytation 5; Monochromator fluores, filter/dichroic fluor, monochrom UV-Vis absorb, fluor polariz, time resolved fluor, lumines, filtered lumines and laser AlphaScreen/AlphaLISA; incubation; linear, orb shaking

  • Variable bandwidth monochromators, from 9nm to 50nm in 1nm increments for ultimate flexibility
  • Fluorescence, UV-Vis absorbance, luminescence, filtered luminescence, time resolved fluorescence, fluorescence polarization and laser-based Alpha detection modes available
  • Live cell assay support with CO2/O2 control, incubation to 65°C and shaking
  • Low volume (2μL) nucleic acid and protein quantification with the available Take3™ Plates
  • Dual reagent injector module available
  • Powerful yet easy to use Gen5 software for efficient plate reading, data analysis, exporting and reporting
  • Upgradable to add Fluorescence, brightfield, H&E and phase contrast microscopy and convention multi-mode detection provides powerful imaging and quantitative data collection in one instrument
  • BTCYT5MFA: Monochromator fluorescence, filter/dichroic fluorescence, monochromator UV-Vis absorbance, fluorescence polarization, time resolved fluorescence, luminescence, filtered luminescence and laser AlphaScreen/AlphaLISA; incubation to 65C and linear, orbital and double-orbital shaking
Description & Specifications


One filter cube with two filter pairs (default blue - ex 360/40nm, mirror 400nm cutoff, em 460/40nm and green - ex 485/20nm, mirror 510nm cutoff, em 528/20nm) and one Alpha filter cube set; Gen5 standard software