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BioTek™ Synergy™ 2 Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

Designed for life science and drug discovery applications. BioTek Synergy 2 Multi-Mode Microplate Readers include dedicated optical elements which are optimized for each specific modality for low limits of detection in one compact instrument.

Manufacturer: biotek™  SLFAD

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Gen5™ software controlled through USB or serial port

Catalog No. 11-120-517

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Description & Specifications


Product Type With luminescence, fluorescence, absorbance and injector
Measurement Speed 96 wells: 11 seconds; 384 wells: 22 seconds; 1536 wells: 42 seconds
Depth (Metric) 44.5cm
Width (English) 17 in.
Width (Metric) 43.5cm
Height (English) 14.5 in.
Depth (English) 17.5 in.
Resolution 0.001 O.D.
Weight (English) 60 lb.
Height (Metric) 37.3cm
Dynamic Range 0 to 4.0 O.D.
Weight (Metric) 27kg
Wavelength Range 200 to 999nm; 1nm increments

  • Fluorescence intensity, time resolved fluorescence, fluorescence polarization, glow and flash luminescence, UV-Vis absorbance, FRET, TR-FRET, BRET, area scanning, adn spectral scanning
  • Optical system includes a narrow band monochromator, optimized filter/dichroic mirror pairing and three broad spectrum light sources — SQ Xenon Flash, Tungsten Halogen and High Energy DPR Xenon Flash
  • Modular design allows for easily upgrading elements
  • Optimized throughput for screening assays in 6- to 1536-well plates (luminescence 6-384) and PCR plates
  • Compatible with Take3 and Take3 Trio Micro-Volume plates — up to 16 or 48 2μL samples for low-volume DNA, RNA and protein quantification
  • Temperature control from 4° above ambient to 50°C
  • 11-120-515 includes two syringe pumps with dispensing volume of 5-1000μL in 1μL increments


  • For in vitro diagnostic use (except in the European Union)
  • Screening assays; Binding assays; Ion channel assays; Quantitative assays (DNA, protein); Kinetic assays; Gene expression assays (GFP, Luciferase); ELISA assays; Cell proliferation, Cytotoxicity

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