Reliable microplate reader data—effortlessly

Reliable microplate reader data—effortlessly

Our multimode microplate readers provide flexibility, performance and ease-of-use for a variety of microplate assays. Whether you need to measure photometry, fluorometry, luminometry, time-resolved fluorometry or AlphaScreen, we offer a microplate reader solution for your lab.

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The modular and upgradeable Thermo Scientific Varioskan LUX multimode reader offers up to five measurement technologies, including Absorbance, Fluorescence Intensity, Luminescence, AlphaScreen, QuantiGene SinglePlex, and Time-Resolved Fluorescence. It offers features to help you save time and reduce common errors in the lab—including automated dynamic range selection, which adjusts the optimal reading range based on signal intensities, and built-in safety controls.

Thermo Scientific Fluoroskan FL instrument features excellent optical performance, and is ideal for life science research applications for fluorometric and luminometric assays. The Fluoroskan FL offers versatile plate formats, fast plate reading speeds and up to three dispensers.

  • Fluoroskan FL microplate fluorometer and luminometer
  • Fluoroskan FL microplate fluorometer and luminometer, one dispenser
  • Fluoroskan FL microplate fluorometer and luminometer, two dispensers
  • Fluorescence microplate assays

Thermo Scientific Fluoroskan instrument offers simplicity and reliability for increased efficiency in research workflows. The Fluoroskan microplate fluorometer is ideal for life science research applications such as fluorometric protein and enzyme studies, molecular interactions, nucleic acid quantification as well as reporter gene, fluorometric kinase, immuno- and cell-based assays.

  • Fluoroskan microplate fluorometer
  • Fluoroskan microplate fluorometer, one dispenser
  • Fluoroskan microplate fluorometer, two dispensers
  • Fluorescence microplate assays

Run a variety of luminometric research applications with the Thermo Scientific Luminoskan microplate luminometer, a compact and robust instrument offering versatile plate formats, fast reading speeds and up to three dispensers. This instrument has passed specific verification criteria. In addition, the Luminoskan microplate luminometer is verified for Thermo Scientific Pierce Luciferase and QuantiGene SinglePlex Assays.

  • Luminoskan microplate luminometer
  • Luminoskan microplate luminometer, one dispenser
  • Luminoskan microplate luminometer, two dispensers

Thermo Scientific Multiskan SkyHigh instrument is a UV/Vis microplate spectrophotometer. Multiskan SkyHigh is exceptionally convenient and easy to use for virtually any photometric research application, especially DNA, RNA and protein analysis. It is ideal for multi-user environments where a variety of endpoint, kinetic and spectral assays are run. Results are quickly presented on Multiskan SkyHigh models with touch screens. These models offer multiple connectivity options including unique access to Thermo Fisher Connect cloud-based tools for secure, and remote data management. Additionally, the intuitive Thermo Scientific SkanIt PC software addresses even the most challenging applications. Multiple languages are available.

Measure absorbance in a variety of research and routine applications with the easy-to-use Thermo Scientific Multiskan FC microplate photometer. This instrument provides proven performance and reliable results through built-in self diagnostics, IQ/OQ and verification tools.

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Guide to microplate readers

 Varioskan LUX multimode microplate reader
Cat. No. VL0000D0
Fluoroskan FL Microplate Fluorometer and Luminometer
Cat. No. 5200220
Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer
Cat. No. 51119500
Multiskan FC Microplate Photometer
Cat. No. 51119000
ConsiderationVarioskan LUXFluoroskan FL & FluoroskanMultiskan SkyHighMultiskan FC
Absorbance, filter    
Absorbance, monochromator    
Fluorescence, filter    
resonance energy
transfer (FRET)
fluorescence (TRF)
resonance energy
transfer TR-FRET
 For Fluoroskan FL only  
Flash and glow luminescence
(including BRET)
Luminescence spectral
Cuvette port    
Gas control    
Fluorescence top reading    
Fluorescence bottom reading    
µDrop plate compatibility    
Plate types6-384, 15366-38496, 38496, 384
Multipoint measurement    
User interfacePCPCTouch screen or PCColor LCD or PC
Robot compatibility    
21 CFR Part 11 support    

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