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Microplate Readers Comparison Guide

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GloMax®-Multi+ Microplate
with Instinct®
GloMax® Discover and Explorer Systems
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Catalog No. E8032 with Shaking
E9032 with Heating and Shaking
E6501 No Injectors
E6511 Single Injector
E6521 Dual Injector
Product Type 6-384-well Microplate Multimode Reader 96-well Microplate Luminometer 6- to 384-well Microplate Multimode Reader
Description Versatile Microplate Reader with Shaking, Instinct® Software, and Optional Heating.
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High sensitivity and broad dynamic range for all chemiluminescent and bioluminescent applications.
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High-performance microplate reader with expanded detection modes, easy-to-use software, and integration capability for automated workflows.
Available Detection Modes Luminescence:
E8041 Luminescence
E8051 Fluorescence
E8061 Visible
E9061 UV Visible
Installed in instrument
GloMax® Discover (GM3000): Luminescence, Filtered Luminescence, Fluorescence Intensity, BRET, FRET and UV-Visible Absorbance

GloMax® Explorer (GM3500): Luminescence, Fluorescence Intensity and Visible Absorbance

GloMax® Explorer (GM3510): Luminescence and Fluorescence Intensity
Read Type Glow, Flash, Kinetic, Repeat Glow, Flash, Kinetic, Repeat Glow, Flash, Kinetic, Repeat
Sample Format 6, 12, 24, 48, 96, 384-well plates 96-well microplates 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96- and 384-well plates
Shaking Four speeds (150, 300, 500 rpm, Variable) linear and orbital modes Not Available Linear or orbital patterns
Temperature Control Optional: 2° C above ambient temperature to 45° C +/- 0.75° C. Not Available Ambient + 5°C to 45°C
Injectors Optional:
E7071 Single Injector
E7081 Dual Injectors

Selectable between 25 - 200 µl in 5 µl increments for 6 to 96-well plate formats.
Single or Dual Auto Injectors selectable between 25 - 250 µl in 1 µl increments. Order appropriate instrument Catalog Number (shown above)
Optional: Two Injectors
Luminescence Light Standard Optional:
Luminescence Light Plate
Luminescence Light Plate
Luminescence Light Plate
Detector Head-on photomultiplier tube (PMT) for photon-counting Photomultiplier tube (PMT) Top-reading, head-on photon counting photomultiplier tube (PMT)
Detection Limit 3 x 10-21 moles of Luciferase or 1 x 10-18 moles of AT 3 x 10-21 moles of Luciferase 3 × 10-21 moles of luciferase (96-well plate)
Linear Dynamic Range > 8 logs > 9 logs 9 logs (assay dependent)
Crosstalk 5 x 10-5 3 x 10-5 Less than 3 × 10-5 (white 96-well plate)
Sample Adapter Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Spectral Range 350 - 650 nm 300 - 650 nm 350 – 700 nm
Peak Wavelength 420 nm 420 nm Filter paddle containing 5 standard filters for luminescence including: 495nm SP, 530nm LP, 540nm SP, 600nm LP and 450nm [8nm BP] for GloMax® Discover (GM3000). Additional custom emission filters may also be used. Contact Promega Technical Services.
User Interface Built-in PC, touch screen navigation and operation Connect to PC (not included) via serial cable Windows®8 Tablet PC with USB connection to instrument
Data Output PC compatible ASCII text file format exported to USB flash drive, or connect to PC (not included) through USB or Serial Port. Software reports data directly to Excel spreadsheet Wireless connectivity to wireless network, USB Flash drive, microSD card, or cloud location
External PC Requirements Optional Windows XP or Vista Windows 95 or Windows XP Windows® 8, 64 bit, with USB connection to instrument
Computer Interface USB type B or RS-232 port RS-232 port USB type B
Power 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz.
Auto-Shutoff Touch screen hibernates after 15 minutes of inactivity Not Applicable None
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