The SpectraMax® iSeries, a versatile lineup of Multi-Mode Microplate Readers, provides the perfect solution for a wide range of applications and budgets.

Whether users require an intuitive and user-friendly reader for a busy, multi-user laboratory or a scalable system that can adjust to support new projects and evolving objectives, the iSeries is the answer. Offering various detection modes and the ability for field upgrades, this system allows users to enhance their research capabilities at any time.

The multi-mode plate readers encompass absorbance, fluorescence, and luminescence, and offer configurable options for fluorescence polarization (FP), time-resolved fluorescence (TRF), HTRF®, and AlphaScreen®.

Upgradeable modules, such as western blot, cell imaging, and fast kinetics with injectors, provide flexibility and adaptability for diverse research needs.

SpectraMax® iSeries Microplate Readers for any Application

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The Right SpectraMax i-Series Reader for Research

Leveraging over three decades of experience in designing and manufacturing top-tier microplate readers, Molecular Devices is committed to continuously improving and refining the instruments.

The i-series lineup boasts distinctive features that empower scientists to attain more dependable results at an accelerated pace, overcoming common challenges encountered in the laboratory.

Auto PMT

Challenge: The dynamic range of instruments is constrained by a conventional Photo Multiplier Tube (PMT) or detector. This limitation arises from setting a specific gain on a PMT to achieve a particular sensitivity. Signals falling below or surpassing this gain are not accurately measured, restricting the adaptability of the assays.

The Solution: Utilizing Auto PMT enables the comprehensive utilization of the PMT’s dynamic range to measure the lowest and highest concentrations in a single run. This eliminates the need for sample dilution or repetitive plate readings, saving time and resources.

SpectraMax® iSeries Microplate Readers for any Application

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Spectral Fusion

Challenge: The Xenon flash lamp, employed in all accessible microplate readers, is an excellent light source for measuring various wavelengths. However, there is a reduction in light intensity within the 430–680 nm range.

The Solution: To address this, Spectral Fusion incorporates specific LEDs to augment light intensity, enhancing the assay's sensitivity. The adjustable intensity of LED light optimizes the detector for maximum sensitivity, ensuring the detection of even the lowest concentration samples without the risk of saturation.

SpectraMax® iSeries Microplate Readers for any Application

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NFC Personalization (SpectraMax iD3 and iD5)

Challenge: A single machine in a laboratory may be utilized by multiple users, each with distinct applications and protocols. This could result in time being wasted on setting up the machine for each user individually, along with the potential for confusion or data security compromise.

The Solution: Incorporating near-field communication (NFC) technology allows each user to be assigned a tag, enabling the retrieval of their custom protocols and results with a single tap. This not only saves time but also minimizes the risk of user error.

SpectraMax® iSeries Microplate Readers for any Application

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Gold Standard Software

Each reader is equipped with SoftMax® Pro Software, which is recognized as the most widely published microplate reader control and data analysis software. Crafted to deliver the simplicity, power, and flexibility needed for sophisticated data analysis, it features over 160 pre-configured protocols, robust data analysis capabilities, and a variety of data output options.

SpectraMax® iSeries Microplate Readers for any Application

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