Molecular Devices, the world leader in microplate reading equipment, presents the new models for reading in absorbance mode: SpectraMax ABS and SpectraMax ABS Plus.
These machines have a novel compact design and offer great versatility by incorporating an adjustable monochromator in 1nm increments, allowing you to read any wavelength for your tests within their ranges: visible to the SpectraMax ABS and UV-Vis for the SpectraMax ABS Plus. They can read plates in 96- and 364-well formats, but the SpectraMax ABS Plus model also offers you the ability to read cuvette samples.
Both models have temperature control up to 45 ° C. The SpectraMax ABS Plus also offers you the patented PathCheck® sensor, which allows you to automatically normalize, through the SoftMaxPro® software, your optical density data for plate samples, by measuring the depth (optical step) of the wells and thus adjust to the equivalent of 1 cm of optical path. It is like having 96 or 384 buckets.
SoftMaxPro® control, capture and analysis software in its version 7, is an industry benchmark and is available in the GxP version for those users who work under GMP standards and need compatibility with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations.
The SpectraMax ABS and ABS Plus equipment are compatible with the SpectraTest ABS1 validation plate, which uses standards with NIST traceability. Both models can be coupled to robotic systems in case they need high performance (high throughput) .
Some applications that can be performed are nucleic acid quantification, microbial growth, IC50 / LD50, ELISA / EIA endpoint, cytoproliferation / cytotoxicity assays, ELISA in kinetics; enzymatic tests; immunoassays, bacterial identification, etc.