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Luciferase reporter assays are widely used because of their sensitive detection capacity and broad dynamic range. While many companies make instruments to detect and measure luciferase activity, identifying the right instrument for you can be difficult because of their high degree of feature variability. We therefore gathered salient information about many of the instruments available to date so we could provide a resource to help you compare the different instruments, their type, spectral resolution compatibility, filter size, and injectors (if any).

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Instrument model names are trademarks of their respective makers. Table updated: July 13, 2012.

 

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Make Model Instrument type Capable of spectral resolution Filter size Injectors
ATTO Luminescencer Octa Single tube luminometer Yes Built in Yes—Max. 1
ATTO Phelios Luminometer plate reader Yes Built in Yes—1 or 2
ATTO Kronos Dio Luminometer, real time culture Yes Built in No
ATTO LumiFLspectrocapture Multimodal, single sample, cooled CCD Yes N/A Yes
Berthold Technologies Mithras LB 940 Multimodal plate reader Yes 25 mm Yes—Max. 4
Berthold Technologies TriStar LB 941 Multimodal plate reader Yes 25 mm Yes—Max. 4
Berthold Technologies TriStar2 LB 942 Multimodal plate reader Yes 25 mm Yes—Max. 3
Berthold Technologies CentroLIA LB 961 Luminometer No N/A No
Berthold Technologies CentroLIApc LB 962 Luminometer No N/A No
Berthold Technologies Centro LB 960 Luminometer No N/A Yes—Max. 3
Berthold Technologies Centro XS3 LB 960 Luminometer No N/A Yes—Max. 3
Berthold Technologies CentroPRO LB 962 Luminometer No N/A No
Berthold Technologies Junior LB 9509 Portable tube luminometer No N/A No
Berthold Technologies Lumat LB 9507 Single tube luminometer No N/A Yes
Berthold Technologies Lumat 3 Single tube luminometer No N/A Yes—2
Berthold Technologies AutoLumat LB 953 Multi-tube luminometer No N/A Yes—Max. 3
BioTek Synergy Neo Multimodal plate reader Yes No info Yes—Max. 2
BioTek Synergy H4 Multimodal plate reader Yes 17.5 mm Yes—Max. 2
BioTek Synergy 2 Multimodal plate reader Yes 17.5 mm Yes—Max. 2
BioTek Synergy 2 SL Luminometer No N/A Yes—Max. 2
BioTek Synergy Mx Luminometer or multimodal Limited - monochronometer based Built in Yes—Max. 2
BioTek Synergy HT Multimodal plate reader Yes 17.5 mm Yes—Max. 2
BioTek FLx800 Multimodal plate reader Yes 17.5 mm Yes—Max. 1
BioTek Synergy H1m Multimodal plate reader Yes - filter module No info Yes—Max. 2
BioTek Synergy H1 Multimodal plate reader Yes - w/ filter module 17.5 mm Yes—Max. 2
BMG LabTech PHERAstar FS HTS multimodal Yes 12 or 15 mm Yes—Max. 2
BMG LabTech PHERAstar Plus HTS multimodal Yes 12 or 15 mm No
BMG LabTech FLUOstar Omega Multimodal Yes 12 or 15 mm Yes—Max. 2
BMG LabTech POLARstar Omega Multimodal Yes 12 or 15 mm Yes—Max. 2
BMG LabTech NOVOstar Multimodal No N/A Yes—Max. 2 + integrated pipettor system
BMG LabTech FLUOstar OPTIMA Multimodal Yes 12 or 15 mm Yes—Max. 2
BMG LabTech POLARstar OPTIMA Multimodal Yes 12 or 15 mm Yes—Max. 2
BMG LabTech LUMIstar Omega Luminometer Yes 12 or 15 mm Yes—Max. 2
BMG LabTech LUMIstar OPTIMA Luminometer Yes 12 or 15 mm Yes—Max. 2
BMG LabTech FLUOstar OPTIMA FL Multimodal Yes 12 or 15 mm Yes—Max. 2
Hamamatsu FDSS/µCell Kinetic plate reader No info No info Yes—whole plate dispenser (96 or 384 well)
Hamamatsu FDSS7000EX High throughput screening system Yes (optional feature) No info Yes—several dispensing options
Hamamatsu FDSS/RayCatcher Luminometer plate reader Yes (optional feature) No info No
Harta Instruments MicroLumi L2 Luminometer (for field use) No info No info No info
Hidex Plate Chameleon V Microplate reader, modular Yes - Using Filtered Detection Mode 25 mm Yes—Max. 2
Hidex Triathler Luminometer or multilabel tester No N/A Yes—Max. 1
Molecular Devices FlexStation 3 Multimodal Limited - monochronometer based N/A Pipettor - 8 or 16 channel
Molecular Devices SpectraMax Paradigm Multimodal, HTS Yes, but may require custom filter cartridge Cartridge-based No
Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5e Multimodal Limited - monochronometer based N/A No
Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5 Multimodal Limited - monochronometer based N/A No
Molecular Devices SpectraMax M4 Multimodal Limited - monochronometer based N/A No
Molecular Devices SpectraMax M3 Multimodal Limited - monochronometer based N/A No
Molecular Devices SpectraMax M2e Multimodal Limited - monochronometer based N/A No
Molecular Devices SpectraMax M2 Multimodal Limited - monochronometer based N/A No
Molecular Devices FilterMax F3 Multimodal Yes - but only detects to 650 nm No info No
Molecular Devices FilterMax F5 Multimodal Yes No info No
Molecular Devices SpectraMax L Luminometer Yes - but only detects to 630 nm No info Yes—Max. 2
Perkin Elmer EnSpire Multilabel Limited - monochronometer based N/A Yes—Max. 2
Perkin Elmer EnVision Multilabel Yes No info Yes—Max. 2
Perkin Elmer EnVision Xcite Multilabel Yes No info Yes—Max. 2
Perkin Elmer Victor X Light Luminometer Yes 25.4 mm Yes—Max. 4
Perkin Elmer Victor X2 Multilabel Yes 25.4 mm Yes—Max. 4
Perkin Elmer Victor X3 Multilabel Yes 25.4 mm Yes—Max. 4
Perkin Elmer Victor X4 Multilabel Yes 25.4 mm Yes—Max. 4
Perkin Elmer Victor X5 Multilabel Yes 25.4 mm Yes—Max. 4
Perkin Elmer Victor3 Multilabel Yes No info Yes—Max. 4
Perkin Elmer Victor3 V Multilabel Yes No info Yes—Max. 4
Perkin Elmer MicroBeta2 LumiJET Scintillation and luminescence No N/A Yes—1 or 2 per detector, 1 to 12 detectors
Perkin Elmer TopCount NXT Scintillation and luminescence No N/A No
Perkin Elmer ViewLux CCD Imager Multimodal HTS Yes 60 mm No
Promega GloMax-Multi+ w/ Instinct Multimodal No N/A Yes—Max. 2
Promega GloMax-Multi Multimodal No N/A Yes—Max. 2
Promega GloMax-96 Luminometer No N/A Yes—Max. 2
Promega GloMax-20/20 Luminometer (w/ optional fluoresence module) No N/A Yes—Max. 2
Promega GloMax-Multi Jr Multimodal No N/A No
Stratec Solaris Luminometer No N/A Yes—Max. 3
Stratec SL 300 Luminometer No info No info Pipetting System
Tecan Infinite F200 PRO Multimodal Yes, but filters cannot be changed by customer 12.5 mm Yes—Max. 2
Tecan Infinite F500 Multimodal Yes, but filters cannot be changed by customer 12.5 mm Yes—Max. 2
Tecan Infinite M200 PRO Multimodal Limited - monochronometer based N/A Yes—Max. 2
Tecan Infinite M1000 PRO Multimodal Limited - monochronometer based N/A Yes—Max. 2
Thermo Scientific Varioskan Flash Multimodal Yes 24.5 - 25.4 mm Yes—Max. 3
Thermo Scientific Appliskan Multimodal Yes 25.4 mm Yes—Max. 2
Thermo Scientific Fluoroskan Ascent FL Multimodal Yes 15 mm Yes—Max. 3
Thermo Scientific Luminoskan Ascent Luminometer Yes 15 mm Yes—Max. 3
TiterTek Berthold MPL1 Luminometer No N/A No
TiterTek Berthold MPL2 Luminometer No N/A No
TiterTek Berthold Orion L Luminometer No N/A Yes—Max. 2
TiterTek Berthold Orion II Luminometer No N/A Yes—Max. 4
TiterTek Berthold Sirius Single tube luminometer No N/A Yes—Max. 2
TiterTek Berthold Sirius L Single tube luminometer No N/A Yes—Max. 2
TiterTek Berthold FB12 Single tube luminometer No N/A No
TiterTek Berthold Smart Line - Smart Card Single tube luminometer No N/A Yes—Max. 2