Software and Accessoires

Microplate reader accessories

Different microplate reader accessories can be used to enhance the performance of your reader.

  • ACU for CLARIOstar; Atmospheric Control Unit for regulation of CO2 and O2 levels for live cell-based assays.  Download brochure
  • LVis Plate; Low volume plate for detecting up to 16 samples with DNA, RNA or protein in only 2 µl.  Download flyer
  • Microplate Stacker for 50 plates, to optimise your throughput and plate handling. w  Download flyer
  • THERMOstar, for plate temperature incubation and shaking.  Download flyer

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Powerful microplate reader Control and MARS Data Analysis Software.

The intuitive control software is fully compliant with FDA regulations 21 CFR part 11 and allows users to define instrument parameters and test protocols.

The Reader Control and data analysis software are an intuitive and easy-to-understand interface allowing users to effortlessly define instrument parameters and protocols. This interface is included with every BMG LABTECH reader and is a multi-user software that can be installed on as many computers as the user requires, without the need to purchase additional licenses.


Well Scanning

For non-homogeneous samples such as cell-based assays, where the cell distribution is uneven across the well, a single reading is inadequate. In some cases, a single center point reading may completely miss the material of interest in a large well format.

To overcome this problem, BMG LABTECH has equipped all of its readers with an advanced well scanning feature. During well scanning mode the microplate reader can take multiple measurements in each well with a resolution of up to 900 points/well (30 x 30 data point matrix). The software is able to display each scan point graphically and create a map for each well. The user can easily remove individual scan points or entire sections of each well map. The interface uses multiple color options to display data quickly in a number of different formats.

Orbital /Spiral Averaging

Another possible way to measure non-homogeneous well contents is BMG LABTECH's unique orbital and spiral averaging feature. Using these modes, the plate reader takes several measurements for each well on a defined orbit, collects the data and calculates an average.

Endpoint, kinetics, and well scanning

 Users can capture an endpoint signal that happens in seconds, or measure the kinetics of enzyme activity or bacterial growth over longer time.

Reader Control Software

The Reader Control Software is an extremely versatile interface which runs multi-step assays including multiple reagent injections and shaking. It also uses advanced timing for kinetic assays. For more complex tasks, BMG LABTECH offers a built-in script mode which allows the integration of different assay measurements into one. 

Predefined protocols are already installed in the control software and enable quick and easy access to the most commonly used applications. These can be modified to create user-defined protocols, or a completely new protocol can be created from scratch.

Predefined protocols include DNA/RNA concentration, protein concentration (Lowry, Bradford, BCA), ELISAs, cell growth

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Data Analysis Software

The MARS Data Ananlysis software has many key features:

  • One-click assay analysis using templates
  • Automatic DNA/RNA concentration determination
  • Excel and ASCII export
  • FDA 21 CFR part 11 compliant
  • First order rate kinetics
  • Kd, Km, Vmax calculations
  • Automatic background/baseline correction
  • Standard curve calculation wizard
  • Signal-to-Noise and Signal-to-Blank calculations
  • User-defined formula generator
  • UV/vis spectral view
  • Standard curve fits for linear, 4- and 5-parameter, hyperbola, 2nd and 3rd polynomial, cubic-spline, segmental, user-defined, etc.
  • Analysis of Enzyme kinetic data using various methods including Michaelis-Menten, Lineweaver-Burk, Scatchard, etc.

PC Specifications (no PC included)

  • Computer with Pentium CPU (Intel Pentium 4 or higher with at least 2 GHz clock rate)
  • 1 GB or more RAM
  • 2 GB free hard disk memory for software installation
  • Windows™ operating system (Win10 / Win8 / Win7 / Vista)
  • One free USB port





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