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Lecteurs d'absorbance

Why is the OD accuracy, linearity and precision specified for a smaller range than the defined dynamic range?

How can we verify that the measurements above the OD accuracy, linearity and repeatability specification are acceptable for our lab?

What are the filters/mirror and reading parameters required to read AlphaScreen and AlphaLISA assays on my Synergy?

What are the filters/mirror and reading parameters required to read HTRF® assays on my Synergy?

Which printers are compatible with my ELx800 or ELx808 reader?

Quelle est la durée de vie moyenne de la lampe flash au xénon?

Quel volume dois-je utiliser pour la quantification de l'ADN lors de la lecture à 260 nm?

Dois-je utiliser un espace vide sur la plaque lors de la quantification de l'ADN à 260 nm?

What advantages does the Bio-Cell™ offer?

Can I use pathlength correction wavelengths other than 977 nm for aqueous solutions?

My DNA quantitation results are quite different than that provided by my spectrophotometer

What are the commonly used ELISA conjugate/substrate combinations and what wavelengths do they require?

How can I run cell growth assays on my absorbance microplate reader?

Lecteurs de fluorescence

What are the benefits to Top Reading versus Bottom Reading on my fluorescence microplate reader?

Lecteurs de luminescence

How do I configure my Synergy HT / FLx800 for luminescence?

Lecteurs multimode

How do I choose between monochromators or filters?

Quelle est la durée de vie de ma lampe dernier et comment puis-je la changer?

Fluorescence filters: when you see 485/20 nm for a filter does it mean that the band pass is 20 nm in total or +/- 20 nm?

Quel microplaques peux-je utiliser pour les lectures d'absorbance des échantillons dans la gamme des UV?

Do the requirements for successful DNA quantitation including pathlength correction, appropriate plates, minimum volumes, and blank wells apply to RNA and protein quantitation at 260 and 280 nm respectively?

How do I optimize the instrument for reading assays with live cells (cellular assays) on the bottom of the wells?

How do I adjust the sensitivity for optimum results in fluorescence or luminescence?

Can I read PCR plates on my FLx800 or Synergy microplate reader?

Will my ELx808 or PowerWave 340 work with plates that are not 96-wells?

Question générale

Is it possible to extend lamp life?

What is the range on my absorbance or fluorescence filter?

When will my BioTek product be compliant with RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EU?

Is refurbished or used microplate instrumentation available?

Where do I look for information regarding instrument maintenance?

Discontinued BioTek Products

Should we turn off our BioTek reader at the end of the day?

Que dois-je faire si j'ai un problème ou une question au sujet de mon équipement de BioTek?

Comment puis-je résoudre les problèmes de communication entre mon lecteur et l'ordinateur?

How is the Universal Test plate used to qualify a reader’s absorbance performance?

How often should I perform performance qualification tests?

What is the detection limit for DNA quantitation?

I need an electronic copy of an Operator's manual. Where do I get one?

What is the MSDS information for BioTek QC test solutions?

How can I connect a BioTek instrument to my laptop that only has USB ports?

What is the best way to store ELx800 and ELx808 interference filters for extended periods of time?

How are BioTek readers able to read larger diameter wells?

What’s the best way to handle assays with temperature control?

What are the default parameters for BioTek’s microplate readers in Fluorescence mode?

What solutions do you offer to automate hit picking applications?

Does BioTek offer refillable pipette tip formats for environmental and cost-savings purposes?

What microplate should I use for a particular assay?

How can I compensate for condensation build-up on the underside of a microplate lid with an assay requiring incubation?

How do I get my "universal absorbance test plate" recertified?

Cytation et imagerie

Do you need a special microplate to perform imaging with the Cytation 3 or 5?

Is it possible to change the objectives during the assays?

Phase contrast objectives can reduce fluorescence transmission. How do you overcome this issue when collecting both fluorescent labeling and phase contrast in one sample?

Can you do image analysis on zebrafish embryo/larvae images?

What kinds of vessels are compatible with the Cytation?

How is Cytation 5 different from Cytation 3?

Does it have an autofocus system for image acquisition?

Is it possible to calculate SD using Gen5 software?

Does the system have built-in incubation capability?

Does the system have CO2 and O2 control capability?

Distributeurs de microplaques

I need to dispense 750 µL to a 96-well format deep well microplate. Which of BioTek's microplate dispensers, the MicroFill or the MicroFlo Select, would be the fastest? If it is the MicroFlo Select, would the 5 µL or the 10 µL cassette be best?

I am currently using a BioTek ELx405 plate washer and am having some clogging issues with the aspiration manifold. Is there a wire tool available to manually clear the aspiration tips? What other methods do you recommend to clean the manifold?

Laveurs de microplaques

The buffer I am using does not contain surfactant, how can I optimize aspiration in a 384-well plate?

Can I transfer and share protocols between my BioTek washers and dispensers?

Which magnet should I choose for my BioTek washer?

Can I use the vacuum filtration feature of my ELx50 strip washer for partial plates?

What is AutoPrime™ and when should I use it?

Puis-je utiliser des solutions acides ou alcalines avec le laveur ELx50 de BioTek?

If I want to use a house vacuum, what is the vacuum requirement for the ELx405?

I may be interested in using my instrument to dispense a corrosive chemical. Are there certain chemicals that should not be used with your instruments?

When I’m using solutions that contain proteins, how often should I perform a maintenance routine on my microplate washer?

How do you recommend maintaining my ELx405 Microplate Washer under sterile conditions?

Why does my liquid handler come on by itself about 10 minutes (or more) after a run is complete?

Systèmes de pipetage

Is the Precision compatible with any vacuum manifolds?

How often should I replace the pipette o-rings on my Precision Microplate Pipetting System?


Can BioStack 4 be controlled via the keypad (non-touch screen) liquid handling instruments (EL406, 405LS, MultiFlo)?

Can BioStack 4 be controlled via the touch screen interface of 405TS and MultiFlo FX to work with both lidded and non-lidded plates?

Can I use the standard BioStack stacks (p/n 7310008, 7310023 and 731003) with BioStack 4?

Can I use the BioStack 4 with Gen5 v2.04?


A message stating “Unexpected file format.” appears when I attempt to open a Gen5 file

What version of Gen5 is compatible with Windows 7?

Where can I find Sample Files for Gen5?

What does it mean when I get the value "OVRFLW" on my Gen 5 results and how can it be corrected?

How can I update my Gen5 software?

How do I transfer Gen5 to a new computer?

What file types can I import into Gen5 software for analysis?

Is it possible to pre-heat the incubator and warm up the tungsten bulb in my Synergy reader?

Can I copy and paste data into Gen5?

My lab is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant, what products do you have for me?

What is a “discontinuous kinetic” procedure in Gen5?

Where can I find Gen5 installation files?

Comment puis-je m'inscrire et obtenir un mot de passe pour mon logiciel?

Qu'est-ce qu'est le GEN5 Diagnostics Utility, et est-ce nécessaire pour l'utilisation de la plaque de test d'absorbance?

How do I import data into Gen5?

How do I export data from Gen5 into Excel using PowerExports?

I’m using Gen5 Software; am I limited to operating one microplate reader at a time?

Can I install Gen5 on a computer not connected to my plate reader?

I have Microsoft Windows Vista on my computer. How can I get Vista compatible USB drivers for my system?