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Innovative, high-performance microplate readers

BMG LABTECH offers microplate readers for a multitude of applications in life science, drug discovery and research.

No matter the assay, BMG LABTECH offers the perfect plate reader or accessory to suit your needs.

Microplate readers from BMG LABTECH

We are a leading global developer and manufacturer of innovative, high-quality, and reliable microplate reader instrumentation. We have been committed to producing microplate readers for more than twenty five years. By focusing on the needs of the scientific community, our microplate readers have earned the company the reputation of being a technology leader in the field

We have developed a wide range of dedicated fluorometers, spectrometers, luminometers and multi-mode microplate readers for different applications such as life sciences, drug discovery, assay development and high-throughput screening.

The SPECTROstar Nano with a UV-visible spectrometer is the ideal instrument for high-speed, dedicated absorbance-based measurements in up to 1536-well microplates as well as in cuvette ports. The FLUOstar Omega fluorometer reader is a versatile instrument for all fluorescence spectroscopy assays and measurements.

The CLARIOstar and PHERAstar FS are powerful, multi-detection instruments for high-throughput screening and assay development. With up to eight detection modes, these readers offer ultimate flexibility and performance.

Our devices allow for fast, accurate and precise measurements in every detection mode, from luminescence, absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy, to more advanced detection modes such as fluorescence polarization, time-resolved fluorescence (TRF), FRET and TR-FRET, and Alpha Technology.



Many of our Microplate Readers have received certifcation from reagent companies for their outstanding performance.

  • DLReady
  • HTRF Compatible
  • LanthaScreen® Certified
  • Transcreener® Red FI Validated
  • Transcreener® Red FP Validated
  • Transcreener® Red TR-FRET Validated
  • MycoAlert Ready Device

The high throughput screening gold standard that features the highest sensitivity and fastest read times available

The PHERAstar FSX was designed so that all the most common detection technologies can be performed with the best possible sensitivity. Regardless of your read mode; fluorescence, luminescence, fluorescence polarization, time resolved fluorescence, absorbance, or AlphaScreen, you can be confident in your results even when reading a plate in HTS flying mode. The excellent performance of the …

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Versatile, high-performance microplate reader with triple technology—monochromators, spectrometer, and filters

The CLARIOstar Plus is BMG LABTECH’s newest microplate reader and it is the only reader on the market available with the three technologies required to run any assay in your laboratory; patented LVF monochromators, UV/vis spectrometer, and high transmission optical filters. The CLARIOstar Plus does not compromise in sensitivity or flexibility, instead providing you with …

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The Omega series is BMG LABTECH’s 5th generation of multidetection life science microplate readers. The OMEGA employs BMG LABTECH’s Tandem Technology (TT), which uses an ultra-fast UV/Vis spectrometer for absorbance and high performance filters for fluorescence and luminescence. The Omega offers the most measurement modes of any multifunctional life science reader and is a staple …

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The first and only laser-based nephelometer

BMG LABTECH’s NEPHELOstar Plus is truly in a class by itself. It employs a laser to detect forward scattering of light to insoluble particles in a sample. This process, laser based nephelometry, is not unique but incorporating this technology into a plate reader is! So whether you are interested in testing compound solubility, performing turbidity …

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BMG LABTECH’s SPECTROstar NANO is the industry leading premiere absorbance microplate reader. The SPECTROstar NANO is a spectrometer-based absorbance reader that can capture a full UV-visible spectrum, 220nm to 1000nm, in less than 1 sec/well at 1nm resolution, offering you speed and precision that cannot be matched by older monochromator or filter absorbance reading technology. …

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Simple design, simple controls. Plug it in, set parameters and walk away!

The THERMOstar is a high performance microplate incubator and orbital shaker that can accommodate up to four microplates. The THERMOstar can be used for any enzyme or cell-based assay that requires strictly controlled, uniform incubation up to 56°C with effective mixing. Temperature, shaking speed, and incubation time are fully programmable via a keypad, while the …

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