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Model Number PHERAstar® FSX

BMG PHERAstar® FSX Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

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  • The most sensitive reader in fluorescence intensity and polarization
  • The only plate reader with 5 assay-dedicated detectors
  • Simultaneous Dual Emission, including for Alpha Technology
  • 9 decades luminescence dynamic range
  • Dedicated AlphaScreen®/AlphaLISA®/AlphaPlex™ laser
  • New generation TRF-laser
  • Top and bottom focal height adjustment
  • High-precision injectors with simultaneous reagent injection and detection
  • High-speed absorbance measurements

Product Description

The PHERAstar® FSX was specifically conceived for the highest sensitivity and the fastest speed required in screening campaigns. Its unique features make it superior to any other microplate reader currently on the market. High-end German engineering combined with the latest technologies makes the PHERAstar® FSX the gold standard microplate reader for High-Throughput Screening (HTS).

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For the past 20 years, D.A.I. and BMG LABTECH have worked together in providing solutions to the life science industry.

For 30 years, BMG LABTECH has specialized in producing microplate readers. It is this experience that has provided them with unmatched expertise in microplate reading technology. Users get to see this knowledge when they use a BMG microplate reader.

BMG is a proud, award-winning German company. Their products have a robust design that provides an extremely reliable product. All models are built and tested in Germany.

Due to the modularity of the BMG plate readers, models can be made to accommodate different detection modes for various applications. In the future, additional features can be upgraded at any time. This gives you the opportunity to adapt the reader to your ever-changing research requirements.

Product Features

Sensitivity and Speed
The PHERAstar FSX combines fast read times necessary for HTS with the sensitivity to read small volumes. The user can always find the best combination of sensitivity and speed by choosing the number of excitation flashes. In single flash mode, the reader can measure a 1536- well plate in 27 seconds. Even at low concentrations and small assay volumes, the unsurpassed sensitivity of its detection system provides outstanding S/N, %CV, and Z’ values.
Innovative Technology
The outstanding sensitivity of the PHERAstar FSX is centered on an innovative lens-based optical design composed of a free air optical path, three independent light sources, Simultaneous Dual Emission detection, and high transmission filters.
Cut Read Times In Half
Numerous assays require detection of two emission wavelengths. BMG LABTECH pioneered the technique of Simultaneous Dual Emission (SDE) detection for microplate readers. Thanks to SDE detection, the PHERAstar FSX can simultaneously detect two separate emission wavelengths in one single measurement.
For HTS automation purposes, the PHERAstar FSX offers excellent robotic integration capabilities. Its standardized small reader footprint and robotic software interface make it easy to integrate into all leading robotic platforms. The instrument comes with three integrated microplate barcode readers capable of reading the east, west and south side of a microplate and can be equipped with BMG LABTECH’s Stacker.
Data Analysis Software
The PHERAstar FSX software package provides an extensive range of possibilities for both test protocol definitions and data analysis and is fully compliant with FDA regulation 21 CFR Part 11. The Control Software allows users to define instrument parameters and test protocols.

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    We’ve sold thousands of pieces of lab equipment, which means we know how to avoid common challenges and pitfalls that can occur during a purchase. If you need help with purchasing a single piece of equipment, or an entire lab for a new building, let our experience save you time, money and unnecessary headaches.
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    We have a long history of working with market-leading manufacturers, and customer service is our top priority. Whether you need a single replacement unit for your lab or an entire equipment package, D.A.I. Scientific is your one-source provider for all your laboratory equipment needs.


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