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BMG LABTECH FLUOstar OPTIMA Multimode Microplate Reader w/ Plate Stacker

Complete, Fully-Functional System. 90-Day Warranty.
AdID: 14957

Availability: In stock


Complete Multimode Microplate Reader & Stacker
with PC and Software - Ready for Your Lab

Guaranteed with a 90-Day Warranty

Are you looking for a multimode plate reader with a stacker system to increase your
efficiency in the lab? Well this FLUOstar OPTIMA has all that plus a PC workstation,
installed software, and manuals. It’s been thoroughly inspected and tested by our
senior technician and assembled to be a turnkey system, ready for operation the day
you receive it.

Including a built-in incubator and reagent injectors, this system has everything you
need to run a wide variety of applications for fluorescence intensity, time-resolved
fluorescence, absorbance and luminescence.

Excellent Condition - Will Look Great on your Benchtop

This microplate reader and stacker system is clean and in excellent condition with
very little wear from use. The reader, stacker, magazines, and single plate covers all
look great and are free of damage. You’ll find it difficult to find a complete system on
the used market in such excellent condition.

Passes All Tests - Reader Tested and Stacker Calibrated

Inspected and tested by our senior technician, this plate reader is verified fully-functional
and ready to be put into operation the day you receive it. Due to the ease-of-use and
many practical features of this system, he noted that, “of all the plate readers that
have gone through New Life Scientific, this is probably my favorite.”

The following tests and services were performed:

- PC workstation loaded with plate reader software
- Optics tests performed, yielding consistent, appropriate results
- Checked the plate motors
- Calibrated plate stacker
- Tested both stacks and single plate run capability

Complete, Turnkey System - Everything You Need

You wont need to purchase anything extra to begin using this plate reader. Complete
with a PC workstation, software, and manuals, this system is ready for immediate
implementation in your lab. Reagents will need to be acquired separately.

This system includes the following:

- BMG Stacker
- PC workstation with software installed
- Operating and Software Manuals
- 2x Plate Magazine (25 plate capacity)
- 2x Single Plate Cover
- 2x RS232 Cable
- 4x Power Cable

From Professional Dealer to your Facility

New Life Scientific is an experienced scientific vendor with a history of positive
customer experiences (just check out our eBay reputation!). You can have confidence
in our technical evaluations and our warranty knowing that we have actual in-house
technicians who inspect, test, service, and repair the various instruments we receive.

After examination and thorough cleaning, products often leave our shop meeting
manufacturer specs.

When you buy from New Life Scientific, you’re free to contact us at any time for
after-sales support concerning any questions or issues that may arise, even after
your warranty expires.

90-Day Warranty for your Peace-of-Mind

We realize that buying pre-owned can be unnerving, so we include a 90-day warranty
on our equipment to protect you against any equipment failure or defects. If anything
goes wrong, our in-house support is only a phone call away.




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Detection methods

Fluorescence intensity
Time-resolved fluorescence

Light source

High-energy xenon flash-lamp


Side window, current type photomultiplier tube


8 excitation and 8 emission filter positions

Gain control

Software selectable gain
Automatic gain adjustment

Plate carrier

Holds 1 microplate (25 w/ plate stacker)

Reagent injectors

Up to two built-in reagent injectors
Individual injection volumes for each well
Injection volumes definable down to 3µl
Up to 4 independent injection actions per well
Variable injection speed (100 µl/s to 420 µl/s)
Linear or orbital shaking
Programmable shake time and shake width


Linear and orbital shaking
Programmable shake time and diameter


Incubation range from ambient +8°C to 45°C in 0.1°C steps
Extended incubation up to 60°C
Temperature monitoring (without incubation)
Temperature stability 0.2°C

Shortest reading time

15s for 96 well plates
30s for 384 well plates
57s for 1536 well plates

Fluorescence intensity

Limit of detection: 0.9 fmol/well fluorescein
Spectral range (ex. and em.): 240...740nm
Dynamic range: 8 decades

Time-resolved fluorescence

Limit of detection: 50 amol/well europium
Spectral range (ex. and em.): 240...740nm
Dynamic range: 6 decades


Limit of detection: 0.5 fmol/well ATP
Spectral range: 240...740nm
Dynamic range: 9 decades


Spectral range: 240...740nm
Dynamic range: -0.100-3.000 OD
Reproducibility: 0.010 OD for 0-2 OD range, 0.030 OD for 2-3 OD range

Computer interface

RS232, 38400 baud, binary communication protocol

Ambient conditions

Operating temperature: 15°C to 35°C
Storage temperature: -10°C to 50°C
Humidity of atmosphere: 20% to 80%

Power requirements

115-230V, 50/60Hz, 205VA

Dimensions (W x D x H)

44 x 48 x 27 cm


28 kg (61.7 lbs)



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Operating modes

Batch Mode
Single Plate Mode
Plate Movement

Plate capacity

25 microplates per magazine

Computer interface

RS232, 9600 baud, binary communication protocol

Ambient conditions

Operating Temperature: 10°C...40°C
Storage Temperature: -10°C...50°C
Humidity of atmosphere: 20%...80%

Power requirements

85-240V, 50/60Hz, 100VA

Dimensions (W x D x H)

45 x 67 x 19 cm (with magazines 53 cm)


14 kg (30.8 lbs)