Tecan has launched the Spark® 20M multimode microplate reader, offering tailor-made solutions to suit virtually any drug discovery or advanced life science research application. This freely configurable system gives researchers access to new techniques and features intended to enhance and streamline biochemical and cell-based workflows. At the heart of the instrument are Spark’s unique Fusion Optics and a powerful xenon flash lamp, which can be combined with your choice of high performance detection modules to ensure a perfect match for your workflow. Options include an enhanced fluorescence module designed to improve sensitivity and increase the speed of high throughput screening, and the newly developed Te-Cool™ cooling module that uniquely allows the measurement chamber temperature to be set below the ambient room temperature for more accurate and reliable results.
The Spark 20M’s cell handling capabilities have also been extended, with a new automated cell imaging and confluence measurement feature. This allows incubation and monitoring of cell culture microplates within the measurement chamber, enabling the user to define the confluence at which the assay starts/ends or the substrate is injected, for optimal assay results and greater walkaway operation. These new options – combined with the ability to read 6- to 1,536-well microplates – ensure there is a Spark 20M configuration to increase the productivity of your lab, both today and in the future.
Spark® multimode reader is a research use only