Varioskan™ LUX multimode microplate reader

Analyze a variety of samples with five measurement technologies, including absorbance (UV-Vis), fluorescence intensity, Luminescence, AlphaScreen / AlphaLISA and TRF.

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Brand: Thermo Scientific

Manufacturer Part Number: VL0LATD0

Modular multimode microplate reader Varioskan LUX, Incl. FI, Abs, Luminescence, Alpha, TRF

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Additional Details: Weight: 57.00000kg

Product Code. 15390747

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Description and Specification


Measurement Technology Absorbance, Fluorescence intensity, Luminescence, Time-resolved fluorescence and AlphaScreen
Measurement Type End-point, kinetic, spectra, multipoint and kinetic spectra
Plate Type 6 - 1536 well plates (absorbance 6 - 384 well plates)
Light Source Xenon flash lamp and LED
Wavelength Selection Absorbance: double monochromators; Fluorescence intensity: double excitation and emission monochromators; Time-resolved fluorescence: Filters; AlphaScreen: Filters; Double monochromators for spectral scanning
Wavelength Range Absorbance: 200 - 1000nm
Fluorescence intensity: Excitation: 200 - 1000nm, Emission: 270 - 840nm
Time-resolved fluorescence: Excitation 334nm, Emission 400 - 700nm
Luminescence: 360 - 670nm
AlphaScreen: Excitation 680nm, Emission 400 - 660nm
Linearity 0 - 4Abs (96-well plate) at 450nm, ± 2%
0 - 3Abs (384-well plate) at 450nm, ± 2%
Read-out Range 0 - 6Abs
Accuracy 0.003Abs or ± 2%, at 200 - 399nm (0 - 2Abs)
0.003Abs or ± 1%, at 400 - 1000nm (0 - 3Abs)
Precision SD < 0.001Abs or CV < 0.5%, at 450nm (0 - 3Abs)
Sensitivity Fluorescence intensity (top reading): < 0.4 fmol fluorescein/well (black 384-well plate)
Time-resolved fluorescence: < 1 amol/well (white low volume 384 well plate)
Luminescence: < 7 amol ATP/well (white 384-well plate)
AlphaScreen: < 100 amol phosphotyrosine/well (384-well plate)
Dynamic Range Fluorescence intensity: top reading > 6 decades
Time-resolved fluorescence: > 6 decades
Luminescence: > 7 decades
No. of Dispensers None
Incubator Temperature up to 45°C
Shaking Orbital
Measurement Speed Reads a 96-well plate in 15 sec., a 384-well plate in 45 sec., and a 1536-well plate in 135 sec. (minimum times)
Interface PC Software (Thermo Scientific SkanIt Software)
Software Language Versions English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japansese, Chinese and Russian
Depth (Metric) 58cm
Width (Metric) 53cm
Height (Metric) 51cm
Weight (Metric) 57 kg
Reading Options Top

The Varioskan LUX is a modular, upgradable instrument that provides excellent usability across a variety of applications. 
  • Up to five measurement technologies: Absorbance (UV-Vis), Fluorescence intensity (incl. FRET), Luminescence (direct and filtered), AlphaScreen/AlphaLISA and Time-resolved fluorescence (incl. TR-FRET/hTRF)
  • Filter and monochromator optics
  • Spectral scanning for assay optimization
  • Five measurement modes including end point, kinetic, spectra, kinetic spectra and multipoint 
  • Integrated gas control module for setting CO2 and O2 concentrations for cell based assays
  • Simultaneous dispensing and measurement for signal monitoring at the start of a reaction 
  • Automatic dynamic range selection, based on signal intensity of each well
  • Smart safety controls designed to identify and alert the user of potential problems before they happen
  • Automated instrument calibration and self-diagnostics for reliable performance
  • Certified HTRF compatible reader by CisBio Bioassays
  • Validated DLReady by Promega Corporation
Varioskan LUX is paired with the powerful fourth generation SkanIt Software, providing excellent usability and flexibility. 
  • License free—Each user can install the software on his/her computer
  • Intuitive  and flexible interface  for multiple users and assays
  • Innovative Virtual Pipetting ToolTM makes it easy to define samples to plate layout
  • Measurement data is continuously saved to the database, so there’s no data lost due to unexpected interruptions such as power outages or accidental aborting
  • Simplified data processing and export
    • Export data in a single mouse click, or have it emailed automatically at the end of the run
    • Several file formats for exporting results: *.xlsx, *.pdf, *.xml, and *.txt
The Varioskan LUX is modular and upgradeable, so you can build the system that best suits your needs. For more information, contact a sales representative.