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The CLARIOstar Plus is a multi-mode microplate reader with advanced LVF Monochromators™, highly sensitive filters, and an ultra-fast UV/vis spectrometer. The Enhanced Dynamic Range and automatic focus technologies make manual settings superfluous and detection optimisation easier than ever. 

Atmospheric Control Unit, temperature incubation, multiple shaking, well scan and reagent injectors make the CLARIOstar Plus the ideal platform for any live cell-based assay.

Key Features

  • Innovative monochromators for increased sensitivity
  • Fully-flexible wavelengths and bandwidths
  • Spectral scanning in ABS, FI and LUM
  • Largest dynamic range with no manual intervention
  • Rapid full-plate autofocus
  • Dedicated features for live cell-based assays 
  • Ultra-fast data sampling (100 measurements/second)
  • Dedicated laser for Alpha Technology
  • Easily integrated into automated systems

Technical Specifications

Detection Modes Fluorescence intensity (incl. FRET)
Fluorescence polarization
Luminescence (flash and glow) - incl. BRET
Time-resolved fluorescence
UV/vis absorbance spectra
Measurement Modes Top and bottom reading
Endpoint and kinetic
Sequential multi-excitation
Sequential multi-emission
Spectral scanning (fluorescence, luminescence, absorbance)
Ratiometric measurements
Well scanning
Microplate Formats 6- to 1536-well plates, user-definable
LVis Plate with 16 low volume microspots (2 μL)
Microplate Carrier Robot compatible
Light Sources High energy xenon flash lamp
Dedicated laser for AlphaScreen®/AlphaLISA®/AlphaPlexTM
Detectors Low-noise photomultiplier tube
Red-shifted photomultiplier tube
CCD spectrometer
Read times Flying mode (1 flash) 8 s (96), 15 s (384), 28 s (1536)
10 flashes 19 s (96), 57 s (384), 3 min 4 s (1536)
Integrated Barcode Reader Up to two integrated barcode readers
Shakes Linear, orbital, and double-orbital with user-definable time and speed
Incubation +3 °C above ambient up to 45 °C or 65 °C
The upper heating plate of the incubation chamber operates at 0.5 °C more than the lower plate. This prevents condensation build-up on the lid or sealer.
Software Multi-user Reader Control and MARS Data Analysis Software included
FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant
Integrated fluorophore library
Dimensions Width: 45 cm, depth: 51 cm, height: 40 cm; weight: 32 kg

CLARIOstar Plus Microplate Reader

  • Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology

Our history begins in 1990, as the physicist Dr. Bela Gurath founded BMG LABTECH in Offenburg, Germany. The first three years were affected by defining the strategic orientation of the company. In this year’s, further shareholders joined, among others Dr. Thomas Räbiger who is leading the company today. The team quickly realised that they should develop their own products and set the sights on becoming “the microplate reader company” on the market.