BioTek Synergy LX Multi-Mode Reader

Synergy™ LX Multi-Mode Microplate Reader economically automates many common microplate assays. Its large touchscreen user interface and onboard software simplify programming and operation for microplate and micro-volume assays. The high quality optic design ensures excellent data in absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence detection modes, enabling many common assays including nucleic acid and protein quantification, ELISA, BCA, Bradford and cell viability. Immediate data display, plus output to a USB flash drive, printer or Gen5™ Software makes the Synergy LX a versatile assay workstation. The upgradable design allows your lab to buy what is needed today and add other detection modes in the future.

BioTek Synergy LX Multi-Mode Reader

Synergy™ LX Multi-Mode Microplate Reader economically automates many common microplate assays. Its large touchscreen user interface and onboard software simplify programming and operation for microplate and micro-volume assays. The high quality optic design ensures excellent data in absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence detection modes, enabling many common assays including nucleic acid and protein quantification, ELISA, BCA, Bradford and cell viability. Immediate data display, plus output to a USB flash drive, printer or Gen5™ Software makes the Synergy LX a versatile assay workstation. The upgradable design allows your lab to buy what is needed today and add other detection modes in the future.


General

Detection modes UV-Vis absorbance
Fluorescence intensity
​Luminescence
Read methods Endpoint (onboard software)
Endpoint, kinetic, area scanning, absorbance spectral scanning (under Gen5 control)
Microplate types UV-Vis absorbance: 6- to 384-well plates (onboard software)
Fluorescence intensity and luminescence: 96- and 384-well (onboard software)
All modes: 6- to 384-well microplates (under Gen5 control)
Other labware supported Take3 Micro-Volume Plates (onboard software)
Take3 and Take3 Trio Micro-Volume Plates (under Gen5 control)
Shaking Linear, orbital, double-orbital
Software Endpoint protocols (onboard)
Full data analysis and reporting (under Gen5 control)
Detection modes UV-Vis absorbance
Fluorescence intensity
​Luminescence
Read methods Endpoint (onboard software)
Endpoint, kinetic, area scanning, absorbance spectral scanning (under Gen5 control)
Microplate types UV-Vis absorbance: 6- to 384-well plates (onboard software)
Fluorescence intensity and luminescence: 96- and 384-well (onboard software)
All modes: 6- to 384-well microplates (under Gen5 control)
Other labware supported Take3 Micro-Volume Plates (onboard software)
Take3 and Take3 Trio Micro-Volume Plates (under Gen5 control)
Shaking Linear, orbital, double-orbital
Software Endpoint protocols (onboard)
Full data analysis and reporting (under Gen5 control)

Absorbance

Light source Xenon flash
Detector photodiode
Wavelength selection monochromator
Wavelength range 200 nm to 999 nm, in 1 nm increments
Monochromator bandwidth < 5 nm
Dynamic range 0 to 4.000 OD
Resolution 0.001 OD (onboard software)
0.0001 OD (under Gen5 control)
Pathlength correction yes
Monochromator wavelength accuracy + 2 nm
Monochromator wavelength repeatability + 0.2 nm (standard deviation)
OD accuracy <1% at 2.0 OD
<3% at 2.5 OD
OD linearity <1% from 0 to 2.5 OD
OD repeatability <0.5% at 2.0 OD
Stray light 0.03% at 230 nm
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells: 12 seconds
384 wells: 23 seconds
Light source Xenon flash
Detector photodiode
Wavelength selection monochromator
Wavelength range 200 nm to 999 nm, in 1 nm increments
Monochromator bandwidth < 5 nm
Dynamic range 0 to 4.000 OD
Resolution 0.001 OD (onboard software)
0.0001 OD (under Gen5 control)
Pathlength correction yes
Monochromator wavelength accuracy + 2 nm
Monochromator wavelength repeatability + 0.2 nm (standard deviation)
OD accuracy <1% at 2.0 OD
<3% at 2.5 OD
OD linearity <1% from 0 to 2.5 OD
OD repeatability <0.5% at 2.0 OD
Stray light 0.03% at 230 nm
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells: 12 seconds
384 wells: 23 seconds

Fluorescence Intensity

Light source Halogen
Detector PMT
Wavelength selection Filters
Wavelength range 320-700 nm (low noise PMT)
320-850 nm (red-shifted PMT)
Dynamic range >6 decades
Sensitivity Fluorescein 2 pM
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells: 24 secs
384 wells: 76 secs
Light source Halogen
Detector PMT
Wavelength selection Filters
Wavelength range 320-700 nm (low noise PMT)
320-850 nm (red-shifted PMT)
Dynamic range >6 decades
Sensitivity Fluorescein 2 pM
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells: 24 secs
384 wells: 76 secs

Luminescence

Dynamic range >6 decades
Sensitivity 10 amol ATP
Dynamic range >6 decades
Sensitivity 10 amol ATP

Physical Characteristics

Connectivity One USB 2.0 port for computer control
Two USB 2.0 ports for printer connection and USB flash drive (touchscreen configurations only)
Power External 24VDC power supply compatible with 100-240 volts AC @50-60Hz.
60W maximum consumption.
Dimensions 15” H x 15” W x 15” D (with touchscreen)
(38.1 cm H x 38.1 cm W x 38.1 cm D)
12” H x 15” W x 15” D
(30.5 cm H x 38.1 cm W x 38.1 cm D)
Weight < 27 lbs (12.3 kg)
Connectivity One USB 2.0 port for computer control
Two USB 2.0 ports for printer connection and USB flash drive (touchscreen configurations only)
Power External 24VDC power supply compatible with 100-240 volts AC @50-60Hz.
60W maximum consumption.
Dimensions 15” H x 15” W x 15” D (with touchscreen)
(38.1 cm H x 38.1 cm W x 38.1 cm D)
12” H x 15” W x 15” D
(30.5 cm H x 38.1 cm W x 38.1 cm D)
Weight < 27 lbs (12.3 kg)

Regulatory

Regulatory CE and TUV marked. RoHS Compliant. Models for In Vitro Diagnostic use are available.

Configurations

Absorbance Fluorescence Luminescence Touchscreen
SLXA
SLXF
SLXFA
SLXATS
SLXFTS
SLXFATS