Microplate Instrumentation & Software

At BioTek, we strive to be the leader in each of our product segments, and constantly perfect our technologies to reflect this position. By designing new products and enhancements with this fresh perspective, we consistently deliver more performance, flexibility and value to our customers.

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Imaging & Microscopy

Lionheart FX Automated Live Cell Imager is optimized for live cell imaging with up to 100x magnification with brightfield, color brightfield, phase contrast and fluorescence channels. Incubation to 40°C, CO2/O2 control, humidity chamber and Gen5™ 3.0 software, make cell image capture, analysis, annotation and time lapse video production quick and effortless.

Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers combine automated digital microscopy and conventional microplate detection in a modular, upgradable platform. This patent pending design provides rich phenotypic cellular information with well-based intensity data. Fluorescence, brightfield, phase contrast and color brightfield imaging modes are available with Cytation. Upgradable multi-mode detection modules include fluorescence intensity, UV-Vis absorbance, luminescence, fluorescence polarization and time-resolved fluorescence and laser-based Alpha.

BioSpa Automated Live Cell Imaging System brings together BioSpa Automated Incubator and Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers for a completed automated live cell imaging and analysis system. Liquid handling can be added to make it a fully automated system, from sample prep to image analysis.


BioTek offers a complete line of innovative microplate detection instruments that lead the market in versatility, performance and value. The Hybrid multi-mode readers include modular systems that can incorporate one or more detection modes, including: fluorescence intensity, UV-Vis absorbance, luminescence, fluorescence polarization and time-resolved fluorescence, using a combination of filter-based and monochromator-based optical systems. Synergy Multi-Mode readers offer application flexibility and several single mode readers offer affordable, excellent performance.

Liquid Handling

BioTek's accurate, precise and flexible suite of liquid handling technologies includes microplate washers, combined washer/ dispensers, reagent dispensers and automated pipetting systems. BioTek’s liquid handling systems offer peristaltic and syringe-driven dispensers, along with models that incorporate full plate washing & multi- and single-channel dispense capabilities in modular and upgradable configurations.

Software & Robotics

BioTek’s automation solutions include BioStack Microplate Stacker and BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator.  Both systems integrate with most BioTek microplate washers, dispenser, readers and imagers, and their robotic grippers are designed to work with plate from low to high densities to reach many applications.

BioTek’s software solutions provide maximum programming, operation, processing and analysis for liquid handling, imaging, detection and robotic systems, for users at all skill levels.


BioTek offers a wide range of accessories for all product lines – everything the laboratory needs to maximum efficiency and workflow process. Use the convenient Search for accessories for your instrumentation or software.

BioTek offers purchasing programs to meet our customers' needs, whether you're looking for used equipment, or need additional financing. Please review the programs below and contact us at CustomerCare@biotek.com if we can be of assistance.

Certified Pre-Owned and Demo Instrument Program:
We offer a variety of lightly used microplate instrumentation, including multi-mode microplate readers, microplate washers and dispensers at significant savings. Excellent performance and outstanding value are guaranteed! Find out more here.

Lease to Own Program:
Need bridge financing until funds or other financing is available? Consider BioTek’s Lease to Own Program. Find out more here.