Cytation Hybrid Multi-Mode Reader
The BioTek Cytation cell imaging multimode microplate readers offer modularity to meet today’s workflows and are upgradable to meet future workflow requirements. Patented Hybrid Technology delivers the sensitivity of filters with the flexibility of monochromators. Detection modes are available in UV-Vis absorbance, fluorescence, and luminescence detection. Fluorescence microscopy to 60x can be added to expand the range of applications in a single instrument. Gen5 software is included with the system and is designed for uncomplicated data collection and processing for the most complex assays.
- Modular and upgradable to meet current and future workflow requirements
- Patented Hybrid Technology optics with the sensitivity of filters and flexibility of monochromators
- Variable bandwidth monochromators optimize fluorophore detection
- 100 mW laser for speed and performance-based excitation for Alpha assays
- Micro-volume nucleic acid and protein quantification with the Take3 Micro-Volume Plate
- Peltier Cooling Module maintains environmental stability for uncompromised assay integrity
Standard curves compared; Cytation 5 and Synergy HTX AlphaLISA assay
Fluorescence polarization: Human serum albumin and tryptophan
Micro-volume (2 µL) quantification of up to 48 samples with Take3 Plate
These are just a few examples of the many important applications for Cytation. Visit our Applications page to see more.
BioTek Field Applications Scientists (FAS) and Product Specialists provide unparalleled scientific support, assisting with experimental planning and assay optimization on BioTek’s instrumentation and software. Learn how they can help move your science forward… faster!
Cytation 5 features a patented, hybrid optical design, with filter-based fluorescence optics for high transmission and high sensitivity, and monochromator optics for convenience and assay flexibility. Multiple fluorescence measurement modes include fluorescence intensity, time-resolved fluorescence and fluorescence polarization.
Variable bandwidth monochromators
Cytation multi-mode configurations can include quad monochromators with variable bandwidths, selectable from 9 nm to 50 nm, in 1 nm increments. Variable bandwidths allow you to optimize detection conditions for fluorophores that have unique excitation or emission parameters, for example, a narrow Stokes shift, to provide better performance than conventional monochromators.
100 mW Alpha Laser
Laser-based excitation in Cytation 5 offers the power required to get great sensitivity and fast reading speeds, which are critical for Alpha assays.
Peltier Cooling for environmental stability
The Peltier Cooling Module facilitates interior cool down after incubated processes, to allow efficient switching between multiple applications without unwanted temperature influences. For temperature sensitive assays typically run at ambient, or room temperature, the Cooling Module maintains environmental stability within Cytation, allowing < 1 °C rise in ambient temperature, regardless of external and internal temperature fluctuation.