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Cytation Hybrid Multi-Mode Reader

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Cytation Multi-Mode readers offer modularity to meet your laboratory's present workflows, and are upgradable to meet future requirements. UV-Vis absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence detection are available detection modes, and you can add fluorescence microscopy to expand the range of applications in a single instrument.  The included Gen5™ software is designed for uncomplicated data collection and processing for even the most complex assays.
 

 

applications

Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers are uniquely designed to support applications across automated digital microscopy and conventional multi-mode detection. Here we highlight a few key application areas.
Standard curves compared
Standard curves compared; Cytation 5 and Synergy HTX AlphaLISA assay
Fluorescence polarization
Fluorescence polarization: Human serum albumin and tryptophan
Take3
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!

Features

 

   Modular, upgradable design

 
 
 Digital microscopy and multi-mode detection

Although your lab may only be working with multi-mode workflows now, assay demands may change in the future. Cytation’s modularity offers the ability to add automated digital microscopy to the multi-mode system to adapt as your research requirements change.

 

Patented Hybrid optics

 
 

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.

hybrid optics
 

   Variable bandwidth monochromators

 
Variable bandwidth monochromators optimize fluorophore detection

Cytation 5 features monochromators with variable bandwiths 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.

 Label-free cell counting for cell proliferation studies
 

   Peltier Cooling for environmental stability

 
 
Label-free cell counting

The Peltier Cooling Module promotes a rapid 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.

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Certifications

Transcreener - TR FRET Validated Transcreener - FI Validated Transcreener  - Far Red FP DLReady HTRF
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