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Cytation Hybrid Multi-Mode Reader



   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 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.

 Label-free cell counting for cell proliferation studies

   Peltier Cooling for environmental stability

Label-free cell counting

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.