product design

Synergy LXMultimode Reader

Technical Details


Detection modes UV-Vis absorbance
Fluorescence intensity
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)


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


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)


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