800 TS Absorbance Reader

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800 TS Absorbance Reader


The BioTek 800 TS absorbance reader is an affordable, high-quality microplate reader for assays in 6- to 384-well formats. Applications include ELISA, protein quantification, enzyme kinetics and cell-based assays. The color touch screen provides a visual user interface, making programming fast and intuitive. Expanded functionality and data analysis is available with Gen5 software. The 800 TS partners with the 50 TS washer, making a compact, versatile, and affordable system to automate many application workflows.



   High quality, high performance at an affordable price

 High quality, high performance at an affordable price

The 800 TS delivers high quality, high performance microplate reading at an affordable price. Robust instrument hardware and powerful software, along with unparalleled service and support, make BioTek the #1 plate reader brand.


   Application versatility: ELISA to cell-based assays and bead-based assays


With its 340 to 750 nm wavelength range, the 800 TS is ideal for a variety of applications including ELISA, protein, and other endpoint protocols. Incubation and shaking expand the reach to enzyme kinetics and cell-based assays.

Four imaging modes, multiple imaging processes

   Color touchscreen for quick, easy programming and operation

 Touch Screen

The touchscreen and menu-driven software make protocol creation intuitive and simple. Simple press start to ready, and the 800 TS delivers results quickly and reliably. Protocols and results are saved onboard for instant recall.


  USB flash drive for convenient data export, Gen5 import for analysis


Many assays require more extensive data analysis and reporting. For convenience, you can export data to a USB flash drive and import it into Gen5 software for advanced data handling and custom reporting.

Automated digital microscopy to 100x

   High precision and accuracy for quality results

Four imaging modes, multiple imaging processes

Although the 800 TS is affordable, it doesn’t compromise on performance. The high quality hardware and optical design assure excellent results for all assays. It’s easy for your lab to verify and qualify performance over time, using the Absorbance Test Plate and Product Qualification Package.


Part #
6- to 96-well plates 6- to 384-well,
Terasaki plates
400 - 750 nm 340 - 750 nm Incubation Shaking
Gen5 Software is included with all 800 TS configurations.


Detection modes Absorbance
Read methods Endpoint. Kinetic, well area scanning (under computer control)
Microplate types 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96-well microplates
384-well microplates, (NB configurations)
Maximum plate height 0.9" (22.86 mm)
Temperature control 50 °C (800TSI, 800TSUVI)
Shaking Linear (except NB configurations)
Software Gen5 Software included
Gen5 Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance (option)
Gen5 IVD (option)
Onboard software Up to 40 user-programmable protocols
Quick menu
Create, edit or run protocols
Save results to USB thumb drive
Printer External USB printer (optional)
User interface 4.3" color LCD touchscreen display
Light source Tungsten halogen
Detector Photodiode
Wavelength selection Filters
Wavelength range 400 to 750 nm
340 to 750 nm ("UV" configurations)
Dynamic range 0 to 4.0 OD (normal & rapid read modes)
0 to 3.0 OD (sweep read mode)
Resolution 0.001 OD (standalone mode)
0.0001 OD (via Gen5 control)
Filter wheel capacity 5
Filters supplied 405, 450, 490, 630
340, 405, 450, 490, 630 ("UV" configurations)
OD accuracy 96-well plate, normal read mode, 405 nm
+1.0% +0.010 OD from 0.0 to 2.0 OD
OD linearity 96-well plate, normal read mode, 405 nm
+1.0% from 0.0 to 2.0 OD
+3.0% from 2.0 OD to 3.0 OD
OD repeatability 96-well plate, normal read mode, 405 nm
+0.5% +0.005 OD from 0.0 to 2.0 OD
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells, single wavelength
Normal read mode: 30 seconds
Rapid read mode: 18 seconds
Sweep read mode: 11 seconds

96 wells, dual wavelength
Normal read mode: 63 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Connectivity (1) USB Type B for computer control
(2) USB Type A for thumb drive and printer
Power External 24VDC power supply compatible with 100-240VAC @50-60Hz
Power consumption: 40 Watts
Dimensions 16.5 x 15 x 7 inches
(41.9 x 38.1 x 17.8 cm)
Weight 18.5 lbs (8 kg)
Regulatory CE and TUV marked. RoHS Compliant. Models for In Vitro Diagnostic use are available.