ELx800 Absorbance Reader

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ELx800 Absorbance Reader


The ELx800™ is a cost-effective, high quality absorbance reader designed for applications within the clinical, biotechnology research and pharmaceutical laboratory. Its compact footprint and proven robust design makes it an ideal solution for many microplate based biological assays. Gen5 Software controls the ELx800, expanding the reader’s capabilities to include kinetics and well area scanning measurements. Gen5 offers unsurpassed data reduction capability as well as customizable data output options.


6-, 12-. 24-, 48-, 96- and 384-well compatibility

ELx800 goes beyond basic 96-well microplate reading, allowing a wide range of microplates to be measured in endpoint, kinetic and area scanning modes with Gen5 Reader Control (Gen5 RC) Software

Robust, proven low maintenance hardware

The ELx800 is a proven long-lived platform, providing years of excellent optical performance and very low maintenance.

Excellent performance from 340 nm to 750 nm

The wide wavelength range available with ELx800 provides for a broad range of applications with.

Extensive data analysis with available Gen5 Microplate Reader and Imager Software

For qualitative and quantitative data analysis, the available Gen5 Software offers and intuitive programming interface, or choose from the dozens of prepared protocols for many common assays.


 Part #
 6- to 96-well
 6- to 384-well  
 400-750 nm
 340-750 nm    


Detection modes Absorbance
Read methods Endpoint. Kinetic, well area scanning (under computer control)
Microplate types 6- to 384-well plates
Software Gen5 Reader Control Software
Gen5 Data Analysis Software (optional)
Light source Tungsten halogen
Detector photodiode
Wavelength selection filters
Wavelength range 400 to 750 nm
340 to 750 nm (UV option)
Dynamic range 0 to 3.0 OD
Resolution 0.001 OD
Pathlength correction no
Filter wheel capacity 5 positions
Filters supplied 4 filters (5 with UV option)
OD accuracy <1% at 2.0 OD
OD linearity <1% at 2.0 OD
<3% at 3.0 OD
OD repeatability <0.5% at 2.0 OD
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells: 30 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Power 100 - 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 15"W x 16.5"D x 7"H
(38.1 x 41.9 x 17.8 cm)
Weight 18.5 lbs (8 kg)
Regulatory For In Vitro Diagnostic use. CE and TUV marked, RoHS Compliant.