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|Fluoroskan I|Perseptive Biosystems Cytofluor 4000|BMG FLUOstar|

|Biotek FL 600|Dynex Technologies MLX|

|ThermoFisher Finstruments Fluorescence|ThermoFisher Ascent|

|Tecan Spectrafluor|Tecan Spectrafluor Plus|Tecan Genios|

|Molecular Devices Gemini XS|ThermoFisher Luminoskan|

|ThermoFisher Luminoskan Ascent|

|BMG FLUOstar Galaxy|Perkin Elmer Victor 2 with or w/o injectors|


|BMG POLARstar Galaxy|Biotek FLX 800|BMG NOVOstar|Tecan Ultra|

|Tecan Genios Pro|Thermo Fisher Ascent FL with w/o injectors|

 |Molecular Devices M5|Molecular Devices Gemini EM|Tecan Safire|

BMG FLUOstar Galaxy Multifunctional Fluorescence, TRF and Absorbance
Equipped with UV-VIS Fluorescence and Absorbance filters
 for top- and bottom- read assays

BMG FLUOstar Galaxy

Measurement principles for the wide range of applications

The Galaxy model are fully automated microplate based readers which incorporates  different measurement principles:
  • Fluorescence                               
  • Fluorescence TRF                                                                      
  • Absorbance  

            Ca2+ Measurements (e.g. Ca2+ Flux with Fura-2 or Indo-1)
            Enzyme Activity
            Cell Toxicity, Proliferation and Viability
            ATP Quantification

By integrating a high intensity xenon flash lamp and liquid light guide technology, the Galaxy can cover the wavelength range from 250 to 740 nm in Absorbance. The Galaxy can read plate formats of 96-384well plates in all measurement modes. Top-to-bottom readings.



Temperature-regulated heating plates above and below the entire plate movement area provide uniform incubation up to 45°C.

Endpoint, slow and fast kinetic measurements

Kinetic applications can be defined, with interval times from 100 ms to several hours. In addition, there is the possibility to measure where it is important in a kinetic study.

Multi-color detection

The fast filter wheels and the ability to define up to 8 sets of filter, each with individual gain and measurement timing parameters, allow analysis of multiple fluorophores in a single well (FRET, dual-emission, DNA-detection).

Technical Specifications

Measurement Principles

Time-Resolved Fluorescence

Light Source

High-energy xenon flash lamp


Side window, current type photomultiplier tube

Fluorescence Wavelength Range 250-750nm spectral range

Fluorescence Filters

Excitation and Emission filter wheels accomodate 8 and 4 filters respectively with your choice of 2 filter pairs installed in instrument

Absorbance Wavelength Range 200-1000nm spectral range
Dynamic range: 0.000-3.000 OD
Reproducibility: 0.010 OD for 0-2 OD range
Absorbance Filters One filter wheel accomodate 4 filters each with your choice of 1 filter installed in instrument

Time-Resolved Fluorescence

Limit of detection: 50 amol/well europium
calculated according to the IUPAC standard: 3(SDblank)/slope

Microplate Formats

up to 384 well and Fluorescence intensity and time-resolved fluorescence up to 1536 well plate. 
Fluorescence black plate and Absorbance plate

Reading Time

Depends on test definition
shortest reading time: 15 s for 96-well plate
30s for 384 well plate 60s for 1536 well plate


Incubation range from ambient +5 °C to 45 °C
Temperature stability 0.2 °C
Temperature gradient < 0.5°C


Orbital or linear shaking, user definable time and width


LxWxH: 48 x 44 x 27 cm; weight 28 kg

Interface connections RS 232 serial & parallel port
Catalog # P21010 FLUORstar Model Remanufactured
Catalog # P21012 FLUORstar Model Upgraded Remanufactured
Catalog # P21004 FLUORstar Galaxy with 2 injectors Remanufactured
Catalog # P21006 POLARstar Remanufactured
Catalog # P21009 POLARstar Galaxy Remanufactured
Catalog # P21007 POLARstar Galaxy with 2 injectors Remanufactured
Catalog # P21005 NOVOstar Remanufactured

Warranty information:

Comes complete with line cord,  NIST documentation and certification, 15 month warranty and six days a week technical support.  

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