BioTek Instruments, Inc.


BioTek, now a part of Agilent, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative life science instrumentation including microplate readers, washers and dispensers.

Our products enable life science research by providing high performance, cost-effective analysis and quantification of biomolecules, biomolecular interactions and cellular structure and function across diverse applications.


Our innovative multi-mode and absorbance microplate readers lead the market in versatility, performance and value. Applications range from basic ELISA to high throughput detection.


Synergy LX Multi-Mode Reader

  • Monochromator based UV/Vis absorbance
  • High performance filter based fluorescence, luminescence
  • Optional touchscreen interface
  • Take3 plate compatible for low volume (2µL) nucleic acid and protein quantification

Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer

  • Monochromator based absorbance plate reader. Choose your wavelength without filters
  • UV and visible wavelength range
  • Temperature control to 65°C
  • Optional touchscreen interface
  • Take3 plate compatible for low volume (2µL) nucleic acid and protein quantification

800 TS Absorbance Reader

  • Filter based absorbance plate reader
  • Visible wavelength range
  • Touchscreen interface (PC control available too)
  • Optional temperature control to 50°C


Take3 and Take3 Trio Micro-Volume Plates

  • Low volume 2µL nucleic acid and protein quantification
  • Pre-programmed protocols in Gen5 Software
  • Absorbance and fluorescence detection
  • Read 2µL microspots, BioCells or standard cuvettes
Liquid Handling

BioTek's suite of instruments automate many processes including plate washing and dispensing for a wide range of life science applications.


MultiFlo FX Multi-Mode Dispenser

  • 6- to 1536-well microplates in low profile, standard height and deep well formats
  • Broad volume range from 500 nL to 3 mL in 1 µL increments
  • Angled dispense tubes for sensitive cell-based assays
  • Easy to use color touch screen interface enables workflow automation within minutes

50 TS Washer

  • Automated strip based plate washer
  • 96 and 384-well plate washing
  • Magnetic bead and vacuum filtration options

BioTek's detection and liquid handling instruments offer superior performance, reliability and versatility. Gen5 Microplate Reader Software provides intuitive control for all detection systems, with powerful data analysis and flexible output capabilities. LHC software offers complete programming and control over microplate washing and dispensing operations. Both LHC and Gen5 software are provided in several editions, including 21 CFR Part 11 compliant editions of each. LHC software is also available with drivers for integration into SiLA compliant automated systems.


Gen5 Software

  • Multi-mode and single mode plate reader control
  • Powerful data analysis
  • Flexible, customizable data outputs; quick Excel export
  • 21 CFR Part 11 compliant available
  • IVD compliant edition available

Liquid Handling Software

  • Washers and dispenser control and programming
  • 21 CFR Part 11 compliant edition available
  • Optional SiLA compliant

Quantitative Assay Apps

  • Plate reading to results in minutes
  • 10-second plate map definition
  • Automatic curve fitting
  • Normalization & target volume calculation
  • Easy data export
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