Reader for cell-based assays

The new Spark 10M multimode microplate reader is designed to offer greater flexibility and increased productivity for cell biology and genomics customers. From microbiology research and cell-based assays to rapid DNA quantification, the Spark 10M delivers a combination of advanced capabilities and ease-of-use to simplify daily work.

At the heart of the Spark 10M are Tecan’s Fusion Optics which offer users the choice of filter- or monchromator-based measurements – or even a combination of both – at the touch of a button, meaning laboratories no longer have to make a trade-off between flexibility and sensitivity. This system is complemented by patent-pending High Speed Monochromators (HSM) which provide a complete absorbance scan, from 200 to 1,000nm, in under five seconds.

The Spark 10M reader has been developed from the outset with cell-based assays in mind, and includes a host of software and hardware features designed to simplify cell biology protocols. It combines precise temperature regulation and plate shaking options with a fully integrated Gas Control Module (GCM), offering advanced in-reader incubation capabilities for walkaway, long-term studies.

Productivity and reproducibility are further improved by the addition of a humidity cassette and automated lid handling, helping to precisely balance gas exchange and provide exceptional evaporation protection. 

For even greater efficiency, the Spark 10M also features a bright-field cell counting module which uses Tecan’s disposable Cell Chip devices to provide rapid, label-free cell counting and analysis. Controlled by the system’s user-oriented SparkControl software and intuitive touchscreen interface, these advanced features make it easier than ever before to set up and run even complex assay protocols, with one-click operation and remote control for even greater efficiency and productivity.

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