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Plate reader in 3 Althouse

This is a friendly reminder that the plate reader is a shared instrument, and many researchers rely on it being maintained in good condition. While it is free for everyone to use, it is not free to repair and maintain. Please be courteous to your colleagues and take good care of the plate reader.

Please close the drawer, turn off the instrument and the computer, and cover the instrument before leaving.

Regrettably, I am unable to clean after facility visitors and check the plate reader area; and I thank everyone who helps to keep the plate reader area in my laboratory clean and tidy.

Yesterday, the reader was left turned on and open: not a good thing given the amount of dust and sand coming out of the AC ducts in the lab. (It is a very old building.)

Plate reader left turned on and open on July 31


Plate reader

The SpectraMax M5 plate reader which used to be in the Millennium Science Complex, W-124A is now located in the Proteomics and MS Core Facility, in 3 Althouse. Please contact Tatiana to reserve the plate reader time: tnl1@psu.edu, 814-863-3503. There is currently no charge for using this plate reader.

The SpectraMax M5 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader delivers single mode reader performance in one multimode reader package. The dual monochromator optics allow the widest range of applications to be utilized for bioresearch and drug discovery applications, all without the need to change filters. The SpectraMax M5 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader possesses the five modes preferred by the majority of our users providing the benefit of multiple detection modes in one platform:

UV-Visible Absorbance (Abs)

Fluorescence Intensity (FI)

Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF)

Fluorescence Polarization (FP)

Glow Luminescence (Lumi)

User Manual – SpectraMax M3 M4 M5 M5e

Software Manual – SoftMax Pro