Perkin Elmer’s Victor Nivo plate reader packs a lot of detection modes

Victor Nivo plate reader

The Victor Nivo system benchtop multimode reader packs all popular detection modes into the industry’s smallest multimode reader footprint, according to diagnostics and life sciences instrument maker Perkin Elmer.

The compact machine is designed for everyday biochemical and cell-based assays. It measures only 50cm in depth, 27cm in height, and 20cm in width. It weighs 15kg.

The Victor Nivo measures at any wavelength, with top and bottom reading of all technologies. Its software interface is easy to learn and use, and lets you control the instrument from almost any device.

It is capable of the following detection mode: Absorbance, Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF), Luminescence, Fluorescence Intensity, Fluorescence Polarization.

The Victor Nivo’s browser-based control software is independent of operating system, so it can be controlled via a variety of touchscreen devices, for example, Windows or Mac OS PCs or tablets. The microplate reader can be operated via WiFi or a network connection, enabling experiments to be set-up, run and monitored remotely, such as from outside a biosafety cabinet or from a neighbouring lab.

At the heart of the VICTOR Nivo, multimode plate reader is a dynamic wheel system with space for up to 32 filters, enabling the detection of a multitude of different dyes.

Filters are exchanged between the inner and outer wheels, so any individual filter can serve either the excitation or emission light path. As a result, there’s no need to install new filters when switching between assays, and filters are locked in place so they can’t get lost in the lab – ideal for multi-user environments.

When fully-loaded, the filter system provides the flexibility to detect many dyes with better sensitivity and greater cost-effectiveness than a monochromator.

For absorbance measurements using the Victor Nivo multimode plate reader, there is a choice of either a filter- or a spectrometer-based system. With the spectrometer-based plate reader, full spectrum absorbance measurements are ultra-fast – 230 to 1000 nm at selectable resolutions (2.0 nm, 5.0 nm, 10 nm) in less than one second per well.

Up to eight discrete wavelengths can be detected at once in a single measurement with no wavelength switching, and the spectrometer-based Victor Nivo system also allows the detection of a wide range of dyes or measurement of samples with unknown absorbance spectra.


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