BioTek Cytation 1 cell imaging multimode reader combines fluorescence and high contrast brightfield imaging with conventional multimode detection. This affordable imaging reader delivers performance and economy compared to other digital microscopy systems. The BioTek Cytation 1 design provides both quantitative phenotypic cellular data with well-based quantitative data. The multimode detection module has high sensitivity filter-based fluorescence and a monochromator for UV-Vis absorbance. Temperature control and shaking are standard. CO2/O2 control and reagent injectors are available. Gen5 software simplifies image capture and plate reading.


Technical Specifications


Detection mode UV-Vis absorbance, Fluorescence intensity, Luminescence, Fluorescence polarization, Time-resolved fluorescence
Read method Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning, well area scanning
Microplate types Monochromator: 6- to 384-well plates

Filters: 6- to 1536-well plates

Imaging: 6- to 1536-well plates

Temperature control 4-Zone incubation to 45 °C with Condensation Control™; Variation +0.2 °C at 37 °C
Cooling Optional Peltier Cooling Module maintains internal temperature with < 1 °C rise over ambient. Provides internal cooling after incubated processes.
Shaking Linear, orbital, double orbital
Software Gen5™ Microplate Reader and Imager Software included

Gen5 Image+ and Image Prime software available for full image analysis

Fluorescence Intensity
Light source Xenon flash
Detector PMT
Wavelength selection Deep blocking band pass filters / dichroic mirrors
Wavelength range Filters: 200 – 700 nm (850 nm option)
Sensitivity Fluorescein: 0.25 pM (0.025 fmol/well, 384-well plate)
Wavelength range 300 – 700 nm
Dynamic range >6 decades
Sensitivity 10 amol ATP (flash), 100 amol (glow)
Physical Characteristics
Power 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 16.4″ W x 17.5″ H x 20.2″ D (41.6 cm x 44.5 cm x 51.4 cm)
Weight 29 kg
Regulatory For In Vitro Diagnostic use. CE and TUV marked.