The ELx800™ is designed for applications within the clinical, biotechnology research and pharmaceutical laboratory. Its compact footprint and proven robust design makes it an ideal solution for many microplate based biological assays. The ELx800 can be controlled by Gen5 software, expanding the reader’s capabilities to include kinetics and well area scanning measurements. Gen5 offers unsurpassed data reduction capability as well as customizable data output options. When standalone use is preferred, the ELx800 on-board software is extensive for a variety of qualitative and quantitative applications.

Technical Specifications


Detection mode Absorbance
Read method End point, kinetic and well area scanning via computer control
Microplate types 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96-well microplates
384- and 60/72/96-well Terasaki plates (NB option)
Software Gen5 Reader Control Included
On-board Software 55 user-programmable protocols


Light source Tungsten Halogen
Wavelength selection Filters
Wavelength range 400 to 750 nm
340 to 750 nm (UV option)
Bandpass 10 nm
Dynamic range 0 to 3.0 OD
Resolution 0.001 OD
Filter wheel capacity 5 positions
Filters supplied 4 filters (5 with UV option)
OD accuracy <1% at 2.0 OD typical
OD linearity <1% at 2.0 OD typical <3% at 3.0 OD typical
OD repeatability <0.5% at 2.0 OD typical
Reading speed 96 wells: 30 seconds

Physical Characteristics

Power 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 16.5″D x 15″W x 7″H (41.9 x 38.1 x 17.8 cm)
Weight 18.5 lbs (8 kg)


Regulatory For In Vitro Diagnostic use. CE and TUV marked.


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