Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5 Multimode Microplate Reader

Cambridge Scientific ID: 28507 Category: Tag:


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 is the standard for UV/visible multi-mode reader absorbance, providing ultrafast, full spectral range detection for cuvettes, 96-, and 384-well microplates.



  • Computer w/ Softmax Pro 5.4
  • Manuals
  • Cables


Multiple detection modes

  • UV-Visible Absorbance (Abs)
  • Fluorescence Intensity (FI)
  • Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF)
  • Fluorescence Polarization (FP)
  • Glow Luminescence (Lumi)



  • Multiple Detection Modes
  • Precision Optics and Detectors
  • Patented AutoPMT Optimization System
  • Patented PathCheck® Pathlength Measurement Technology
  • Comprehensive Reader Validation
  • Automating with Ease


General Photometric performance


Plate Formats

  • 6, 12, 24, 48, 96, 384 wells

Light Source

  • Xenon Flash Lamp (1 joule/flash)


  • 2 photomultiplier tubes


  • 0 to 999 seconds

Temperature Control

  • 2 °C above ambient to 60 °C

Temperature Uniformity

  • < 1°C at 37°C set point

Temperature Accuracy

  • ±1°C at 37°C set point

Endpoint Reading

  • All modes

Kinetic Reading

  • All modes

Spectral Scanning

  • All modes

Well Scanning

  • Abs, FI, TRF, Lum

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