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Molecular Devices SpectraMax M2 Multilabel Microplate Reader
Molecular Devices SpectraMax M2 Multilabel Microplate Reader
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Included Documentation Molecular Devices Absorbance and Fluorescence Validation Report

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Product Code: MD-M2

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Molecular Devices SpectraMax M2 Multilabel Microplate Reader

The SpectraMax M2 is a dual-monochromator, multi-detection microplate reader with a dual-mode cuvette port and 96 or 384 microplate reading capability. Detection modalities include absorbance (UV-Vis Abs) and fluorescence intensity (FI) and have optical performance comparable to a top-of-the-line dedicated spectrofluorometer or spectrophotometer. Endpoint, kinetic, spectrum and area-well scanning read types and PathCheck allow homogeneous and heterogeneous microplate assays to be performed in this flexible system. The FI and Abs microplate reader with built-in cuvette port allows easy conversion and optimization of very-low-throughput assays into medium-high-throughput microplate assays.

The SpectraMax M2 allows faster, more precise results and reagent savings. In addition, combined absorbance and fluorescence intensity assays can be run by issuing a single read command. Within endpoint and kinetic measurement protocols, up to four wavelength pairs can be read at a time, allowing for improved efficiency. Key Features: dual mode cuvette port, robotics compatible, multilabel, dual monochromators, and PathCheck.

Applications include: DNA, RNA, and protein quantitation and purity; PicoGreen, NanoOrange, and Bradford; ELISAs and enzyme kinetics; drug dissolution profiles; live or dead viability or cytotoxicity assays; Caspase-3 and protease assays; cAMP assays using CatchPoint Assay Kits; and low volume applications.

All of our equipment is fully tested to perform at factory specifications before being shipped.

The Molecular Devices SpectraMax M2 Multilabel Microplate Reader includes:
  • > Windows 7 Data Station Pre-Loaded with SoftMax Pro Software 6.3.1
  • > Operator's Guide
  • > Interface Cable
  • > Molecular Devices Absorbance and Fluorescence Validation Report
  • > Top Reading Plate
  • > Power Cord
  • > Full 90 Day Parts and Labor

Molecular Devices SpectraMax M2 Multilabel Microplate Reader Specifications

Absorbance Photometric Performance

Wavelength Selection

Monochromator, tunable in 1 nm increments

Wavelength Range

200 to 1000 nm

Wavelength Bandwidth

≤ 4.0 nm

Wavelength Accuracy

± 2.0 nm

Wavelength Repeatability

± 0.2 nm

Photometric Range

0 to 4.0 OD

Photometric Resolution

0.001 OD

Photometric Accuracy (Microplate)

< ±0.006 OD ±1%, 0 to 2 OD

Photometric Accuracy (Cuvette)

< ±0.005 OD ±1%, 0 to 2 OD

Photometric Precision

< ±0.003 OD ±1%, 0 to 2 OD

Baseline Flatness

< 0.001 OD

Stray Light

< 0.05% @ 230 nm

Fluorescence Photometric Performance

Dual Monochromators

1 nm increment selection

EX Wavelength Range

250 to 850 nm

EM Wavelength Range

250 to 850 nm

Wavelength Bandwidth (EX, EM)

9 nm

Top-Read Optimized Sensitivity

5 pM (fluorescein) in 96 wells

Top-Read Guaranteed Sensitivity

15 pM (fluorescein) in 96 wells

Time-Resolved Fluorescence (secondary mode)

Wavelength Range

360 to 850 nm

Data Collection

50 to 1450 µsec., 200 µsec. increments

Guaranteed Sensitivity

7 pM Eu-chelate

Luminescence (secondary mode)

Wavelength Range

360 to 850 nm

Guaranteed Sensitivity

50 fM alkaline phosphatase

General Photometric Performance

Plate Formats

6, 12, 24, 48, 96, 384 wells

Light Source

Xenon flash lamp (1 joule/flash)


Photomultiplier tube (PMT)

Read Time

96 wells: Abs 18 sec., Fl 15 sec.

384 wells: Abs 49 sec., Fl 45 sec.

Shaker Time

0 to 999 seconds

Temperature Control

Ambient +4°C to 45°C

Temperature Uniformity

< 1°C at 37°C set point

Temperature Accuracy

±1°C at 37°C set point

General Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D)

22 x 58 x 38 cm (8.6 x 22.8 x 15 in)


15.9 kg (25 lbs)

Computer Specifications
Processor Intel i5-4300U Processor 2.9GHz
Ram 8GB
Hard Drive 240GB Internal SSD
Operating System Windows 10 Professional, 64bit

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