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Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5e Multilabel Microplate Reader
Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5e Multilabel Microplate Reader
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Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5e Multilabel Microplate Reader

The Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5E is a multi-mode plate reader that delivers single mode reader performance with five preferred detection modes for a wide range of applications. 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 M5e possesses five preferred modes for multiple detection benefits in one platform: UV-Visible Absorbance (Abs), Fluorescence Intensity (FI), Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF), Fluorescence Polarization (FP), Luminescence (Lumi).

Applications include endpoint, kinetic, spectrum, and multi-point well-scanning combining absorbance and fluorescence in 6-well to 384-well microplates, as well as endpoint, kinetic, and spectrum applications in absorbance and fluorescence using cuvettes, can be run with little to no optimization. For use within biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, and microbiology. Typical applications include ELISA, nucleic acid, protein, enzymatic type homogeneous and heterogeneous assays, microbial growth, endotoxin testing, and pipettor calibration.

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

The Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5e Multilabel Microplate Reader includes:
  • > Windows 10 Data Station Pre-Loaded with SoftMax Pro Software 6.5.1
  • > Interface Cable
  • > Spectramax Validation Report
  • > Operator's Guide
  • > Top Read Plate Adapter
  • > Power Cord
  • > Full Parts and Labor 90 Day Warranty

Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5e Multilabel Microplate Reader Specifications

UV/Vis Photometric Performance

Wavelength Range

200 - 1000 nm

Wavelength Selection

Monochromator, tunable in 1.0 nm increments

Wavelength Bandwidth

≤ 4.0 nm

Wavelength Accuracy

± 2.0 nm

Wavelength Repeatability

± 0.2 nm

Photometric Range

0 - 4.0 OD

Photometric Resolution

0.001 OD

Photometric Accuracy

< ± 0.006 OD ± 1.0%, 0-2 OD

Photometric Precision

< ± 0.003 OD ± 1.0%, 0-2 OD

Baseline Flatness

< 0.001 OD

Stray Light

< 0.05% @ 230 nm

Fluorescence Photometric:

Dual Monochromators

1 nm increments
EX 250 - 850 nm
EM 360 - 850 nm

Bandwidth (EX, EM)

9, 9 nm

Detection Limit

3.0 fmol/well FITC 200µl in 96 wells

Time Resolved Fluorescence:

Wavelength Range

360 - 850 nm


0.5 fmol/well Eu-chelate (obtained with DELFIA reagent from PE by using a 384 well plate)

Data Collection

50 - 1450 µsec, 200µsec increments


Wavelength Range

360 - 850 nm

Detection Limit

10 amol/well alkaline phosphatase 200 µl/well (obtained with Emerald II reagent from ABI)

General Specifications:

Light Source

Xenon Flash Lamp


Photomultiplier (R-3896)

Plate Formats

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

Read Time

96 well (Abs 18 sec, FI 15 sec)
384 well (Abs 49 sec, FI 45 sec)

Shaker Time

0 to 999 seconds

Temperature Range

Ambient +4 °C to 45°C

Temperature Accuracy

± 1 °C @ 37°C

Temperature Uniformity

± 0.5°C @ 37°C set point


110 - 120 Vac 50/60 Hz

Computer Specifications


Intel I5-4300U CPU


16.0 GB



Hard drive

240GB Solid State Drive

Operating System

Windows 10 64-Bit

SpectraMax M5e Manual

SoftMax Pro Software Manual

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