The Infinite F500 is Tecan’s most sensitive filter-based multimode microplate reader, to provide a multifunctional and modular system which offers excellent levels of sensitivity for fluorescence- and luminescence-based assays. The Infinite F500 is compatible with a wide variety of microplates, from 6- to 1,536-wells, including standard and low volume plate formats and Tecan’s patent pending NanoQuant Plate™. Its high speed, on-the-fly measurement capabilities ensure maximum throughput, allowing complete reading of a 1,536-well plate in under 30 seconds.
High measurement speed and robotic compatibility
The Infinite F500 filter-based microplate reader is capable of reading 6 to 384-well plates, including standard, half-area and low volume 384-well plates. All top-reading modes can be used for 1536-well microplates (optional) and, by selecting the high speed »on-the-fly« mode, a 1536-well plate can be read in less than 30 seconds (please refer to typical performance values). The Infinite F500 can also be easily integrated into the Freedom EVO® series of automated platforms.
NanoQuant Plate™ compatibility: DNA quantification in 2 μl samples
The patent pending NanoQuant Plate allows the measurement of up to 16 samples simultaneously, in volumes as low as 2 μl. This 16 individual quartz optics are a great solution for DNA/RNA quantification, as well as quality control applications, and are compatible with multichannel pipettes for easy sample application.
z-Optimization: for better results in low volumes
The Infinite F500 microplate reader allows you to automatically adjust the z-focus in all top-reading modes (fluorescence intensity and polarization, luminescence), significantly improving the quality of measurements. The automated z-focusing makes it easy to optimize the set-up and adapt the instrument settings to highly demanding assay parameters, such as low volumes or different well shapes.
Integrated injectors: Inject and read at the same position
The Infinite F500 is available with either one or two fully integrated injectors and a choice of three syringe sizes (500, 1,000 and 2,500 μl). The innovative design allows the instrument to inject and read at the same well for selected detection modes and plate formats, making it ideally suited for high speed kinetic studies. Detection of ultra-fast kinetics can also be achieved for a wide range of applications, by using the injector module in combination with the wellwise measurement mode.