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SpectraMax iD3 and iD5 Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

SpectraMax iD3 and iD5 Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

Product Advantages

  • Absorbance
  • Fluorescence (top/bottom read)
  • Luminescence (top/bottom read)
  • Time-Resolved Fluorescence (top/bottom read)
  • Fluorescence Polarization (top/bottom read) (id5)
  • HTRF (top/bottom read) (id5)
  • HTRF(id5)



Product Details

NFC-based personalization and enhanced touchscreen workflows provide walk-up usability


The SpectraMax® iD3 and iD5 Multi-Mode Microplate Readers measure absorbance, fluorescence, and luminescence. In addition, the iD5 reader measures TRF and FP and can be expanded to include TR-FRET, HTRF®, BRET, dual luciferase reporter assays with injectors, and western blot detection.


With optimized reagents, option to operate the readers using the touchscreen or a computer, and industry-leading SoftMax® Pro Software, the readers provide an all access pass for breakthrough research.


Personalize workflows

Built-in near-field communication (NFC) functionality can access custom protocols and results with a single tap, saving time better spent on research.


Simplify tasks

The intuitive touchscreen software simplifies tasks with Quick Read icons that save time when starting new experiments and a personalized library that stores frequently used protocols.


Reduce background noise

The optical system includes a xenon flash lamp and features an ultra-cooled photomultiplier tube (PMT) detector that reduces background noise for greater sensitivity and a wide dynamic range.



  • QuickSync

    The QuickSync feature pushes data to any computer within the same network and delivers data in an Excel-compatible format.


  • Flexible temperature control

    Simple-to-use temperature control adjusts the experiment's conditions from ambient up to 66°C.


  • Automatic filter identification

    Using NFC tags, the SpectraMax iD5 reader automatically detects the wavelength properties of each filter in addition to the filter slide configuration, eliminating confusion and the need for manual information entry.


  • Enhanced security

    The SoftMax® Touch Software secures user accounts with PIN- or NFC-protection with a lock screen option. Data is stored on the reader’s hard drive ensuring security even after transfer to a computer.


  • Hybrid optical system

    The SpectraMax iD5 reader provides the flexibility to set up experiments using filters, or a monochromator in 1 nm increments, or a hybrid mix of monochromator and filter-based wavelength selection.


  • Flash assays captured with ease

    The SpectraMax Injector System with SmartInject™ Technology features low dead volume (10 µL), overflow protection, and ensures equal mixing across the plate for high-precision experiments.


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