Explore a wealth of applications in one future-ready system. The SpectraMax® i3x Multi-Mode Microplate Reader evolves with your future needs and offers an unlimited breadth of application possibilities.

Expanded dynamic range

The SpectraMax i3x reader is engineered to perform with Spectral Fusion Illumination for increased sensitivity across the entire wavelength range, and a cooled photomultiplier tube (PMT) for improved detection in extremely low light. Generate more data points without the need to dilute.

User-upgradeable applications

User-exchangeable detection modules expand the system’s detection capabilities to include time-resolved fluorescence, AlphaScreen, fluorescence polarization, HTRF, fast kinetics with injectors, and western blot detection.

Increased fluorescence performance

Spectral Fusion Illumination is a powerful combination of xenon flash lamp and LEDs that provides unmatched signal strength and superior sensitivity across the full spectrum.

Quantitative low-light measurement

Cooled PMT reduces background noise allowing for more sensitivity and a wider dynamic range.

New applications in seconds

Adding modes and functionality is just seconds away. Simply insert a cartridge to expand your application capabilities.

One complete solution

With available options such as the SpectraMax® MiniMax™ 300 Imaging Cytometer, ScanLater™ Western Blot Detection Cartridge, reagents optimized for high performance, and the industry-leading data acquisition and analysis tool SoftMax Pro Software, the SpectraMax i3x reader is the total solution for all your research needs.

Investigate every aspect of a cellular pathway

From imaging of cell confluence and viability under different treatment conditions to quantitation of nucleic acids and protein to western blot analysis, a wealth of new knowledge is captured on a single instrument. SoftMax Pro Software powers data acquisition and analysis—from raw data to publishable results.

Live cell imaging

The MiniMax cytometer allows for live cell images and analysis (above left). The ScanLater Western Blot Detection Cartridge enables protein detection

Visualize cells with the cytometer

Imaging with the MiniMax cytometer mirrors the plate reading workflow on the SpectraMax i3x reader. The plate is set up for reading and images are acquired according to specified parameters. Cells in each image are identified by SoftMax Pro Software and cell-by-cell statistics are collected. Data are then analyzed and visualized in different graphical representations.

Optional enhancements

  • SpectraMax MiniMax 300 Imaging Cytometer
  • ScanLater Western Blot Detection System
  • SpectraDrop™ Micro-Volume Microplate
  • SpectraTest® Validation Packages (ABS1, FL1, LM1)
  • SpectraMax i3x Injector Cartridge
  • SoftMax Pro GxP Software
  • IQ/OQ protocols
  • Additional detection modules

For more information, please download the free brochure at the top of this page.