BMG LABTECH has countless satisfied customers. Here is what a few of them have to say....
“We purchased a Pherastar FS just over a year ago continues to provide us with reliable, reproducible data across a wide range of assay platforms including FI, FP, luminescence and absorbance. The LVis plate allows us to accurately quantify concentrations of 2µl protein and DNA samples which means less wastage of precious samples. Our lab wouldn't function without it!"
Assay Development and Screening
Bicycle Therapeutics, Cambridge, UK
“I’ve been using BMG plate readers for over 8 years and I couldn’t have been happier with their quality and reliability. Not only are they great instruments as standalone but they’re also automation friendly and easily integrated with robotic platforms which we’ve implemented with different vendors. Our use of the readers spanned different applications including, but were not limited to, ELISAs, viability assessment, DNA/protein quantitation and other cell based assays. Throughout the years, I could always count on exceptional customer support and fast response time. I would highly recommend BMG readers for basic and high throughput research applications.”
Automation Leader / Next Generation Sequencing / Cell & Tissue Technologies
BD Technologies, RTP, NC, USA
"The Cancer Research UK Drug Discovery Unit at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research has recently purchased a PHERAstar FS multimode plate reader. I had previously used this plate reader and worked with BMG over a number of years. I have always been very impressed with the quality of data produced by the PHERAstar across various applications. The customer service, from purchase right through to downstream support, has always been prompt, friendly and incredibly helpful. Our lab was in need of a top spec plate reader that would produce the highest quality data for our assay scientists yet remain easy to use and approachable for occasional users. When demonstrated alongside other top spec plate readers, the PHERAstar outperformed on each level, with the most marked improvements seen when measuring europium-based TR-FRET."
University of Manchester, UK
The Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Drug Discovery Unit
"One thing to point out is the wonderful ability to run a complete scan and then go in afterwards and select the peak areas and set wavelengths for analysis. This should make for easier and faster method development. We would not have seen the unique spectral shift in our dye-end point water hardness method using our older single wavelength instrument. Thus the unique abilities and the cost-price structure on the (SPECTROstar) Nano make it very competitive when thinking of getting only a single wavelength instrument as well as other more expensive and less flexible (non plate reading) scanning instruments. The SPECTROstar Nano is making work and life easier, more unique and more interesting for us. And you can quote me on that if you like."
Gary Spedding, Ph.D.
BDAS, LLC , Lexington, KY, USA
"We've just received our first FLUOstar which has really opened the flood gates on the R&D capacity for Venomtech. Lorraine (the BMG LABTECH Product Specialist) delivered and installed the FLUOstar with the expertise and professionalism we expect in a friendly and helpful manner that made the excitement of new equipment even better.
It's always a pleasure to work with BMG LABTECH, and we look forward to some exciting results"
"The FLUOstar Omega Multi-Mode Plate Reader is an easy equipment to use. It is user friendly which explains each step in the basic form. The software practically does all the calculations which has saved the lab a lot of time. I definitely would recommend people purchase this equipment. Its brilliant"
Imperial College London, Department of Respiratory Medicine
"We purchased a BMG POLARstar Omega with CO2 regulation because its applications seemed versatile enough for use in our lab. We have successfully set up cell migration assays allowing realtime migration measurements over up to 48h without any cell death and with high reproducibility. At the same time it has shown its worth in lipid measurement, fluorescence polarisation experiments and FRET-based analysis. It is a highly adaptable machine which should be the cornerstone of any modern day lab. We highly recommend this machine because it has proved to be absolute value for money and is backed up by excellent customer service and advice from BMG."
Dr. Iman van den Bout
Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Manchester, UK
"KaloBios is developing therapeutic antibodies to treat bacterial infections, inflammatory diseases and cancer. We routinely analyze candidate antibodies by ELISA and cell activity assays; the BMG LABTECH FLUOstar has become an essential tool for quantifying both fluorescent and luminescent signals. The instrument is easy to use and the integrated data analysis software enhances our workflow. The BMG LABTECH technical support has been prompt and excellent. Thanks BMG LABTECH!"
Ken Luehrsen, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Molecular Biology
KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USA
"Our laboratories have used several generations and models of BMG LABTECH plate reading fluorescence spectrophotometers. We have found them to be of the highest quality, extremely reliable, and very intelligently designed. Technical/assay support has been consistently excellent. We strongly recommend BMG LABTECH as the instrument of choice for the use of our products."
Donald L. Melchior, Ph.D.
The Fluorosome Company,Worcester, MA, USA
"Our lab runs a high through-put siRNA screening core for a large institution, looking for new therapeutic targets using functional genomics. To perform these assays on hundreds of 384-well plates weekly, we require multi-mode plate readers that provide fast measurements without compromising accuracy and reproducibility. We have found that our generations of BMG plate readers not only meet our requirements, but exceed our expectations as well. The latest software updates are extremely user friendly, and we have all of our data available at our fingertips in the proper format as soon as the plates are read. In addition, we have never had any maintenance needs in the years we have owned the plate readers, and even our oldest model is still running strong and in full use every day."
Senior Research Assistant - Department of Experimental Therapeutics
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX USA
"Our BMG LABTECH FLUOstar OPTIMA plate-reader is the work-horse of the laboratory. We use it for real-time absorbance and fluorescence measurements, often at 60°C, with shaking, for up to 10 hrs at a time. It has never skipped a beat!"
Dr Heath Ecroyd,
NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellow,
University of Adelaide. Australia
"The PHERAstar FS in the Burnham Institute’s HTS drug discovery center is capable of screening chemical compounds to discover novel prototypes for the next generation of medicines. Currently Burnham has 500,000 compounds for use in screenings. In September 2008, Burnham was established as one of four comprehensive screening centers as part of the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network (MLPCN). This network allows scientists from around the country to use the expertise and resources of the screening centers to identify possible drug candidates.
Their PHERAstar FS is being used in a wide array of 1536-well screenings including Fluorescence Polarization with Rhodamine, time-resolved fluorescence with HTRF & LanthaScreen, AlphaScreen, fluorescence intensity with Fluorescein, as well as absorbance assays. The PHERAstar is unique in that it has a true spectrometer for absorbance measurements capable of reading all wavelengths (220-850nm) in 1nm increments, has dedicated lasers for TR-FRET & AlphaScreen assays, perform both top & bottom reading, and can use dual reagent injectors for kinetic assays.
Although Burnham has readers from several companies they have chosen to run most of their screenings on the BMG PHERAstar. The PHERAstar is easier to use with little training, works with any assay, and is a workhorse for the screening group with little downtime. It’s used for assay development implementation as well as for HTS screenings. There are actually three PHERAstars at Burnham in La Jolla; one on a standalone 50-plate stacker, one as part of their HTS robotic integration unit, and one in the Infectious & Inflammatory Disease Center. The robotic HTS unit uses a HighRes Biosolutions Staubli Unimation TX90 robot with nine docking stations."
Dr. Fu-Yue Zeng (HTS Team Leader)
Ian Pass (HTS operator)
Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla, CA, USA
At Children's Hospital LA we've been using our BMG LABTECH LUMIstar for a few years now for high throughput, luciferase based, HIV inhibition assays and it's been a great resource. Switching from an antibody-based detection to the luciferase-based system was a huge boost in productivity and ease of use. The fast read time means that we can have several people in the lab doing fairly large experiments simultaneously and with a little bit of coordination everyone can have their data by the end of the day. The automated dual reagent injectors allow us to be doing other work while we collect data, pausing for only a few seconds to swap plates and re-start the protocol. We consider the LUMIstar a core piece of our lab now, up there with the freezer, incubator, and pipettes. After a few thousand reads we've only had one technical issue and the support we got from BMG LABTECH was top notch (our rep Lee came out and fixed it on-site). I'd definitely recommend the LUMIstar to anyone looking to add a luminometer to their lab setup.
Kyle Nakamura (Research Associate)
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Fluorescence Facility Manager
Biochemistry, Monash University, CLAYTON, Australia
Biochemistry, Monash University, CLAYTON, Australia