The Victor Nivo is a high-performance filter-based multimode plate reader system that can be equipped with all major detection technologies – absorbance, luminescence, fluorescence intensity, time-resolved fluorescence, fluorescence polarisation, and Alpha.
It is a compact, light-weight instrument designed for life science research laboratories performing routine low-throughout assays, or assay development work, and with diverse application requirements. The system’s software has a modern, workflow-oriented user interface that is easy to learn and includes pre-defined application protocols to get users productive quickly. In addition, MyAssays Desktop Standard software is provided for data analysis.
The system incorporates a dynamic wheel system with space for storage of up to 32 filters. Filters are exchanged between the inner and outer filter wheels, so any individual filter can serve either excitation or emission lightpaths. As a result, there’s no need to install new filters when switching between assays, and filters can be locked within the system so they can’t be mislaid in the lab – ideal for multi-user environments. When fully-loaded, the filter system provides the flexibility to detect many dyes with better sensitivity and greater cost-effectiveness compared to a monochromator.
For absorbance measurements, there is a choice of either a filter- or a spectrometer-based system. Full spectrum absorbance measurements are ultra-fast – 230 to 1 000nm at selectable resolutions (2.0nm, 5.0nm, 10nm) in less than one second per well. The spectrometer system also allows for the detection of a wide range of dyes or measurement of samples with unknown absorbance spectra.