Answer: BMG LABTECH readers can be placed into two categories, High Throughput Screening (HTS) or Life Science microplate readers. BMG LABTECH’s HTS readers are faster and more sensitive compared to the Life Science readers, but the HTS readers have a higher price tag.
Therefore, if speed or low levels of detection are needed (i.e. attoMolar levels), then consider the PHERAstar family of readers. However, if price is a concern more so than faster read times and better limits of detection, than our Omega or OPTIMA series of Life Science readers should be considered.
Visit our Microplate Applications Chart (http://www.bmglabtech.com/products/microplate-reader-comparison.cfm) to help you decide which BMG LABTCH reader is best for you.