Synergy™ H1m is a flexible monochromator-based multi-mode microplate reader. The monochromator optics use a third generation quadruple grating design that works at any excitation or emission wavelength with a 1 nm step. This system supports top and bottom fluorescence intensity, UV-visible absorbance and high performance luminescence detection. It is the ideal system for all the standard microplate applications found in life science research laboratories. It has the following features:

  1. A dual reagent injection system is available to automate inject/read assays such as ion channels assays or flash luminescence assays (e.g. luciferase or ATP assays).
  2. User-adjustable orbital shaking and advanced 4-Zone™ temperature control
  3. Compatible with Take3™ Micro-Volume Plates: Samples down to 2 μL volume can be measured. Especially useful when working with precious samples, for fast and accurate DNA/RNA quantification at 260 nm

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Detection modes UV-Vis absorbance 
Fluorescence intensity
Fluorescence polarization
Time-resolved fluorescence
Read methods Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning, well area scanning
Microplate types 6- to 384-well plates
Other labware supported Petri and cell culture dishes
Take3 Micro-Volume Plates
Temperature control 4-Zone™ incubation to 45 °C with Condensation Control™
+0.2 °C at 37 °C
Shaking Linear, orbital, double orbital
Software Gen5™ Data Analysis Software
Gen5 Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance (option)
Automation BioStack and 3rd party automation compatible
BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator compatible
CO2 and O2 control (option) Range: 0 - 20% (CO2); 1 - 19% (O2)
Control Resolution: +0.1% (CO2 and O2)
Stability: +0.2% at 5% CO2; +0.2% at 1% O2
Models for both CO2 and O2 or CO2 only are available
Light source Xenon flash
Detector photodiode
Wavelength selection monochromator
Wavelength range 230 - 999 nm, 1 nm increments
Monochromator bandwidth 4 nm (230-285 nm), 8 nm (>285 nm)
Dynamic range 0 - 4.0 OD
Resolution 0.0001 OD
Pathlength correction yes
Monochromator wavelength accuracy ±2 nm
Monochromator wavelength repeatability ±0.2 nm
OD accuracy <1% at 2.0 OD
<3% at 3.0 OD
OD linearity <1% from 0 to 3.0 OD
OD repeatability <0.5% at 2.0 OD
Stray light 0.03% at 230 nm
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells: 11 seconds
384 wells: 22 seconds
Light source Xenon flash
Detector PMT for monochromator system
PMT for filter system
Wavelength selection Quad monochromators (top/bottom)
Filters (top)
Wavelength range Monochromators: 250 - 700 nm (850 nm option)
Filters: 200 - 700 nm (850 nm option)
Monochromator bandwidth Fixed, 16 nm
Dynamic range 7 decades
Sensitivity Filters:
Fluorescein 0.25 pM (0.025 fmol/well, 384-well plate)
  Quad Monochromator:
Fluorescein 2.5 pM (0.25 fmol/well, 384-well plate) - top
Fluorescein 4 pM (0.4 fmol/well, 384-well plate) - bottom
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells: 11 seconds
384 wells: 22 seconds
Wavelength range 300 - 700 nm
Dynamic range >6 decades
Sensitivity Monos: 20 amol ATP (flash)
Filters: 10 amol ATP (flash), 100 amol (glow)
Light source Xenon flash
Detector PMT
Wavelength selection Filters
Wavelength range 280 - 700 nm (850 nm option)
Sensitivity 1.2 mP standard deviation at 1 nm fluorescein
Light source Xenon flash
Detector PMT
Wavelength selection Quad monochromators (secondary mode)
Filters (top)
Wavelength range Filters: 200 - 700 nm (850 nm option)
Sensitivity Filters: Europium 40 fM (4 amol/well, 384-well plate)
Monos: Europium 1200 fM (120 amol/well, 384-well plate)
Supported detection modes All modes
Number 2 syringe pumps
Supported labware 6- to 384-well microplates, Petri dishes
Dead volume 1.1 mL with back flush
Dispense volume 5 - 1000 µL in 1 µL increment
Dispense accuracy ±1 µL or 2%
Dispense precision <2% at 50-200 µL
Power 130 Watts max.
Dimensions 15.4"W 18.6"D 12.9"H
(39.1 x 47.2 x 32.8 cm)
Weight 50 lbs (22.5 kg)