Flexible microplate reader with simplified workflows

The new VANTAstarTM is the latest addition to our family. This compact multi-mode microplate reader was conceived for ease-of-use and flexibility and ensures effortless detection setup for a simplified data generation. Equipped with our patented dual LVF Monochromators™ system, filters, UV/vis spectrometer, and Enhanced Dynamic Range technology, it can cover a wide range of applications in basic research and life science.

Technical Specification

Detection modes

Fluorescence intensity (incl. FRET)

Fluorescence polarization 

Luminescence (flash and glow) – incl. BRET

Time-resolved fluorescence


UV/vis absorbance spectra
Measurement modes

Top and bottom reading

Endpoint and kinetic

Sequential multi-excitation

Sequential multi-emission

Spectral scanning (fluorescence, luminescence, absorbance)

Ratiometric measurements

Well scanning
Microplate formats

6- to 1536-well plates, user-definable

LVis Plate with 16 low volume microspots (2 μL)

Low-noise photomultiplier tube

CCD spectrometer
Wavelength selection

Dual Linear Variable Filter (LVF) Monochromators™

Linear Variable Dichroic Mirror

Separates ex & em LVF Monochromators

Optical filters:

Ex and em slides hold up to 5 filters each

LVF Monochromators + optical filters

Use one for ex and the other for em 

UV/Vis absorbance spectrometer:

Full spectra or 8 distinct wavelengths in < 1 sec/well
Spectral range

Filters    FI, LUM, TRF, FP, TR-FRET: 240 – 740 nm

LVF Monochromators™ FI, LUM: 320 – 740 nm

Linear Variable Dichroic 340 – 740 nm

Spectrometer    ABS: 220 – 1000 nm; wavelength precision: ≤ 0.5 nm
Read times
Flying mode (1 flash)   9 sec (96), 16 sec (384)
Linear, circular and double-circular with user-definable time and speed

+4°C above ambient up to 45°C or 60°C
Minimum condensation concept: the upper heating plate of the incubation chamber operates at +0.5°C than the lower plate, heated optic system.