Spark Multimode Microplate Reader

Spark Multimode Microplate Reader

The Spark multimode microplate reader platform offers solutions to suit virtually any life science research or drug discovery application. It allows researchers to freely configure the reader to their current needs, and is fully upgradable to access other techniques and features in the future.

Four pre-set configurations for specific applications (Genomics & Proteomics, Microbiology, Cell-Based Assays and Drug Discovery) or fully configurable giving you the freedom to personalise your own Spark.

Available in ROI/NI


  • Fusion Optics
  • Extended Cell Incubation
  • Automated cell imaging
  • High speed Monochromator
  • Fusion Optics
  • Luminescence optics
  • Te-Cool
  • Smart Automation
  • Live Cell Package:Automated incubator,humidity control, lid lifter


  • Enhanced flexibility for your assay development without compromising on sensitivity
  • Features such as heating, built-in gas control and humidity control allow cells to be incubated in the reader for days
  • Enables cell counting, viability analysis and live cell imaging
  • Full absorbance spectrum scan <5 seconds
  • Benefits of both filter optics & monochromators
  • Complete temperature control between 18 & 42 ͦC
  • Increased walk-away time combined with accurate, consistent data
  • Keep your cells happy!


  • Absorbance – incl. UV/VIS spectra
  • Fluorescence top & bottom – incl. spectra
  • Time resolved fluorescence (TRF) – incl. spectra
  • FRET
  • Fluorescence Polarization (FP)
  • Luminescence – glow, flash, multicolor, spectra
  • AlphaScreen®, AlphaLISA® & AlphaPlex®
  • Automated live cell imaging – cell counting and confluence
  • Absorbance cuvette port
  • NanoQuant plate
  • Temperature control (RT+3°C – 42°C)
  • Liquid dispensers with reagent heater and stirrer
  • CO2 & O2 control
  • Evaporation protection (humidity cassette)
  • Te-Cool™ (active temperature regulation 18-42 °C)
  • Integrated lid handling
  • QC tools for IQOQ services
  • Connect™ microplate stacker
  • Low-volume DNA/RNA quantification
  • Nucleic acid labeling efficiency
  • Protein quantification
  • HTRF®, LanthaScreen®
  • Transcreener®
  • DLR®
  • BRET – including NanoBRET®
  • Cell counting and viability
  • Confluence assessments
  • Cell migration and woundhealing
  • Tecan Connect™ mobile app to monitor instrument

Add-Ons & Accessories

Injectors with Heating & Stirring

Integrated injectors give you valuable dispensing capabilities, ideal for high sensitivity applications such as flash luminescence. Unique heating and stirring capabilities reduce the risk of precipitation.



A compact, automated plate stacker for integration with Spark readers, providing reliable walkaway processing of upto 50 plates per run

Humidity Casette

Reduction in evaporation during your assay

  • Use your existing plates – no need for expensive special plates
  • Better data quality – consistent results
  • Reduced edge effects – ideal for long-term kinetics
  • Stable conditions – better cell viability

Cell Chips™ for cell counting


  • Accurate, reproducible cell counting, with flexible area selection for greater sensitivity
  • One-click analysis of cell number, size distribution and viability
  • Export images for visual confirmation
  • High precision cell counting, even at low concentrations
  • Automated replicate processing for multiple samples in disposable Cell Chips

NanoQuant Plate™:

This device allows parallel quantification and analysis of up to 16 nucleic acid or protein samples, in sample volumes as little as 2 µl.


Genomics & Proteomics


Cell-Based Assays

Drug Discovery