SpectraMax Paradigm Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

The SpectraMax Paradigm reader can do absorbance, fluorescence, time-resolved fluorescence (including HTRF), fluorescence polarization, AlphaScreen®, AlphaLISA®, and luminescence measurements. Detection cartridge modularity allows configuration of the system to meet current needs, while providing flexibility to address future applications.


  • Flexible design allows for single or dual excitation and emission, to address existing needs and future expansion
  • User upgradable microplate reader in < 2 minutes
  • High speed detection
  • Excellent sensitivity and performance
  • Applications at your fingertips


  • Array of detection cartridge capabilities
  • Automatic Z-height optimization (both top and bottom read configurations)
  • Fluorescence measurements no longer require you to adjust the gain
  • Patented LED intensity adjustment
  • Up to 1536-well format
  • Temperature control
  • Monochromator-based absorbance
  • Filter-based fluorescence
  • TUNE Cartridge available for unmatched sensitivity in wavelength tunable detection
  • Custom Cartridge development available to meet your specific research needs
  • SpectraDrop Plate protocols enabling micro volume applications measurement are included
  • Seamlessly integrate with StakMax® Microplate Handling Stacker through SoftMax® Pro Software interface