Bio-Tek Biolog ELx808 BLG Microplate Reader



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The ELx808™ Absorbance Microplate Reader provides the flexibility to manipulate and analyze your data. This multi-channel reader continues BioTek's tradition of offering the tightest specifications of any microplate reader - precise, accurate and repeatable. The ELx808 on-board diagnostic self-test and calibration test plate make it easy to confirm and document reader performance. All calculations are performed automatically. Combined with our history of quality hardware engineering, the ELx808 sets the standard for microplate readers.

As a stand-alone microplate reader, the ELx808 is designed for applications within the following areas:

  • Agricultural
  • Biotechnology research
  • Cell biology
  • Cell counting
  • Cell proliferation
  • Clinical
  • Environmental
  • Food processing
  • Kinetic ELISA
  • LAL
  • Neuroscience


 Part #



 380-900 nm  
 340-900 nm  
 Software Option Option


Detection modes Absorbance
Read methods End point, kinetic, linear scanning
Microplate types 96-well plates
Temperature control 4-Zone incubation to 50 °C
+0.2 °C at 37 °C
Shaking Linear
Software Gen5 Reader Control Software
Gen5 Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance (option)
Light source Tungsten halogen
Detector photodiode
Wavelength selection filters
Wavelength range 380 to 900 nm
340 to 900 nm (ELx808IU)
Dynamic range 0 to 4.0 OD
Resolution 0.001 OD
Pathlength correction no
Filter wheel capacity 6 positions
Filters supplied 4 filters (5 with UV option)
OD accuracy < 1% at 2.5 OD
< 2% at 3.5 OD
OD linearity <1% at 2.5 OD
OD repeatability < 0.5% at 2.5 OD
< 1.5% at 3.5 OD
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells: 8 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Power 100 - 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 15.5"W x 16"D x 8.75"H
Weight 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Regulatory For In Vitro Diagnostic use. CE and TUV marked, RoHS Compliant.


Seller refurbished.  Great working unit.  Very good condition!


  • Bio-Tek ELx808 BLG main unit
  • Power and serial interface cables


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