Sirius L Single Tube Luminometer
The Sirius L is a compact high performance tube luminometer with unique features: The sample versatility is unmatched. The Quickstart capabilities provide results on the fly. The intuitive and powerful PC software sets the standard: Windows®7 compatible, self-detecting USB-port.
Wide Range of Applications
- Reporter gene assays, including dual-reporter assays
- Rapid detection of mycoplasma contamination in cell cultures: Lonza MycoAlert®
- ATP assays
- Cell proliferation, cytotoxicity and biomass assays
- Apoptosis assays
- Cellular luminescence / reactive oxygen species
- Environmental toxicity and mutagenicity assays
The Sirius L detects less than 0.5 zmol of firefly luciferase. Light collection is maximized through both the proximity of the sample to the detector and the use of optimized light reflectors surrounding the sample vial.
Closing of the sample drawer automatically initiates the measurement with no need to press any key. The automatic light shutter protects the supersensitive detector from ambient light, making the instrument ready to measure from the moment the door is closed.
The sample chamber is designed for performance and flexibility. Accomodation of a variety of vial types: From 35 mm petri dishes to microfuge format to 20 ml vials, there is virtually no limit.
Various Injector Options
The instrument is available with up to two syringe-type automatic reagent injectors. The injection volume ranges from 20 – 500 µl. Ready-to go sample holders for precise injection are available for 1.5 ml and 2.5 ml microfuge tubes, as well as for 55 mm and 75 mm, 12 mm diameter polypropylene tubes (standard format for most luminescence assays).
The PC Software is easy to set up and run. The instrument is detected automatically via USB or RS-232 connection. The Sirius L basic software includes the Protocol Manager and Quick Measurement.
Five additional protocol types are available: Single Assay, Dual Assay, Single Kinetics, Multiple Kinetics and Cut-off Assay. The operator may define new protocols of all types. Highly flexible graphical presentation of kinetic data is supported.
Sirius L - A Reliable Benchtop Companion
Sirius L does not require calibration. The detector system will be stable and reliable for the lifetime of the instrument.
Tools are available should your lab require regular formal validation of instrument performance:
The Luminescence TestTube provides stable light output within the measurement range. The format is that of a 12 x 75 mm sample vial. Our 3Q procedures provide guidelines for periodic maintenance, as well as several types of checklists, schedules and logbooks .