Microplate Reader

The ELx800 is a compact, robust microplate reader ideally suited for routine drug detection in the toxicology laboratory. Offering extensive on-board software, complete with multiple curve fit options, data transformations, cut off and assay validation calculations, the ELx800 is an excellent ELISA reader for any laboratory when space or budget is limited. The outstanding performance of this hardworking microplate reader and its proven reliability makes the ELx800 an ideal solution for any toxicology laboratory.


wells read in 30 seconds


user-programmable protocols


filter capacity available

Features & Benefits

On Board Software

Gen5™ Data Analysis Software is user friendly by allowing laboratory technicians to simply follow prompts and displaying complex data in a clean, colourful way to aid interpretation.

Multiple Plate Formats

ELx800 applications are expanded to include kinetic and well area scanning measurements in microplates from 6 to 384 wells.

Optimal Performance

Superior Hardware Design facilitates optimal performance and the robust deisgn of the plate reader makes the ELx800 an ideal long term solution for any laboratory.

Speed Reading

The ELx800 microplate reader has the ability to read 96 wells in 30 seconds, quickly delivering highly accurate results to any toxicology laboratory.

Compact System

The ELx800 microplate reader conserves valuable benchspace, yet still delivers outstanding performance due to the reliability of this ELISA reader.

High Accuracy

Multiple curve fitting options ensures high accuracy and facilitates the use of a range of assays on the ELx800 microplate reader.

Full Technical Specification

Detection modes Absorbance
Read methods Endpoint. Kinetic, well area scanning (under computer control)
Microplate types 6- to 384-well plates
Software Gen5 Reader Control Software
Gen5 Data Analysis Software (optional)
Light source Tungsten halogen
Detector photodiode
Wavelength selection filters
Wavelength range 400 to 750 nm
340 to 750 nm (UV option)
Dynamic range 0 to 3.0 OD
Resolution 0.001 OD
Pathlength correction no
Filter wheel capacity 5 positions
Filters supplied 4 filters (5 with UV option)
OD accuracy <1% at 2.0 OD
OD linearity <1% at 2.0 OD 
<3% at 3.0 OD
OD repeatability <0.5% at 2.0 OD
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells: 30 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Power 100 - 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 15"W x 16.5"D x 7"H
(38.1 x 41.9 x 17.8 cm)
Weight 18.5 lbs (8 kg)
Regulatory For In Vitro Diagnostic use. CE and TUV marked, RoHS Compliant.

Microplate Readers Available

Product ds2 7


  • Fully automated compact reader
  • Processes 100 samples per run
  • Ideal for routine drug detection

Product elx800 cutout tox logo


  • Semi-automated robust microplate reader
  • Reads 96 wells in 30 seconds
  • Ideal for routine drug detection

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