Fluorimeter - Glomax® Explorer Multimode Detector System(a)

The GloMax® Explorer Multimode Detector System(a) is a high-performance fluorimeter developed with Promega reagent assays to provide a simple means of detecting advanced chemistries. This instrument provides researchers superior luminescence sensitivity and dynamic range for both strong and weak bioluminescence experimental samples as well as seamless integration with industry-leading bioluminescence assays from Promega. 

GloMax® Explorer Multimode Detector System(a)

GloMax® Explorer is able to measure luminescence, fluorescence intensity and visible absorbance. The instrument is operated by an integrated Tablet PC, which provides quick and easy navigation through the control options. Exporting your results is seamless with a variety of options, including export to your local data network. The GloMax® Explorer System is designed to comply with FDA 21CFR Part 11 regulations (user authentication and authorization, data integrity and protection, electronic signatures and audit trails).

Manufacturer:  Promega                         
Model #:  GM3500
Year of Manufacture:
Year Acquired:
Location: Rudman Hall 354


Instrument Specifications

  • Detection Modes: Luminescence, Fluorescence Intensity and Visible Absorbance
  • Read Type: Glow, Flash, Kinetic, Repeat
  • Sample Format: 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96- and 384-well plates
  • Read Speed:
    • 96-well plate: less than 1 minute
    • 384-well plate: less than 3 minutes

Luminescence Module Specifications

  • Detector: Top-reading, head-on photon-counting photomultiplier tube (PMT)
  • Wavelength Range: 350–700nm
  • Detection Limit: 3 × 10–21 moles of luciferase
  • Linear Dynamic Range: 9 logs
  • Cross Talk: Less than 3 × 10-5 (white, 96-well plate, Corning Cat.# 3912)

Fluorescence Module Specifications

  • Detector: PIN photodiode
  • Light Source: Wavelength-matched LED
  • Read Position: Top-reading
  • Wavelength Selection Filter: paddle with 5 standard excitation and emission filters. Empty filter positions are available for custom excitation and emission wavelengths. Contact Promega Technical Services.
  • Wavelengths Included: UV (Ex: 365nm, Em: 415–445nm)
    • Blue (Ex: 475nm, Em: 500–550nm)
    • Green (Ex: 520nm, Em: 580–640nm)
    • Red (Ex: 627nm, Em: 660–720nm)
    • AFC (Ex: 405nm, Em: 495–505nm)
  • Detection Limit: 2fmol fluorescein/200μl
  • Linear Dynamic Range: 6 logs (assay-dependent)

Visible Absorbance Module Specifications

  • Detector: Top-reading, head-on photon counting photomultiplier tube (PMT)
  • Light Source: Xenon flash lamp
  • Spectral Range: 385–600nm
  • Filter Wheel: 5 absorbance filters included
  • Wavelengths Included: 405, 450, 490, 560 and 600nm
  • 10nm bandwidth
  • Detection Limit: 0.1 O.D.
  • Dynamic Range: 0–4.0 O.D. in the 405–600nm spectral range

Principle Scientist:  Don Wojchowski


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Contact Information

Don Wojchowski
Rudman Hall 279
Durham, NH 03824



UNH Rate:
$45.00/hour assisted

$5.00/hour unassisted

Non UNH academic Rate:
$100/hour assisted

$50/hour unassisted

Industry Rate:
$100/hour assisted

$50/hour unassisted