GloMax® Navigator Microplate Luminometer

GloMax® Navigator Microplate Luminometer

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Get Up and Running Quickly

The GloMax® Explorer is a high-performance multimode plate reader that allows you to get up and running quickly, generating the data you need from your experiments. Simply unpack it, plug it in, and begin your experiments. You can also interpret your results using integrated data analysis software. Developed with Promega reagents to provide a simple means of detecting advanced chemistries, the GloMax® Explorer measures luminescence, fluorescence intensity and visible absorbance. The GloMax® Explorer can be used as a standalone plate reading instrument or integrated into your high-throughput automated workflow.

Preloaded Protocols for Faster, Easier Data Analysis

GloMax® plate readers have high sensitivity and a wide dynamic range, so you can detect both high and low signals on the same plate and have confidence in the accuracy of the signal recorded from each well. These instruments provide a range of options for your throughput needs and are equipped with integrated software that makes data analysis easy. GloMax® instruments come preloaded with protocols designed to work seamlessly with a wide variety of Promega luminescent and fluorescence-based assays at the touch of a button.

GloMax® Application Notes

No need to reinvent the wheel—we’ve already used GloMax® instruments for everything from cell viability, toxicity and metabolism, kinase and cell signaling, reporter gene assays, nucleic acid quantitation for NGS sequencing, PROTACs and protein degradation, bioassays, BRET, ELISAs and even water quality testing. Search our Application Notes collection for examples using GloMax® instruments with a wide range of bioluminescence- and fluorescence-based assays.


The GloMax® Explorer multimode plate reader delivers maximum flexibility with minimal user intervention and can be integrated into low- and medium-throughput automation workflows. This instrument provides researchers superior luminescence sensitivity and dynamic range for both strong and weak bioluminescence experimental samples, as well as a seamless integration with Promega’s bioluminescent cell and gene reporter assays.


  • Simple touch-screen navigation with full PC capabilities
  • Choose from over 30 preloaded protocols and spend less time optimizing
  • Build custom protocols using the intuitive drag-and-drop interface
  • Export data to a network, cloud or any desired drive

Superior Performance

  • Highest instrument sensitivity to measure the lowest assay signals
  • Low cross-talk between wells gives you better, more usable results
  • Broad dynamic range of the instrument extends the linear range of your assay


  • IQ/OQ Service available
  • Provides the required technical elements of a part 11-compliant system when used with the appropriate laboratory workflow:
    • User Authentication and Authorization
    • Data Integrity and Protection
    • Electronic Signatures
    • Audit Trails

Accurate Results from Every Well

There are three ways that microplate readers can affect how much useful information you get from each plate. Poor sensitivity may cause you to miss low-level samples that could be the “hit” you are looking for. Letting the signal from bright wells spill into adjacent wells allows crosstalk to occur and skews your experimental results. And a narrow detection range limits the accuracy and reproducibility that your work requires. With the GloMax® plate readers, you can rest easy and have confidence in your results.

Illustration of GloMax plate reader sensitivitySuperior sensitivity so you don’t miss hits

Glomax® microplate readers offer superior sensitivity and auto-gain adjustment letting you measure weak and strong signals on the same plate.

GloMax plate readers minimize crosstalkMasking so crosstalk doesn’t mislead your results

The masking design of GloMax® microplate readers means you can be confident that the results from each well are not skewed by signal from neighboring wells.

GloMax plate readers detect a broad signal rangeBroad detection range so you don’t limit your experiments

With the broad detection range of GloMax® microplate readers, you can measure signals ranging from high intensity to near physiological levels.

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Design Features

Instrument Specifications

Sample Format


Tablet PC

96-well plates


Windows® 8.1 or 10 Tablet PC with USB connection to instrument


18.6in (47.2cm) width
20.0in (50.8cm) depth
9.4in (23.9cm) height without Tablet and PC mounted
18in (45.7cm) height with Tablet and PC mounted

Power Requirements

Approximately 40lbs. (18.1kg)


120VA, 50/60 HZ

Regulatory Compliance

1-year parts and labor warranty included

Regulatory Compliance

For Research Use Only. Not for use in Diagnostic Procedures

Luminescence Module Specifications


Top-reading, head-on photon counting photomultiplier tube (PMT)

Wavelength Range


Detection Limit

1.5 × 10-21 moles of luciferase

Linear Dynamic Range

>9 logs


Less than 3 × 10-5 (white, 96-well plate, Corning 3912)

Injector System Specifications

Number of injectors (optional)

Two injectors

Dispense Volume Range

5–200µl in 1µl increments

Plate Compatibility

96-well plates

Injection Speed

20–500µl per second

Waste Collection Tray Volume

Approximately 50ml

Void Volume


PC Requirements

Operating System

Windows® 8.1 or 10 Pro, 64 bit, with USB connection to instrument



Disk Space


Other Requirements

Microsoft.NET 4.0 Framework (full version), Microsoft Excel 2013 Professional

Available Separately

Product Catalog #
GloMax® Navigator Microplate Luminometer SA1304
Replacement Tubing Set, GloMax® Navigator GM2030
Light Plate E6531
USB Ethernet Adapter AS8503
Bar Code Reader AS3200
GloMax® Navigator Sales Rental E5302
GloMax® Navigator Installation Qualification SA1305
GloMax® Navigator Operational Qualification SA1306
GloMax® Navigator Installation and Operational Qualification SA1307
GloMax® Navigator Preventive Maintenance SA1308
GloMax® Navigator Standard Service Agreement SA1301



Use Restrictions

For Research Use Only. Not for Use in Diagnostic Procedures.

Storage Conditions

Patents and Disclaimers

Patent Pending.