LumiCycle performs high-throughput luminometry on self-luminous tissues, such as those from transgenic animals containing the luciferase gene.
LumiCycle 32 Color records from 32 samples in 35-mm Petri dishes using 4 photomultipliers. Colored filters can be placed on 2 of the photomultipliers, so that 16 samples can be recorded simultaneously in 2 different colors.
LumiCycle 96 records from 96 samples in 4 24-well plates using 8 photomultiplier tubes.
LumiCycle In Vivo will record from an intact animal in a standard mouse cage using 2 photomultiplier tubes.
The systems are equipped with photon-counting photomultiplier tubes, each selected for low dark counts and high sensitivity in the green portion of the spectrum at which luciferase emits light.
The LumiCycle 32 and 96 fit inside a standard incubator. An internal fan circulates the incubator air to maintain the proper temperature within the chamber. The temperature is therefore as stable as the incubator can make it. The turntable and photon counting are fully automated. System setup and operation is straightforward. Online help files are included with the software.
In addition to its high-precision photon counting hardware, LumiCycle has the most flexible and easy-to-use software for the collection and analysis of circadian rhythms in luminometry data.