Thermo Scientific Multiskan FC


Multiskan FC

The Thermo Scientific Multiskan FC combines 30 years of experience with new features for enhanced usability. The new system combines the renowned reliability of the Multiskan® range with a new large color screen, "quick keys" and multiple language options to ensure excellent usability. The Multiskan FC is a reliable and robust microplate photometer for scientists, lab technicians, students and other laboratory personnel performing a wide variety of routine and basic research applications.    
Designed to process both 96- and 384-well microplates, the Multiskan FC can be controlled as a stand-alone instrument or via the Thermo Scientific SkanIt Software, in a number of different languages. Furthermore, ready-made sessions for the SkanIt® software can also be downloaded from the Internet for most common assays. Equipped with an onboard shaker and optional incubator the Multiskan FC is suitable for a wide variety of photometric applications, such as end point, dual wavelength and kinetic assays.    
The Multiskan FC has a comprehensive range of built-in and optional quality, verification and self-diagnostic tools. The proven and patented optical design, together with the built-in self-diagnostics tools and auto-calibration feature, guarantee proven day-to-day performance. These wide-ranging features and a compact footprint ensure that the Multiskan FC is an excellent microplate photometer for a wide range of applications in all laboratories.    
Ordering Information
51119000: Multiskan FC     
51119100: Multiskan FC with incubator
Multiskan FC
Bandwidth 3 – 9 nm
Detection Mode Absorbance
Filters 8-position filter wheel, the instrument is delivered with the following standard filters installed: 405 nm; 450 nm; and 620 nm. Additional filters can be ordered separately
Lighting Quartz-halogen lamp 6V/1
Scanning Speed < 6 s, 96-well plate, < 12 s, 384-well plate
Shaking Pattern Linear shaking with three modes: slow, medium and fast
Microplate Size 384-well
Shaking Yes
Software Integrated
Depth 400 mm
Height 210 mm
Width 290 mm
Power Requirements 100 – 240 V (50/60 Hz), max. 100 W, standby 8 W consumption
Weight 18.7 lbs
Additional Specifications Read-out range: 0 – 6 Abs    
Linearity (96-well plate):     
0 – 3 Abs, ± 2% with normal mode    
0 – 3 Abs, ± 2% with fast mode    
Resolution: 0.001 Abs    
Accuracy (405 nm): ± 1% or 0.003 Abs, whichever is greater (0 – 2 Abs), ± 2% (2 – 3 Abs)    
Precision (405 nm): CV = 0.2% (0.3 – 3 Abs), CV = 1.0% (3 – 4 Abs), normal mode    
Robotic compatibility: Yes    
Keypad and display: High contrast color display (480 x 272 dots and 256 colors)    
User interface: Internal software or PC control with SkanIt Software    
Internal memory: At least up to 100 assay protocols and 100 test results, 96-well plate    
External printer type: HP PCL5    
USB for computer connection    
USB memory stick position for data export    
USB for external printer


  • Wide wavelength range of 340 to 850nm    
  • Fast reading of both 96- and 384-well plates    
  • Shaking and incubation up to 50°C for temperature critical assays    
  • Ease of use through the large color screen and a variety of language versions    
  • Superior usability and logical workflow with Thermo Scientific SkanIt* Software    
  • USB port for easy data transfer    
Warranty and Service Offering:
1 year    
Recommended for:
Immunoassays (ELISA), protein assays, endotoxins, cytotoxicity and proliferation assays, enzyme assays, growth curves


Multiskan® FC Microplate Photometer

Multiskan® FC Microplate Photometer

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