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Illuminating Biology with Luminescence

Understand the ins and outs of detecting luciferase activity.




 Learn how to detect luminescence in cells

Researchers exploit the chemical reaction between luciferase and luciferin that naturally occurs in bioluminescent organisms to study different biological phenomena. Plate readers with advanced optics allow scientists to measure light emission from luciferase expression systems in real time.

Watch this video from Tecan to learn how multimodal plate readers measure luciferase signals in gene expression, ATP, and protein-protein interaction detection experiments.