Biochrom is offering a free software upgrade with purchases of its EZ Read 400 research reader, a microplate reader with eight pre-installed filters covering the most common laboratory assays.
Until 30 September 2011, customers purchasing the EZ Read 400 will get a free upgrade from ADAP 2.0 Basic to ADAP 2.0 Plus.
ADAP 2.0 is claimed to offer the user a more intuitive way of interfacing with Biochrom microplate readers and is compatible with Windows 7, as well as older Microsoft operating systems.
ADAP 2.0 Basic is supplied as standard and is used to remotely control the reader for basic endpoint, kinetic and multi-wavelength measurements with export to Microsoft Excel.
ADAP Plus 2.0 allows the user to configure the placement of controls, standards and samples on the plate layout.
These can then be used to calculate quality control formulas, cut-off values and standard curves using linear regression, cubic spline, point-to-point and four-parameter fit algorithms.
Laboratory assays covered by the microplate reader include: ELISA (405nm, 450nm and 492nm), protein (562nm, 595nm and 650nm) and cell proliferation (570nm and 620nm) assays.
The EZ Read 400 connects to any PC via a USB port.