In-space Chemistry and Life Science Research Hardware

Nanoracks’ Plate-Reader-2 (2nd generation) is a reconfigured Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5e – one of the most reliable, durable, feature-rich microplate readers on the market.

Plate Reader-2 features a wide range of high-performance multi-mode reader capabilities ideal for life science research on the International Space Station (ISS) including absorbance, fluorescence, time-resolved fluorescence, and fluorescence polarization modes with full spectral range detection.

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Plate Reader Features

Reactor Microplates allow for numerous chemistry applications for advanced microgravity research. They are designed to allow a reaction not to occur until the experiment is ready to be activated on orbit. Our upgraded design allows for increased mixing between chambers, few bubbles, more readings per window, and easier assembly. We offer four sets of 2x chambers.

  • 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96-, and 384-well microplates
  • Extended research windows available
  • Temperature control
  • Returnable samples
  • Repeatable experiments
  • Data downloads
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Customer Feature: Tympanogen

Reactor Microplates

Behind the scenes video – prepping for flight

Tympanogen Inc., a startup company which develops innovative ear, nose, and throat devices based on proprietary gel technology, launched their first-ever experiment to the Space Station leveraging Nanoracks Reactor Microplates in the microgravity environment.

Tympanogen seeks to improve the process of antibiotic gel release from a novel patch created to treat wounds and reduce the occurrence a severity of sepsis – or systemic inflammation.