The Hidex Sense is a compact, state-of-the-art, multi-technology microplate reader which provides a powerful and flexible platform for performing any kind of assay without limitations.

The Beta Plus version of the Sense uniquely combines liquid scintillation counting (LSC) with all common non-radiometric measurements, such as fluorescence and absorbance, into one very compact unit.

The dedicated PMT detector for LSC is also utilized to obtain ultra-high sensitivity luminescence for demanding applications and for reducing reagent use in assays such as dual luciferase. This option provides users with up to 10 times more sensitivity than other common plate readers. 


The Hidex Sense uniquely combines:

  • Fluorescence
  • Absorbance
  • Luminescence
  • Fluorescence Polarisation
  • TR – Fluorescence
  • FRET
  • Dual Excitation Fluorescence
  • BRET
  • AlphaScreen® (optional)
  • High sensitivity luminescence (optional)
  • Liquid Scintillation Counting (optional)

Alternatively the Hidex Sense Beta model offers liquid scintillation counting and high sensitivity luminescence only. 

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Innovative Design

Amazingly Compact

The compact size makes Sense ideal for even the smallest laboratory and allows it to be easily adapted for robotic integration or situated within environmental control cabinets.

Unique Filter Arrangement

The innovative optical filter system can hold up to 32 optical filters, eliminating the need to change filters frequently. Filters are automatically identified by the software and can be used for both excitation and emission without any limitation.

Superior Performance

Sensitivity and Speed

Utilizing filter technology for fluorescence applications not only gives optimal sensitivity but also fast reading speeds.

Spectrograph as Standard

Protein quantification, enzyme activity and other photometric assays benefit from recording the full spectrum. Ultrafast spectrum readout is obtained in the Sense by using a high sensitivity spectrograph. The sample spectrum is scanned in less than a second, with no compromise to sensitivity.


Temperature Control

Temperature control is included as standard from ambient +2°C to 65°C.

Incubation and Shaking

The Hidex Sense allows linear, orbital and double orbital shaking with various intensities and user defined incubation periods.


The Hidex Sense is able to perform kinetic assays by plate or by well at user defined intervals. The kinetic profile is automatically plotted within the software. 

It uniquely allows you to pause and resume kinetic runs, perfect for a multi-user environment. 


Multiple technologies can be performed sequentially, allowing for example the ability to analyze multiple florescent dyes in one sample.

The software collate all results into one easy to handle excel file. 


Automatic Dispensers

For the addition of reagents or kinetic measurements the Sense offers an optional one or two channel dispensing system. Injections can be performed either by well or by plate, for fast reactions or to maximize throughput.

Atmospheric Control Unit

A digitally controlled, high accuracy gas mixing system for cell viability, hypoxia and other cellular assays is available as an option. The CO2 and O2 concentrations are easily managed from the touchscreen.


Coming soon for high throughput use.

The Hidex Sense will help your lab become more efficient. Its extremely user friendly software – rated ‘Excellent’ on the System Usability Scale (SUS) – requires minimal training.

Comprehensive Assay Library

The software includes a comprehensive assay library and variety of data analysis tools for calculating a wide range of assay results.

Easy Export

Easy export of data to Excel, as well as the capability of importing and exporting templates makes the system ideal for multi-user environments.

User Friendly Interface

The touchscreen user interface is designed to make operation quick and simple. Application focused operation minimizes time spent on instrument training and reading manuals.

Instant Access to your Assays

Favorite and recent assays are shown upfront on the screen, ready to run with a touch of your fingertip.

What type of plates can it read?

1-1536 including PCR plates, cuvette adaptors and deep well.

Can I use a glove or mouse & keyboard with the touch screen?

Yes, the screen is touch and not heat sensitive so gloves can be used. Additionally you can use a mouse and keyboard if preferred.

How many filters are supplied?

10 filters are supplied that cover 80 - 90% of common assays, please discuss with our sales team if you require alternative filters. All filters can uniquely be used for excitation and emission. The instrument takes the standard sized filters which can be transferred from other instruments.

What filters are supplied?

  • 300 nm, BW 80 nm
  • 355 nm, BW 40 nm
  • 460 nm, BW 25 nm
  • 485 nm, BW 10 nm
  • 535 nm, BW 20 nm
  • 544 nm, BW 15 nm
  • 575 nm, BW 20 nm
  • 616 nm, BW 8.5 nm
  • 620 nm, BW 10 nm
  • 665 nm, BW 7.5 nm

Does the spectrograph detector cost extra?

No, the instrument comes with a spectrograph detector fitted as standard.

Do I need to supply the PC?

No, LabLogic supply the touchscreen PC and software with the instrument.

Can the instrument be supplied with a stacker for high throughput?

This is currently in development and will be available in 2015.

Currently the instrument is robot accessible.

What about warranty and service?

The standard Hidex manufacturer warranty is one year.

Our service contracts cover all parts, labor, expenses and an annual preventative maintenance visit.

Can I trial the instrument?

Our product specialists bring the instrument to your site for one day to run your assays and compare results.

Please contact us to arrange a visit.


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