Smart LED-instrumentation that performs up to 96 in-parallel experiments using a simple, easy to use software that programs wavelengths, intensity and duration 

Choose any 3 wavelengths between 365-950 nm for your customized optoWELL. Our selection tool can help you choose the right colors for you. If your desired wavelength is not listed here: no problem! Write to us -> we can probably make it happen!

Wavelengths selection tool

Sorry, you can only choose 3 different colors at the same time.
  • 365 nm
  • 400 nm
  • 450 nm
  • 470 nm
  • 500 nm
  • 525 nm
  • 590 nm
  • 615 nm
  • 630 nm
  • 660 nm
  • 730 nm
  • 770 nm
  • 850 nm
  • 880 nm
  • 940 nm

Illuminating Insights:

how well plate materials influence optogenetic studies

optoWELLControl Software

  • Control each well individually
  • Create illumination protocols (temporal and intensity control)
  • Upload complex illumination protocols in .txt format
  • Get a live temperature reading
  • Run optoWELL in autopilot mode with pre-saved illumination protocols
  • Remote control the optoWELL via a programming interface

optoWELL adapter

The optoWELL adapters help you illuminate all your different lab dishes!

Ibidi round
6-well plate
Ibidi square
1,5/2ml tubes
50ml tubes
15ml FACS bacteria tubes

…not the right one for you, yet? No worries: Write to us info@optobiolabs.com

User stories

Our lab uses the optoWELL for multichromatic control of gene expression in bacteria. With biological systems incorporating blue, red, and green light in our repertoire, it’s great having a device that enables precise control of all three wavelengths at once!
Caroline Blassick
Phd Student in Prof. Mary Dunlop’s lab, Boston University
I work on understanding light-dependent regulation of the Drosophila circadian clock by Cryptochrome (CRY). Utilizing the optoWELL to look at light-dependent binding of peptides of its clock partner, TIM.
Connor Schnepps
PhD student in Brian Crane’s lab at Cornell University
I use the optoWELL system for my studies in Xenopus embryos. The tunable settings allow precise manipulation of for example gene expression at specific time points and wavelength.

Questions about the product?

Almost any wavelengths between 365nm and 980nm is available for the optoWELL. If you cannot find your favourite wavelengths, yet, please contact us! We will search for a better solution for you!

The optoWELL has a recommended working temperature of 4-40°C. Though, we do recommend to avoid humid environments to prevent precipitation and corrosion of the electronics components. Consider letting the optoWELL run and dry after usage in a humid incubator.

Yes, you can. Each output of the optoWELL will illuminate ~ 4 wells of the 96-well plate, but illumination will be suboptimal compared to 24-well plates. Consider experiments in 24-well plates for the optimal homogeneity and reproducibility of your experiments. 

The optoWELL is optimized for the use with Greiner® well plates. They offer clear and black Plates for optimal illumination of single wells. Any vendor using the same dimensions as Greiner will work.

We usually deliver within 6-8 weeks of official order / PO.

Not yet! But we are working full speed on it and expect to launch the optoWELL-96 in the coming months. If you want to pre-order / receive a quote for a grant application, please contact us!

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Each optoWELL contains about 150 LEDs. Some LEDs are very cheap (cents), some are very expensive (e.g. UV 365nm). If you choose a more expensive wavelengths, we adapt the quote to reflect the LED prices. 

We calibrate the optoWELL for you. For this, we use a spectrometer which is specially adapted to analyse intensities of each wavelengths in every well. We generate a calibration file from the measurements which we implement through the software to fully calibrate each channel of your optoWELL. 

Yes. All you need is the optoWELL 6-well adapter for the optoWELL. 

We try to reuse as much packaging material as possible. So, you might receive the optoWELL in reused plastic packaging, or in natural packaging. If you prefer one or the other, let us know! We are happy to adapt the packaging to your needs.

Yes. The optoWELL software enables individual programming of each single well with 100% flexibility.