Stratus Kinetic Microplate Reader

The stratus kinetic microplate reader is small and rugged enabling you to continuously monitor measurements even from small spaces and restrictive environments. And now with our wireless accessory package, you can livestream your experiments.

uniquely designed for microbial growth curve measurements


perfect size for measurement collection in small spaces like shared modular benchtops, incubators and anaerobic chambers.


stratus’s uniquely simple, standalone interface and on-board data storage allow it to be placed anywhere, with or without a computer.


stratus can operate in restrictive environments that are typically too harsh for other microplate readers.

labrador companion software allows you to retrieve, analyze and communicate results with ease

intuitive, easy to use interface

all the features you need, none of the features you don’t

zero to experiment in 10 minutes!

quickly and accurately analyze your data and generate meaningful results.

Livestream your experiments

When stratus is paired with our canopy wireless accessory, we can provide convenient and real-time data acquisition, monitoring and control.

Cerillo's Premium Wireless Platform in Action

Stratus Plate Reader

continuously monitor measurements from small spaces and restrictive environments.

Canopy Wireless Device

Breakdown barriers with wireless plate reader monitoring

Labrador Software

Unlock the power of your data with real-time visualization, controls & analytics



Detection Method: For measurements of optical density

Detection Modes: Kinetic

Microplate Types: 96 well, 12-well, 6-well, cerillo co-culture

Wavelength: 600nm (customization available)



Width: 14.4 cm (5.7 in.)
Depth: 13.0 cm (5.1 in.)
Height: 6.8 cm (2.7 in.)


580 g (20.5 oz.)

  • Small footprint and stackable
  • No moving parts; minimal maintenance
  • Functional in a broad range of environments

Ambient Atmospheric Tolerance

Temperature: 0°–50°C (32°–122°F)
Humidity: 0–99%
O2 concentration: 0-21%
CO2 concentration: 0-25%

Sterilization Techniques

Chemical surface treatment (recommended)
Use a lint-free or microfiber cloth to wipe with 70% ethanol, a 10% bleach-based solution, or Cavicide.


Temporal Resolution

Up to 20 plate reads per hour

OD Resolution

±0.005 at OD600

labrador software

Operating system macOS: Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura

Windows: 10, 11

Measurement mode: Kinetic

Evaluation methods Quantitative, Qualitative

Regression methods Point-to-Point, Linear, Four Parameter

Logistic (4PL), Five Parameter Logistic (5PL)

Export formats PDF, CSV

wireless premium

compatible products

stratus microplate reader


113.2 X 66.1 X 47.8mm (LWH)



power supply

power = 3A, voltage = 5.1V


USB-C USB-C 5.1 V DC, 3A

wired communication

USB 2.0

wireless communication range


operating system

macOS: Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura
Windows: 10, 11

data export format


how to buy

You can purchase stratus standard and/or the premium wireless directly from Cerillo below.

> cerillo

Or you can purchase stratus standard from any of our partners.

> partners