The Winston Fluorescence Reader (M1050)


With MiniOne Systems’ The Winston Fluorescent Reader, students use fluorescence to detect and see samples glow in colorthey won’t believe.



Molecules are hard to see with the naked eye–they can be colorless, too small, or not abundant enough. Fluorescence to the rescue to help you study the invisible. The Winston Fluorescence Reader uses blue light illumination to allow you and your students to investigate phenomena. Simply place the MiniOne Photo Hood on top of The Winston Fluorescence Viewer base to reveal the GLOW!

Using fluorescence to visualize samples and reactions is a common molecular biology technique to determine how much sample is present or what is occurring when the sample is colorless, low in abundance, or too small to see. Test for the presence of DNA, visualize dilutions, and visualize the results of bacterial transformation with The Winston.

With MiniOne Systems’ Winston Fluorescence Reader, students use fluorescence to detect and see samples glow in colors they won’t believe!

The Winston Fluorescence Reader (M1050) includes:

  • MiniOne® Fluorescence Reader Base with space for up to 4 DNA samples with built-in rechargeable battery and USB cable (M1051)
  • MiniOne® Photo Hood (M2005)


As a part of the community that Winston helped bring together, we invite you to submit what you discover with The Winston and we will post those protocols on line to share with others. To submit an activity please email us at: The Winston will make you GLOW!

Looking for activities for the Winston? Click here for FREE protocols!

A bit about Winston Walker:

Winston Walker dedicated his life to serving his country and finding solutions, whether on his aircraft or in industry following his extensive military service. His drive to make science education more accessible led to the development of the MiniOne Electrophoresis and PCR Systems. His final contribution is The Winston Fluorescence Reader, which helps students of all ages answer various questions around molecules. His impact on science education is global, bringing equality to teachers and students worldwide.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 5 in

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