The Byonoy GmbH, a branch-off from the university of Kiel, has – since 2015 – concerned itself with the miniaturization of 96-well microplate readers. Thanks to their innovative approach, Byonoy has been successful in establishing an unprecedented, ultra-compact format, here seen in the Absorbance 96, which according to developers, will be setting a new standard. With a base surface area that is scarcely larger than the microplate itself, the Absorbance 96 is by far the most compact microplate reader for assays in 96-well formal on the market. In spite of its form, the Absorbance 96 delivers reliable results at a convincing price. In combination with the Byonoy user software, the Absorbance 96 lends itself to a wide range of applications from ELISA to protein- and cell-based assays. Furthermore, the Absorbance 96 is the first reader on the market to use 96 detection units. This innovation allows the Absorbance 96 to measure independent of a scanning mechanism, thereby ensuring quick photometric measurements and is, through its use of LED-technology, maintenance free.