The PIKE Technologies Out-of-Compartment Microplate Reader is a unique option available for most UV-Vis spectrophotometers. It offers high throughput plate reading capability to a wide range of traditional instruments with standard sample compartments. This allows for flexibility when conducting experiments that require optical configuration for cuvettes, temperature control, integrating spheres (among others) and extra microplate reading functionality when needed. Microplate reading capability is often required in research, drug discovery, bioassay validation, quality control and manufacturing processes in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry and academia. The PIKE Microplate Reader can also be adapted to perform automated measurements of filters, optical components and other materials.