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SPECTROstar Nano

Ultra-fast, full UV/Vis spectrum absorbance microplate reader with cuvette port

BMG LABTECH’s innovative absorbance microplate reader has the flexibility to perform assays quickly and easily in both microplates or via the built-in cuvette port. This spectrometer-based absorbance microplate reader captures a full UV-visible spectrum in less than 1 sec/well. Its speed, simple push button operation, and capacity to store individual assay protocols make the SPECTROstar® Nano the ideal microplate reader for absorbance measurements.

Ultra-fast determination of DNA, RNA, ELISA, and more.

Absorbance Microplate Readers

Details

The SPECTROstar Nano is equipped with BMG LABTECH’s ultra-fast UV/Vis spectrometer, which allows users to measure full-spectrum absorbance (220 – 1000 nm) in less than 1 second per well. It is the ideal instrument to read all absorbance assays in a microplate or cuvette – with many common assay protocols predefined and available at the click of a mouse.

Features

  • Full-spectrum UV/Vis absorbance measurements in less than 1 second
  • Measurement in up to 1536-well microplate format
  • Integrated cuvette port for individual samples
  • Linear, orbital and double-orbital shaking as well as uniform incubation up to 45 °C
  • Includes multi-user control and MARS data analysis software
  • Compatible with LVis Plate for low volume samples (down to 2µl)

Detection Modes

UV/Vis Absorbance Spectra

Measurement Modes

Endpoint and kinetic measurements
Spectral scanning (absorbance)
Well scanning

Microplate Formats

6 to 1536-well plates, user-definable
LVis Plate with 16 low volume microspots (2 μL)

Microplate Carrier

Robot compatible

Light Sources

High energy xenon flash lamp

Detectors

CCD Spectrometer

Wavelength Selection

UV/Vis Absorbance Spectrometer
Full spectra or 8 distinct wavelengths in < 1 sec / well

Spectral Range

Spectrometer
220 - 1000 nm for ABS

Sensitivity*

ABS with Spectrometer
Full spectrum captured in < 1 s/well
Selectable spectral resolution: 1, 2, 5, and 10 nm
OD range: 0 to 4 OD
Accuracy: < 1% at 2 OD
Precision: < 0.5% at 1 OD and < 0.8% at 2 OD

Read Times

Full spectrum from 220 to 1000 nm in less than 1 sec/well

Shaking

Linear, orbital, and double-orbital with user-definable time and speed

Purge Gas Vent

System to inject an atmosphere or to pull a vacuum into the reader

Integrated Barcode Reader

External manual barcode reader

Incubation

+3°C above ambient up to 45 °C

The upper heating plate of the incubation chamber operates at 0.5 °C more than the lower plate. This prevents condensation build-up on the lid or sealer.

Software

Multi-user Reader Control and MARS Data Analysis Software included
FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant

Dimensions

Width: 36 cm, depth: 50 cm, height: 16 cm; weight: 10 kg
 

Optional Accessories

LVis Plate

Sample Capacity: Sixteen separate microdrop wells for 2 µL samples; One standard cuvette position for up to 1 mL samples.
Quality Control Internal Standards (optional): Four NIST traceable optical density filters (approximate values of 0.1, 0.3, 0.6 and 1.0 OD); One holmium oxide filter for wavelength accuracy.
Dimensions: Conforms to SBS standards for microplates.

THERMOstar

Microplate Incubator and Shaker

Upgrades

Please contact your local representative for upgrades including options such as detection modes, reagent injectors, etc.