UV/vis absorbance spectra
Endpoint and kinetic
Spectral scanning (absorbance)
6 to 1536-well plates, user-definable
LVis Plate with 16 low-volume microspots (2 μL)
High energy xenon flash lamp
UV/vis absorbance spectrometer
Full spectra or 8 distinct wavelengths in < 1 sec / well
220 - 1000 nm
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
Full spectrum from 220 to 1000 nm in less than 1 sec/well
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
+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.
Multi-user Reader Control and MARS Data Analysis Software included
FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant
Width: 36 cm, depth: 50 cm, height: 16 cm; weight: 10 kg
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.
Microplate incubator and shaker
SPECTROstar NanoItem#: SPECTROstar-Nano
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 leading microplate reader for absorbance measurements.
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 the mouse.