Microplate Spectrophotometer

January 2, 2019
Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-01-02-2019, Volume 43, Issue 1
Page Number: 12

The Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer from BioTek Instruments has added features that include monochromator-based individual wavelength selection or wavelength scanning from 200–999 nm to accommodate a range of assays, including nucleic acid and protein quantification, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, microbial growth, endotoxin, reactive oxygen species assays, and enzyme kinetics.

The Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer from BioTek Instruments has added features that include monochromator-based individual wavelength selection or wavelength scanning from 200–999 nm to accommodate a range of assays, including nucleic acid and protein quantification, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, microbial growth, endotoxin, reactive oxygen species assays, and enzyme kinetics. New onboard software eliminates the need for a separate computer and includes predefined common protocols for rapid assay setup and recall. Custom protocol definition, storage, and selection are easily accomplished via the optional color touchscreen interface. Endpoint, kinetic, and spectral scanning applications are all available from the touchscreen; data can be output to a USB flash drive or printer.

The spectrophotometer is compatible with 6- to 384-well microplates and cuvettes as well as the company’s Take3 Micro-Volume Plate for dilution-free nucleic acid quantification in volumes as low as 2 µL. Advanced shaking profiles include linear, orbital, and double orbital, and 4-Zone incubation to 65 ºC and Condensation Control facilitate temperature-sensitive assays.

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