Building on the legacy of the Eppendorf BioPhotometer D30, the Eppendorf BioSpectrometer basic shares its simplicity, flexibility and reliability. In addition to the Biophotometer D30, the Biospectrometer basic has freely selectable wavelengths from 200 – 830 nm (selectable in 1 nm increments). This allows the user to define the parameters of each assay, whether it be a scan, a single-wavelength measurement or a multi-wavelength measurement. The Eppendorf BioSpectrometer basic caters to more disciplines as the wavelengths are not pre-defined and allows for non-routine assays or new assays to be easily programmed (in addition to the pre-programmed routine methods). The Eppendorf BioSpectrometer basic is a robust yet flexible ‘workhorse’.
Looking for the target?
The Eppendorf µCuvette is optimized for very low sample volumes. The hydrophobic surface coating on quartz glas enables convenient sample loading.
Clear indications for positioning the cuvette for convenient handling and safe results.
In general, the purity of a DNA solution is easily defined using purity ratios. It is possible that reduced purity may be attributed to the fact that the sample is solubilized in water instead of in buffer. Since water and buffer have different properties, the absorbance of the sample being measured will be affected by this disparity.
For this reason, the BioSpectrometer is capable of recording a “Purity Scan” which displays the absorbance properties of a sample graphically, thus enabling fast and simple visual quality control.
Looking for easy-to-read results?
In addition, all important raw data pertaining to the DNA sample are displayed in table format. The table optionally lists the purity ratios (A260/A230 and A260/A280), the absorbance values (raw data), as well as the background absorbance, e.g. at 320 nm.
Thus, the two display formats complement each other perfectly to allow for an evaluation of the quality of a DNA sample.
Annoyed by uncomfortable handling?
Ergonomics is far beyond the »ergonomically designed chair«. Eppendorf started to optimize the laboratory devices regarding ergonomics already in the early 1970s.
In 2003, we started the PhysioCare Concept, focusing on ergonomic liquid handling devices like our pipettes.
Nowadays, the Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept is broaden up to include further laboratory products as a holistic solution to harmonize the workflow in your laboratory with your health and well-being, e.g. for the Eppendorf BioSpectrometer:
› Guided software for easy handling
› Clear indications at cuvette shaft for convenient handling
› Direct keys for convenient handling
› Small footprint to enable position in direct arm reach at your bench
› Standardized »user-interface concept« for intuitive handling of devices
Further information about the Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept: