September 2011 -- Combining accuracy, sensitivity and guided operation, the new Eppendorf BioSpectrometer® offers outstanding flexibility in a small, robust instrument. Designed for a wide range of routine and complex applications in genomics, proteomics, cell biology and biochemistry, two versions are available: BioSpectrometer basic and BioSpectrometer kinetic which features a temperature-controlled cuvette holder.
Dr. Tanja Musiol, Global Product Manager Detection, Eppendorf AG, said, ‘The Eppendorf BioSpectrometer® offers a wide variety of procedures for the most diverse methods in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry. Spectra as well as individual wavelength measurements can be monitored in a spectral range of 200 nm to 830 nm. The innovative software leads the user through the methods in a guided process, minimizing the risk of making mistakes. The entire operating procedure is guided by a help box, which explains each step. Two different models – basic and kinetic – enable selection of the optimal instrument for the individual laboratory’s needs.’
No PC is necessary to operate the system and integrated data processing options enable basic data processing directly on the device. In addition, up to 1,000 results can be stored in the BioSpectrometer directly. Pre-programmed methods facilitate quick start applications and prevent errors, while a USB port is provided for simple data transfer.
The kinetic model with its temperature-controlled cuvette shaft requires no additional accessories in order to study enzyme or substrate kinetics. The temperature of the cuvette shaft can be freely selected between +20°C and +42°C, in 0.1°C increments.
From routine applications such as protein and nucleic acid quantification, to complex molecular biology methods, the Eppendorf BioSpectrometer® delivers highly accurate results and unparalleled versatility combined in a compact instrument.
Eppendorf UK, incorporating New Brunswick from 1st January 2011, is headquartered in Cambridge and a subsidiary of Eppendorf AG, Hamburg, Germany. With over 2,600 employees on four continents, Eppendorf AG is a leading global supplier of systems and research tools for the biotechnology industry. The company achieved a turnover of £422m (€484m) in 2010 and operating profits (EBIT) of £81.7m (€93.6m).