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Instantly capture a full spectrum for low volumes, microplates and cuvettes

The SPECTROstar Nano represents a revolution in absorbance measurement instrumentation with the flexibility to perform assays quickly and easily in both microplates or via the built-in cuvette port. Using a spectrometer, this new absorbance microplate reader captures a full UV-Visible spectrum (220 to 1000 nm) in less than 1 sec/well and measures sample volumes down to 2 µL. The speed of the spectrometer, simple push button operation, and the capacity to design and save individual assay protocols give users an unmatched flexibility to optimize settings for all absorbance experiments.
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Features of SPECTROstar Nano
  • Ultra-fast UV/Vis absorbance spectrometer    
  • Captures a spectrum from 220 to 1000 nm in less than 1 s/well    
  • Selectable spectral resolution of 1 - 10 nm    
  • 6- to 1536-well microplate format compatibility    
  • Low volume 2 µL measurements for DNA, RNA, protein, etc.    
  • Incubation up to 45°C for microplate and cuvette    
  • Gas vent for atmospheric sensitive samples    
  • Well scanning, kinetic and endpoint measurements    
  • Multimode plate shaking capabilities    
  • Assay specific quick run protocols    
  • Powerful Data Analysis Software - MARS    
  • FDA 21 CFR part 11 compliant    
  • Robot compatibility    
  • Much more…    

The SPECTROstar Nano is delivered with a new version of BMG LABTECH's established Reader Control software and comprehensive Data Analysis Software, MARS. With its simple to use 'Quick Run' feature it reads ELISAs, RNA, DNA, Protein (Bradford, BCA, Lowry), Cell growth, and Beta-galactosidase assays at the touch of a button due to predefined protocols. This highly intuitive software also provides limitless possibilities for test set up where it is needed. In MARS, a wizard guides the user through the entire data analysing process. Additionally, a template manager can be used for building complex data processing protocols. Improved robotic integration capabilities, digital signature and FDA 21 CFR part 11 compliance of MARS complete this powerful software package.

General Specifications
Depth 50 cm
DetectorSpectrometer with CCD
Spectral Range220 to 1000 nm
Height16 cm
Detection ModeAbsorbance
Width 36 cm
Shaking PatternLinear, orbital, and double-orbital with user-definable time and speed
LightingHigh energy xenon flashlamp
Weight11 kg
Read MethodFull spectrum from 220 to 1000 nm in less than 1 sec/well
Microplate Size1536-well
Temperature Control 1
Additional Specifications

Measurement Modes: Endpoint and Kinetic measurements well Scanning    
Microplate Formats:6 to 1536-well plates, user-definable    
Microplate Carrier:Robot compatible    
Cuvette Port:Cuvette port for cuvettes with 10 mm path length, Micro cuvettes, Traycell compatible beam height 8.5 mm    
Sensitivity:ABS with Spectrometer    
Spectral range: 220 to 1000 nm    
Full spectrum captured in < 1 s/well    
Selectable spectral resolution: 1 nm, 2 nm, 5 nm, 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    
Reproducibility: ±0.005 OD for 0 - 2 OD range    
Gas Vent:System to inject an atmosphere or to pull a vacuum into the reader    
Integrated Barcode Reader:External manual barcode reader    
Incubation:+4°C above ambient up to 45°C    
Software:Multi-user Reader Control and MARS Data Analysis Software package included    
THERMOstar:Microplate Incubator and Shaker    
LVis Plate:Plate for low volume (2 µL) absorbance measurements and instrument performance testing.    
Upgrades:Upgrades to include options such as gas vent, 1536-well format option, etc. are available. Please contact your local representative for more information.    
Not all of the features mentioned above are available in the basic units or in all detection modes. Optional accessories may be necessary to perform certain assays. Please contact your local distributor for details.

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