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BioSpec-nano | Spectrophotometer for Life Science


BioSpec-nano | Spectrophotometer for Life Science

The Shimadzu BioSpec-nano is a spectrophotometer suitable for carrying out concentration checks for DNA and RNA nucleic acid samples. Quantitation of DNA and RNA can be rapidly and simply carried out with very small samples ranging from 1µL, and analysis throughput is improved due to dedicated functions, such as automated sample mounting and wiping, and easy-to-use operation software.


BioSpec-nano overview

Capable of performing quantitation and purity checking of nucleic acids, quantitation of proteins, and photometric measurements (OD values displayed and printed for specified wavelengths, up to 8 wavelengths). Simply drop 1 to 2 μL of the sample onto the measurement window and press the instrument’s Start button (or click the Start Measurement button in the software window), and all steps in the process, from setting the optical path length, measurement, up until the task of wiping off the sample from the measurement window, are all carried out automatically. Troublesome work of moving arm up and down and wiping the sample from the measurement window now unnecessary. Moreover, when using the specialized software, all it takes to perform a measurement, output a report, export data, or carry out other common tasks is to click buttons on the toolbar.


Features of the BioSpec-nano

  • Quick Analysis: Just drop the sample onto the target and click the button. That’s all there is to analysis. The instrument will perform sample mounting, measurement, and wiping. No need to move the wiper arm manually, nor wipe the liquid-contact parts with a cloth. Spectra measurement is conducted and the analysis data is obtained quickly.
  • 1 µL – 2 µL Nucleic Acid Quantitaion*: Analysis can be performed with 1 µL (pathlength: 0.2 mm) or 2 µL (pathlength: 0.7 mm) samples. The sample is dropped onto the target with a pipette. The optional 5 mm cell allows measurement of 5 mm path length. * If the surface tension of the sample is small, droplets might not be formed with a 1 to 2 µL sample.
  • Easy-to-use Software: Basic operations can be conveniently performed by clicking icons in the software or function keys on the instrument itself. Analysis results can be converted to PDF or CSV files.
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