BioTek Instruments offers its Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer, with added features that enable multiple conveniences for performing absorbance measurements.
The unit includes monochromator-based individual wavelength selection or wavelength scanning from 200 to 999 nm to accommodate an extensive range of assays, including nucleic acid and protein quantification, ELISA, microbial growth, endotoxin, ROS assays and enzyme kinetics. The onboard software in Epoch 2 eliminates the need for a separate computer and includes predefined common protocols for rapid assay setup and recall. Endpoint, kinetic and spectral scanning applications are all available from the touchscreen; data can be output to a USB flash drive or printer. The system is compatible with 6- to 384-well microplates and cuvettes as well as BioTek’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 C and Condensation Control facilitate temperature-sensitive assays.