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NanoDrop 8000 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

High Throughput Efficiency and Accuracy

The NanoDrop 8000 delivers full-spectrum UV-Vis absorbance measurements for up to eight samples at one time. Using the patented sample retention system* the NanoDrop 8000 provides the same accurate 1 µL DNA, RNA, and protein sample measurements as our single channel spectrophotometers.

Displaying a full-spectrum for all samples, the NanoDrop 8000 is designed for higher throughput evaluation of precious samples when downstream requirements for sample QC are critical.

Accurately measure more samples in less time:

  • Improved productivity with the capability of analyzing from one to eight 1 µl samples at one time
  • Measure up to 96 samples in less than six minutes
  • Innovative, user-friendly software
  • Sample Position Illuminator reduces error by keeping track of the samples to be measured
  • Full-spectral data displayed for each sample (220 – 750 nm)
  • Measure nucleic acid concentration and purity (2.5 – 3,700 ng/µL for dsDNA)
  • Measure protein concentration and purity (0.15 – 100 mg/mL for BSA)

Specifications:

Sample size 1 µl
Sample Number up to 8
Path lengths 1 mm and 0.2 mm
Light Source Xenon flash lamp
Detector Type 2048-element linear silicon CCD
Wavelength range 220-750 nm
Wavelength accuracy 1 nm
Wavelength resolution 3 nm (FWHM at Hg 546 nm)
Absorbance  Precision 0.003 absorbance (1 mm path)
Absorbance Accuracy 3% (at .74 absorbance at 350 nm)
Absorbance Range 0.05-75 (10 mm equivalent absorbance)
Detection Limit 2.5 ng/µl (dsDNA)
Maximum Concentration 3700 ng/µl (dsDNA)
Measurement Cycle Time 20 seconds (for 8 samples)
Dimensions (footprint) 24 cm X 32 cm
Weight 3.4 kg
Sample Pedestal Material of Construction 303 stainless steel and quartz fiber
Operating voltage 12 vdc
Operating Power Consumption 30 W
Standby Power Consumption 6 W
Software Compatibility Professional versions of Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), 
Windows XP (32 bit)
UL/CSA and CE approval All units

Methods and equipment

Spectrophotometry
Transfection
Polymerase chain reaction
Atomic force microscopy
Surface plasmon resonance
Nanotechnology