Introducing the new Thermo Scientific NanoDrop Lite Spectrophotometer

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A compact, personal UV-Vis microvolume spectrophotometer, the new Nano- Drop™ Lite delivers where it counts: rapid, accurate and reproducible microvolume measurements without the need for dilutions. It uses the same sample retention technology that has become a hallmark of NanoDrop instruments. NanoDrop Lite is a local control instrument and has an optional docking printer (sold separately) that prints freezer compatible, adhesive labels. The NanoDrop Lite measures nucleic acid and protein concentration in sample sizes between 1 – 2 µL and measures 260/280 ratios for nucleic acids.

NanoDrop instruments were the first microvolume UV-Vis spectrophotometers and fluorospectrometers designed specifically for the life science market. The patented sampleretention system* enables direct measurement of 0.5 – 2 μL samples without wasteful dilutions and expensive consumables. The innovative pedestal design and pre-programmed methods make the process as simple as pipette, measure, and wipe clean. Highly polished stainless steel pedestals ensure no sample carryover. By reducing sample waste and providing accurate results in seconds, NanoDrop instruments have fundamentally changed the way scientists analyze DNA, RNA and proteins.

With over 30,000 instruments in labs worldwide, NanoDrop instruments have become the recognized standard for microvolume instrumentation. Today, thousands of scientists rely on NanoDrop instruments to deliver accurate sample concentration and purity assessment for everything — from routine quality checks to evaluation of precious samples for demanding, downstream applications. NanoDrop instruments are utilized in academic, research, commercial, manufacturing and QC labs focused on such diverse fields such as genomics, proteomics, drug discovery, molecular diagnostics and bio-processing.

Our patented sample-retention system remains a groundbreaking technology in microvolume measurements. Only NanoDrop instruments use surface tension to contain a 1 μL of sample between two optical fibers. With the instrument arm open, a sample is pipetted directly onto the pedestal. When the arm is lowered a column is formed, thus eliminating the need for cuvettes or other containment devices.

Choose the NanoDrop instrument that’s right for your lab:

NanoDrop™ 2000c Spectrophotometer
A full-spectrum UV-Vis spectrophotometer offering a complete solution by integrating both a patented sample-retention system for microvolume samples and a cuvette option. Dual sampling modes accommodate very low and very highconcentration samples.

NanoDrop™ 8000 Spectrophotometer
Delivers full-spectrum UV-Vis absorbance measurements for up to eight samples at one time. Use an eight-channel pipette to dispense samples from tubes or plates onto a linear array of pedestals, measure and wipe clean.

NanoDrop™ Lite Spectrophotometer
A basic microvolume instrument which uses our patented sample-retention system to deliver the same exceptional accuracy and reproducibility as other NanoDrop instruments. It’s ideal for labs looking for trusted NanoDrop technology, but not requiring the full performance of a NanoDrop 2000|2000c or NanoDrop 8000.

NanoDrop™ 3300 Fluorospectrometer
Brings the sensitivity and selectivity of fluorescence spectroscopy to microvolume samples. Using our patented sample-retention technology, it performs broad-spectrum fluorescence analysis in a versatile, high-performance instrument.

Experience NanoDrop instrumentation in your lab with our free trial program. This program allows scientists to try any NanoDrop instrument in their lab for a one-week period – for free.

Thermo Scientific
3411 Silverside Road, Bancroft Building
Wilmington DE 19810 USA
302-479-7707
www.thermoscientific.com/nanodrop

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Published: March 1, 2012

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The laboratory industry enjoyed several years of robust growth from the late 1990s until 2003. Record research and development (R&D) investments by the biopharmaceutical industry, in combination with the doubling of the U.S. National Institutes budget, allowed for continual double-digit growth rates.