BMG Labtech SPECTROstar Nano Absorbance Microplate Reader


Ultra-fast, full UV/Vis spectrum absorbance microplate reader with cuvette port

BMG LABTECH’s innovative absorbance microplate reader has the flexibility to perform assays quickly and easily in both microplates or via the built-in cuvette port. This spectrometer-based absorbance microplate reader captures a full UV-visible spectrum in less than 1 sec/well. Its speed, simple push button operation, and capacity to store individual assay protocols make the SPECTROstar® Nano the ideal microplate reader for absorbance measurements.

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Detection Modes UV/Vis Absorbance Spectra
Measurement Modes Endpoint and kinetic measurements
Spectral scanning (absorbance)
Well scanning
Microplate Formats 6 to 1536-well plates, user-definable
LVis Plate with 16 low volume microspots (2 μL)
Microplate Carrier Robot compatible
Light Sources High energy xenon flash lamp
Detectors CCD Spectrometer
Wavelength Selection UV/Vis Absorbance Spectrometer
Full spectra or 8 distinct wavelengths in < 1 sec / well
Spectral Range Spectrometer
220 – 1000 nm for ABS
Sensitivity* ABS with Spectrometer
Full spectrum captured in < 1 s/well
Selectable spectral resolution: 1, 2, 5, and 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
Read Times Full spectrum from 220 to 1000 nm in less than 1 sec/well
Shaking Linear, orbital, and double-orbital with user-definable time and speed
Purge Gas Vent System to inject an atmosphere or to pull a vacuum into the reader
Integrated Barcode Reader External manual barcode reader
Incubation +3°C above ambient up to 45 °C

The upper heating plate of the incubation chamber operates at 0.5 °C more than the lower plate. This prevents condensation build-up on the lid or sealer.

Software Multi-user Reader Control and MARS Data Analysis Software included
FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant
Dimensions Width: 36 cm, depth: 50 cm, height: 16 cm; weight: 10 kg
Optional Accessories
LVis Plate Sample Capacity: Sixteen separate microdrop wells for 2 µL samples; One standard cuvette position for up to 1 mL samples.
Quality Control Internal Standards (optional): Four NIST traceable optical density filters (approximate values of 0.1, 0.3, 0.6 and 1.0 OD); One holmium oxide filter for wavelength accuracy.
Dimensions: Conforms to SBS standards for microplates.
THERMOstar Microplate Incubator and Shaker
Upgrades Please contact your local representative for upgrades including options such as detection modes, reagent injectors, etc.

Optional Accessories

  • LVis Plate

  • THERMOstar

  • Evaluation Plate