BioTek Instruments introduces their next generation Epoch™ 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer; with added features that enable multiple conveniences for performing absorbance measurements. Epoch 2 now includes monochromator-based individual wavelength selection or wavelength scanning from 200-999 nm to accommodate an extensive range of assays, including nucleic acid and protein quantification, ELISA, microbial growth, endotoxin, ROS assays and enzyme kinetics.
The new onboard software in Epoch 2 eliminates the need for a separate computer and includes predefined common protocols for rapid assay setup and recall. Custom protocol definition, storage and selection are easily accomplished via the optional color touchscreen interface. Endpoint, kinetic and spectral scanning applications are all available from the touchscreen; data can be output to a USB flash drive or printer.
Epoch 2 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 ºC and Condensation Control™ facilitate temperature-sensitive assays. Epoch 2 is compatible with BioTek’s BioStack™ Microplate Stacker and BioSpa 8™ Automated Incubator as well as third-party systems for complete workflow automation.
BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative life science instrumentation. Our comprehensive product line includes cell imaging systems, microplate readers, washers, dispensers, automated incubators, stackers and pipetting systems. These products enable life science research by providing high performance, cost-effective analysis and quantification of biomolecules, biomolecular interactions and cellular structure and function across diverse applications. BioTek espouses a "Think Possible" approach that sets the tone for fresh ideas, unsurpassed customer service and original innovations.