SPECTROSCOPY

NanoDrop 8000 Spectrophotometer software

26 November 2008

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific has released a new software version for the NanoDrop 8000 Spectrophotometer. The fully-featured software is available for download free-of-charge. The Thermo Scientific NanoDrop 8000 instrument is designed to perform full spectrum UV/Vis analysis of up to eight 1µl samples in fewer than 20 seconds.

The new user-friendly software adds increased flexibility to the system, allowing users to customise methods according to their specific application needs. Thermo Fisher is marking the release of this new software by offering customers in North America either a free system laptop or a free one-year extended warranty with the purchase of a NanoDrop 8000.

The version 2.0 release incorporates user-requested features and upgrades including: user configurable software that allows scientists to create and save unique methods for routine use; easy importing of lists of pre-defined sample names, saving time and reducing potential transcription errors associated with manual entry; a units selector tool that permits scientists to select preferred concentration units for samples, particularly useful for downstream data manipulations; and an Oligo calculator feature.

The updated software increases instrument flexibility by allowing users to design and save personalised methods of analysis. Sample information can be easily imported into the system, eliminating the need for manual data entry, reducing error and increasing efficiency. These features, combined with the NanoDrop 8000 fast measurement cycle of up to 96 measurements  in six minutes increase throughput and efficiency. In addition, the instrument's Sample Position Illuminator feature makes it simple to track samples to be measured.

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