NanoDrop™ 2000/2000c Spectrophotometers

Thermo Scientific™ NanoDrop 2000 and 2000c are full-spectrum, UV-Vis spectrophotometers used to quantify and assess purity of DNA, RNA, Protein and more. The NanoDrop 2000 and 2000c are the only micro volume spectrophotometers with patented sample retention technology that measure sample volumes as small as 0.5μL.

NanoDrop 2000

  • Micro-volume sample size (0.5-2.0μL)
  • Easy to use—pipette sample directly onto the pedestal
  • No dilutions required, even for highly concentrated samples
  • Fast measurement time of less than 5 seconds
  • Full spectral output (190 – 840 nm)
  • Preconfigured methods for A260, A280, labelled DNA or Proteins, and much more
  • User-friendly software that includes custom methods and data export capabilities

NanoDrop 2000c

  • Combines all features of the NanoDrop 2000 with cuvette capability in one instrument.
Instrument Type Spectrophotometer
Instrument Control Computer software
Instrument 2000c – with cuvette, 2000- without cuvette
Minimum Sample Size 0.5 µL
Sample Number 1
Pathlength(s) 0.05, 0.1, 0.2 and 1.0 mm, auto-ranging
Light Source(s) Xenon flash lamp
Detector Type 2048-element linearsilicon CCD array
Wavelength Range 190 – 840 nm
Wavelength Accuracy ±1 nm
Spectral Resolution < 1.8 nm (FWHM at Hg 253.7 nm)
Typical MeasurementReproducibility 0.002
Absorbance Accuracy 3% (at 0.74 Abs at 350 nm)
Absorbance Range Pedestal: 0 – 300 Abs
(10 mm equivalent) Cuvette: 0 – 1.5 Abs
Lower Limit of Detection Pedestal: 2 ng/µL (dsDNA)0.10 mg/mL (BSA)Cuvette: 0.4 ng/µL (dsDNA)

0.01 (BSA)

Maximum Concentration Pedestal: 15,000 ng/µL (dsDNA)
  400 mg/mL (BSA)
Measurement Time < 5 seconds
Footprint 14 x 20 cm
Weight 2000: 2.0 kg 2000c: 2.1 kg
Sample Pedestal 303 stainless steel andquartz fiber
Material of Construction Optional stirring: 150 – 850 rpmHeating: 37 ± 0.5°C
Cuvette Position z-height: 8.5 mm (only 2000c)
Operating Voltage 12 V (DC)
Operating Power Consumption 12 – 18 W
Standby Power Consumption 5 W
Software Compatibility Professional versions ofWindows® XP (32 bit) Service Pack 2or later; Windows® Vista™ (32 bit);

Windows® 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)

Catalogue No. Description
ND-2000 Microvolume Spectrophotometer
ND-2000C Microvolume Spectrophotometer, with cuvet capability
ND2000CLAPTOP Microvolume Spectrophotometer, with cuvet capability, includes Laptop Computer
ND2000LAPTOP Microvolume Spectrophotometer, includes Laptop Computer