nanodrop 8000

NanoDrop™ 8000 Spectrophotometer

Thermo Scientific™ NanoDrop 8000 is a muti-sample micro-volume UV-Vis spectrophotometer. With the NanoDrop 8000, you can measure more samples in less time with the same reliability and patented sample retention technology of the NanoDrop 2000.

  • The NanoDrop 8000 allows scientists to quickly and easily quantify and assess purity of samples such as proteins and nucleic acids.
  • Using an 8-channel pipetter to dispense samples onto an array of pedestals, analyze 96 samples in less than six minutes.
  • Designed for micro-volume (1μL) samples
  • No dilutions required, even for high concentration samples
  • Direct, easy measurements from tubes or 96-well plates
  • Can measure multiple samples in one measurement cycle, up to eight samples at one time
  • Single sample mode
  • Preconfigured methods for common applications such as Nucleic Acid, Protein A280, Microarray, Protein and Labels, Pierce 660, Bradford, BCA, Lowry and more
  • User-friendly software for creating custom methods and options to design reports and export data
  • Patented sample retention system eliminates the need for cuvets
  • Full spectrum (220 to 750nm)
  • Calculates sample purity ratios (260/280)
Instrument Type Spectrophotometer
Instrument Control Computer software
Minimum Sample Size 1 µL
Sample Number up to 8
Pathlength(s) 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 220 – 750 nm
Wavelength Accuracy ±1 nm
Spectral Resolution < 3 nm (FWHM at Hg 546.1 nm)
Typical MeasurementReproducibility 0.003*
Absorbance Accuracy 3% (at 0.74 Abs at 350 nm)
Absorbance Range(10 mm equivalent) 0 – 75 Abs
Lower Limit of Detection
Maximum Concentration 2.5 ng/µL (dsDNA)0.15 mg/mL (BSA)3,700 ng/µL (dsDNA)

100 mg/mL (BSA)

Measurement Time < 20 seconds
Footprint 24 x 32 cm
Weight 3.4 kg
Sample Pedestal 303 stainless steel and
Material of Construction quartz fiber
Cuvette Position N/A
Operating Voltage 12 V (DC)
Operating Power Consumption 30 W
Standby Power Consumption 6 W
Software Compatibility Professional versions ofWindows® XP (32 bit) Service Pack 2or later; Windows® Vista™ (32 bit);

Windows® 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)

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