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Shimadzu BioSpec-nano

The Shimadzu BioSpec-nano is a low-maintenance micro-volume spectrophotometer that has been designed for molecular research and life science laboratories.

Shimadzu BioSpec-nano Spectrophotometer

The Shimadzu BioSpec-nano is a low-maintenance micro-volume spectrophotometer that has been designed for molecular research and life science laboratories. Shimadzu BioSpec-nano has up to 10 times better detection limits compared to the competition, making the instrument ideal for quantitation of DNA, RNA, protein analysis, and photometric measurements. The quantitation can be carried out rapidly and simply with very small sample volumes, ranging from 1 µL.
  • Easy drop-and-start measurement

    The automatic sample mounting of the Shimadzu BioSpec-nano eliminates the need for arm raising and lowering. The user just has to drop the sample onto the target and click the button. From here, the instrument will do everything else .

  • Excellent reproducibility and measurement accuracy

    Shimadzu BioSpec-nano is ideal for quantitation of DNA- and RNA samples. The Shimadzu BioSpec-nano spectrophotometer enables the users to obtain high reproducibility even when low concentration samples are measured.

  • Easy-to-use software

    The operation modes available for the users include full-spectrum data, quick analysis, single wavelength and multiple wavelength data measurement, and calibration curve builder. The built-in modes aid quantification of simple nucleic acids (RNA, ssDNA, dsDNA, and OligoDNA), labeled nucleic acids and proteins in seconds with minimal effort.

Shimadzu BioSpec-nano with easy drop-and-start measurement

The automatic sample mounting of the Shimadzu BioSpec-nano eliminates the need for arm raising and lowering. The user just has to drop the sample onto the target and click the button. From here, the instrument will do everything else – sample mounting, measurement and wiping. The automatic wiping feature of the Shimadzu BioSpec-nano makes wiping of the measurement sample unnecessary, meaning that the users does not have to wipe the liquid-contact parts with a cloth anymore. The automatic wiping feature enables the user to perform measurement of one sample after another, making the sampling process much easier for the users.

Shimadzu BioSpec-nano with excellent reproducibility and measurement accuracy

Basic operations can be performed by using the function keys on the instrument. When the measurements are done, the results can be converted to CSB or PDF files. The operation modes available for the users include full-spectrum data, quick analysis, single wavelength and multiple wavelength data measurement, and calibration curve builder. The built-in modes aid quantification of simple nucleic acids (RNA, ssDNA, dsDNA, and OligoDNA), labeled nucleic acids and proteins in seconds with minimal effort.

Shimadzu BioSpec-nano with easy-to-use software

The Shimadzu UV-1280 comes with an easy data storage option. This option enables the users to save data from the Shimadzu UV-1280 directly to a USB flash drive. The users can then display the obtained data using commercially available spreadsheet software.

Shimadzu BioSpec-nano compared to other instruments

The Shimadzu BioSpec-nano beats its competitors on several parameters. Shimadzu BioSpec-nano features better wavelength accuracy (1 nm) than both Jenway 7415 Nano (2 nm) and Jenway Genova Nano (2 nm).

  • Shimadzu BioSpec-nano versus Jenway 7415 Nano

    The Shimadzu BioSpec-nano is more accurate than Jenway 7415 Nano.

  • Shimadzu BioSpec-nano versus Jenway Genova Nano

    The Shimadzu BioSpec-nano is more accurate than Jenway Genova Nano.

Shimadzu within Spectrophotometry

“Contributing to Society through Science and Technology” defines the corporate philosophy of Shimadzu. Founded in Kyoto 1875, Shimadzu has been supplying products to customers for over 145 years. Today, Shimadzu is a global manufacturer and leader in the development of advanced technologies and has been developing UV-Vis spectrophotometers for more than 60 years.
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  • Shimadzu UV-3600

    Shimadzu UV-3600 is a high sensitivity, high resolution, and ultra-low stray-light spectrophotometer that features the latest technology, and lead the way to new solutions.

  • Shimadzu BioSpec-nano

    The Shimadzu BioSpec-nano is a low-maintenance micro-volume spectrophotometer that has been designed for molecular research and life science laboratories.