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VWR/Avantor instruments

VWR has been a trusted instrumentation partner known for its value-for-money instruments for many years. In 2017, VWR was acquired by Avantor, a vertically integrated global supplier to life sciences and advanced technologies.

VWR/Avantor within spectrophotometry

Avantor is a leading manufacturer of solutions to customers within the fields of biopharma, healthcare, education, and advanced materials. In 2017, Avantor acquired VWR, a global supplier of ultra-high-purity materials and customized solutions for life sciences and advanced technology markets. The acquisition of VWR strengthened Avantor’s abilities and added a new dimension to Avantor’s scope of solutions, due to VWR’s expansive channel access and deep customer relationships.

VWR makes spectrophotometers for environmental, chemical- and biochemical analysis in the laboratory as well as outdoors. The VWR UV-1600 PC and VWR UV-3100 PC are both easy to use UV-Vis spectrophotometers with robust and compact design, high sensitivity, and powerful function. The economical VWR UV-1600 PC and the more powerful VWR UV-3100 PC are both ideal for DNA-, RNA- and protein analyzes. Furthermore, these instruments are compatible with a variety of accessories that will help the user with personalizing the instrument.


The VWR UV-1600PC is a reliable, robust and easy to use spectrophotometer that features high sensitivity, wide wavelength range, powerful function, simple structure and pretty figure. The large LCD display (128×64 pixels), high precise A/D and easy to store RAM make the instrument unique. In addition, the VWR UV-1600PC is compatible with a variety of optional accessories. The instrument can read up to eight cells automatically, when the single cell holder is replaced by the eight-cell changer.

The VWR UV-1600PC is widely used in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals and education. It is is one of the most important instruments for the routine daily quality control requirements, in-process control and teaching laboratories.

Read more about the VWR UV-1600PC here.



This spectrophotometer is NanoCuvette™ compatible.

The VWR UV-3100PC is a reliable and easy-to-use spectrophotometer with wide wavelength range, high sensitivity and powerful function. The VWR UV-3100PC comes with a variety of accessories that will help the user with personalizing the instrument. The VWR UV-3100PC is compatible with optional accessories such as an automatic eight-cell changer and a peltier thermostatted single cell holder. 

In addition, the large LCD display (320 x 240 pixels), High Precise A/D and easy to store RAM make the instrument completely unique. The application software offers all the necessary methods, which makes the VWR UV-3100PC ideal for advanced measurements within several fields, including chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutics, medicine and education.

Read more about the VWR UV-3100PC here.