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Biowave 3+ Colour Touch Life Science Spectrophotometers

Biowave 3+ Colour Touch Life Science Spectrophotometers


Wavelength Range: 190 to 1100 nm

Fast and easy to use wavelength scanning, kinetics, single or multiple wavelength reading, standard curve and absorbance ratio capability

Pre-loaded Life Science Methods:

  • Nucleic Acid quantification
  • Protein applications (Bradford, Lowry, Biuret, BSA)
  • Nucleic Acid and Protein fluorescent dyes
  • OD 600 Microbial growth
  • Tm calculation

Lightweight and stackable for easy storage

2 year warranty

The Biowave 3+ Colour Touch offers all the benefits and capabilities of a research grade Life Science spectrophotometer with the robust design, ease of use and reasonable cost that also makes it perfect for students.

Built in Life Science methods
Pre-programmed methodologies for nucleic acid quantification (DNA, RNA and oligonucleotides), protein assays (BCA, Biuret, Bradford and Lowry) and for cell culture density (OD600) measurements. The visualisation of the nucleic acid scan is particularly useful, especially for RNA samples where impurities may be present in the 230 nm region,. yet not have an adverse effect on the A260/A280 ratio. The system is compatible with low volume UV cuvettes. For those samples that need the most precise results, the Biowave 3+ CT also comes loaded with a menu of commonly available fluorescent dyes to specifically target nucleic acids and proteins.

In kinetics mode, the basic plot of absorbance against time may be supplemented with the result for A/min, plus the correlation coefficient is also calculated for the duration of the assay. This slope may be multiplied automatically by a factor to convert it directly to rate of reaction.

Flexible Data Viewing and Export Options
The 5 inch colour touch screen allows users to distinguish multiple samples by colour on graph overlays and the zoom and track functions gives the ability to focus on areas of interest.

Results may be downloaded to a USB flash drive or printed to an optional integrated graphical printer for a permanent record. Alternatively results can be exported via a cable connection to a suitable PC running Print Via Computer (PVC) software or wireless Bluetooth® accessory (optional).

Ordering Information

Part Number Description
80-3007-57 WPA Biowave 3+ CT
80-3007-58 WPA Biowave 3+ CT with Printer
80-3007-59 WPA Biowave 3+ CT with Bluetooth
80-3007-60 WPA Biowave 3+ CT with Printer and Bluetooth
Download Biowave 3+ Color Touch User Manual

Technical Specifications

Specification Data
Range 190 to 1100 nm
Monochromator Flat grating
Calibration Automatic upon switch on
Beam Height 15 mm
Spectral Bandwidth3 nm
Accuracy ±2 nm
Reproducibility ±1 nm
Light SourceXenon flash lamp
Detector Twin CMOS array
Photometric Range -0.300 to 2.500 A, 0.3 to 199 %T
Photometric Linearity ±1.3 % or ±0.008 A whichever is greater at 546 nm
Photometric Reproducibility ±0.002 A to 0.5 A at 546 nm
Stray Light <0.5 %T 340 nm
Stability ±0.01 A/h at 340 nm
Noise ±0.005 peak to peak ±0.002 RMS
Dimensions 260 × 390 × 100 mm
Weight 3.00 kg3.00 kg
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