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The Photopette® Cell System enables ultra-fast photometric measurements for 600 nm, 570 nm and 340 nm wavelengths without the need for sample transfer into a cuvette. It is intendend for cell biology applications. Seamless integration with smart devices makes measurements, data acquisition and data sharing available at your fingertip.

What is Photopette®?

Photopette® is a handheld portable device using Tip Biosystems’s disposable CuveTip™ for photometric analysis, thereby offering independence from laboratory environments.

Photopette® is the first personal photometer of its kind. It offers wireless connectivity to iOS/Android tablets and smart phones, enabling a new convenient workflow without sample transfer steps. This next generation device allows photometric measurement of liquid samples, data analysis and interpretation including real-time wireless sharing of data.

Photopette® supports wavelengths from UV to NIR, offering straightforward solutions for your individual applications. Furthermore, Photopette® is priced at a fraction of conventional UV-Vis Spectrophotometers while still providing the capabilities needed for existing photometric applications.

There will be no cross contamination or Sample Transfer Steps. Photopette® can be easily used within Bio Safety cabinets and requires only a small sample volume. It also comes with features like Geo-Tagging, Time Stamp & Visual Capabilities.

Technical Specifications

Instrument Type Fixed wavelengths handheld photometer with ambient light compensation
Wavelength Accuracy ± 2 nm
Photometric range 0.00 A ~ 3.00 A
Lifetime (light-source) > 500,000 measurements per wavelength
Operating and handling - Easy sterilization with ethanol wipes
- Water and dust resistant housing
- Resistant to mild acids and solvents
Supported languages (App) English, German, Simplified Chinese and Japanese

Key Features

  • NAD/NADH based enzymatic assays such as lactate, pyruvate, glucose and alcohol
  • Cell-viability assay using resazurin dye (*alamarBlue)
  • Turbidity
  • Cell density (mammalain, bacterial or yeast)
  • Protein concentration measurement using Bradford assay
  • Precise pH measurement with malachite green dye

* "alamarBlue" - Trek Diagnostics Systems inc

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Tip Biosystems Pte Ltd

Tip Biosystems has developed The Photopette®, next generation personal handheld UV-VIS Spectrophotometric device. The company was founded in 2014 and headquartered in Singapore to commercialize the Photopette capabilities - German Engineered handheld portable revolutionary device. We have developed expertise in new product development, engineering including research and development in the fields of Spectrophotometry.

The team comprises an International mix of engineers and application developers from Germany and Asia. The company’s vision is to create portability and connectivity integrating science of Spectrophotometry with mobile technology platforms such as iOS and Android.

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