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SPECTROstar Nano 

The SPECTROstar Nano is equipped with BMG LABTECH’s ultra-fast UV/vis spectrometer, which allows users to measure full-spectrum absorbance (220 – 1000 nm) in less than 1 second per well. It is the ideal instrument to read all absorbance assays in a microplate or cuvette – with many common assay protocols predefined and available at the click of the mouse.

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Technical Specifications

Detection Modes UV/vis absorbance spectra
Measurement Modes Endpoint and kinetic
Spectral scanning (absorbance)
Well scanning
Microplate Formats 6 to 1536-well plates, user-definable
LVis Plate with 16 low-volume microspots (2 μL)
Microplate Carrier Robot compatible
Light Sources High energy xenon flash lamp
Detectors CCD Spectrometer
Wavelength Selection UV/vis absorbance spectrometer
Full spectra or 8 distinct wavelengths in < 1 sec/well
Spectral Range 220 - 1000 nm; wavelength precision: ≤ 0.5 nm
Sensitivity Selectable spectral resolution: 1, 2, 5, and 10 nm
OD range: 0 to 4 OD; photometric resolution: 0.001 OD
Accuracy: < 1% at 2 OD
Precision: < 0.5% at 1 OD and < 0.8% at 2 OD
Linearity: ≤ 0.8% at 2.0 OD
Read Times Full spectrum from 220 to 1000 nm in less than 1 sec/well
Shaking Linear, orbital, and double-orbital with user-definable time and speed
Incubation +3 °C above ambient up to 45 °C
The upper heating plate of the incubation chamber operates at 0.5 °C more than the lower plate. This prevents condensation build-up on the lid or sealer
Software Multi-user Reader Control and MARS Data Analysis Software included
FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant
Dimensions Width: 36 cm, depth: 50 cm, height: 16 cm; weight: 10 kg

Key Features

  • High-speed absorbance measurements 
  • Measurements in up to 1536-well plates 
  • Integrated cuvette port 
  • LVis Plate compatibility 
  • Incubation up to 45 °C 
  • Multiple shaking options 
  • Well scanning with up to 900 data points per well 
  • Easily integrated into automated systems 

SPECTROstar Nano Absorbance Reader

BMG LABTECH’s absorbance microplate reader SPECTROstar Nano has the flexibility to perform assays quickly and easily in both microplates. This spectrometer-based absorbance microplate reader captures a full UV/visible spectrum in less than 1 sec per well. Its speed make the SPECTROstar Nano the leading microplate reader for absorbance measurements.

  • Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Education & Academics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical

Our history begins in 1990, as the physicist Dr. Bela Gurath founded BMG LABTECH in Offenburg, Germany. The first three years were affected by defining the strategic orientation of the company. In this year’s, further shareholders joined, among others Dr. Thomas Räbiger who is leading the company today. The team quickly realised that they should develop their own products and set the sights on becoming “the microplate reader company” on the market.

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