Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer

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UV-Vis wavelength selection in 2 µL micro-volume samples, cuvettes and 6- to 384-well plates

Color touchscreen with available WiFi, Bluetooth and flash drive connectivity

Full Gen5™ data analysis onboard or PC for all read modes

Advanced incubator design to 65 °C and new condensation control mode

Advanced shaking profiles including linear, orbital and double orbital

Epoch 2 microplate spectrophotometer combines modern touchscreen technology with excellent performance for UV-Vis measurements in 6- to 384-well microplates, cuvettes and in micro-volume samples with the available Take3 plate. No need to worry about limited on-board software, since Epoch 2 comes with full function Gen5 software, ready to read and analyze data at the touch of the screen! For maximum versatility, Epoch 2 reads from 200 nm to 999 nm in 1 nm increments for single, dual and multi-wavelength measurements in endpoint and kinetic read methods. Spectral scanning and well area scanning add to the system’s wide-ranging applications. For cell-based and other temperature sensitive assays, Epoch 2’s 4-Zone™ incubation extends to 65 °C and offers the unique condensation control to prevent condensation on plate lids. A variety of data output options are available, including WiFi, Bluetooth and a USB flash drive, making Epoch 2 a fully contained microplate spectrophotometer workstation.

  • UV-Vis wavelength selection in 6- to 384-well plates, cuvettes and 2 µL micro-volume samples
  • Large color touchscreen with available WiFi, Bluetooth and flash drive connectivity
  • Full Gen5 Data Analysis Software on-board, or via Gen5 on an external pc
  • Advanced incubator design to 65 °C with condensation control
  • Compatible with BioStack and 3rd party automation

Part #
Gen5 Software*
Cuvette port

*Gen5 software comes pre-installed on Epoch 2 with touchscreen


Wavelength Selection Monochromator
Detection mode Absorbance
Read methods Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning and well area scanning
Microplate types 6- to 384-well microplates
Other Labware Take3™ and Take3 Trio Micro-Volume Plate (optional)
Standard cuvette (with "C" configurations)
BioCell™ (optional)
Temperature control Ambient +4°C to 65°C with condensation control
Shaking Orbital, double orbital and linear
Software On-board touchscreen configurations: Gen5™ TS Data Analysis Software
Non-touchscreen configurations: Gen5™ Data Analysis Software
Automation BioStack™ 2WR, 3WR and 4; 3rd party automation compatible
Light source Xenon flash lamp
Wavelength selection Monochromator, selectable 1 nm or greater increments
Wavelength range 200 - 999 nm
Bandpass 2.9 nm
Dynamic range 0.0 - 4.0 OD
Resolution 0.0001 OD
Monochromator wavelength accuracy +2 nm
Monochromator wavelength repeatability +0.2 nm
OD accuracy 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.010
2.0 to 2.5 OD + 3% + 0.010
(96-well microplates and cuvette measurements)
OD linearity 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.010
2.0 to 2.5 OD + 3% + 0.010
(96-well microplates and cuvette measurements)
OD repeatability 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.005
2.0 to 2.5 OD + 3% + 0.005
(96-well microplates and cuvette measurements)
Stray light 0.03% at 230 nm
Reading speed 96 wells sweep read: 8 seconds
384 wells sweep read: 14 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Connectivity USB for PC connection. USB for database and storage.
Power 100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Dimensions Touchscreen model: 15.5" D x 12.5" W x 13" H (39.3 x 32 x 33 cm)
Non-touchscreen model: 15.5" D x 12.5" W x 8" H (39.3 x 32 x 20.3 cm)
Weight Touchscreen model: 25 lbs (11.3 kg)
Non-touchscreen model: 20 lbs (9.1 kg)
Regulatory CE and TUV marked. In Vitro Diagnostic use models are available.

Specifications are subject to change. Performance values represent the average observed factory test values.


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