Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer

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Cost-effective monochromator-based absorbance

Epoch™ has a monochromator-base UV-Vis wavelength selection, offering expanded options for the life science laboratory without using interference filters, building in inherent cost savings. With its 200 nm to 999 nm wavelength range and 6- to 384- microplate reading capability, controlled with the Gen5 Data Analysis software interface, Epoch fills a void in today’s laboratory through smart design and superior features. This robust, low maintenance microplate spectrophotometer ensures even greater value over time. BioStack and 3rd party automation capability is available with the optional Epoch R model.

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This product is available on GSA contract. Contact BioTek Customer Care with questions or submit a Quote Request Form to receive pricing and information on specific models (please note GSA Contract in the Comments field).


Take3 Trio Compatible

Epoch and Take3


  • 200 nm to 999 nm in 1 nm increments
  • 6- to 384- well plate reading capability
  • Gen5™ Microplate Data Analysis Software included
  • Automated pathlength correction for direct quantification
  • Integrated detector & electronics for low-noise measurements
  • Robust housing design for longevity even under heavy usage
  • Take3™ Micro-Volume Plate compatibility for low volume nucleic acid quantification, BioCell or cuvette measurements
  • Wavelength scanning, end point, kinetic and well area scanning

Microplate Spectrophotomete

EpochR - Microplate Spectrophotometer, BioStack and 3rd party compatible.

Wavelength Selection Monochromator
Detection mode Absorbance
Read methods End point, kinetic, spectral scan, well area scan
Microplate types 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96- and 384- well plates
Other Labware Take3 and Take3 Trio Micro-Volume Plate
BioCell™ (optional)
Software Gen5 Data Analysis Software
Automation BioStack and 3rd party automation (Epoch R configuration)
Light source Xenon flash lamp
Wavelength selection Monochromator, selectable 1 nm or greater increments
Wavelength range 200 nm - 999 nm
Bandpass 5 nm
Dynamic range 0 to 4.0 OD
Resolution 0.0001 OD
Monochromator wavelength accuracy +2 nm
Monochromator wavelength repeatability +0.2 nm
OD accuracy 0 to 2 OD: +1% +0.010 OD
2 to 2.5 OD: +3% +0.010 OD
OD linearity 0 to 2 OD: +% +0.010 OD
2 to 2.5 OD: +3% +0.010 OD
OD repeatability 0 to 2 OD: +1% +0.005 OD
2 to 2.5 OD: +3% +0.005 OD
Reading speed 96 wells: 15 seconds
384 wells: 31 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Connectivity USB for PC connection
Power 100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz
External supply
Consumption <40W
Dimensions 12” W x 12.5” D x 7.7” H
(30.5 cm x 31.8 cm x 19.6 cm)
Weight <15 lbs (6.8 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.


Gen5 Data Analysis Software

Gen5 Data Analysis Software

BioTek’s new Gen5™ software offers a logical interface designed to easily flow from reading parameters, to plate layout, to powerful data reduction, and finally to flexible data output options. The results of this intuitive design, including the exclusive StepWise™ protocol and data reduction tools and the power of Gen5's data reduction, will be evident in increased laboratory efficiency.

Standard (Included)

Operators Manual

MANUAL Operator's manuals can be obtained via the Customer Resource Center


BioStack Integration Kits

7310043 BioStack Integration Kit for Epoch R

Labware Holders

7200519 PC Shelf accessory has picture
7302030 Cuvette Adapter accessory has picture
7330531 Holder for 60-/72-/96-well Terasaki Plates accessory has picture


7210515 3-Instrument Rack – for third party robotic system integration accessory has picture
7270512 BioCell Adapter Plate Assembly accessory has picture
7272051 BioCell 1 cm Quartz Vessel accessory has picture

Product Qualification Packages

7200515 Epoch Qualification Package

Software Options

GEN5SECURE Gen5 Secure accessory has picture
GEN5IVD Gen5 IVD accessory has picture
GENRC Gen5 Reader Control (RC) accessory has picture

Take3 Micro-Volume Plate

TAKE3 Take3 Micro-Volume Plate accessory has picture
Take3TRIO Take3 Trio Micro-Volume Plate accessory has picture

Test Plates & Reagents

7260522E Absorbance Test Plate accessory has picture

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