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Epoch Micro-Volume Spectrophotometer System

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High - throughput low volume dsDNA quantification

The demands of academic research laboratories for a budget-friendly monochromator-based microplate reader and the ability to measure very low volume samples are answered by BioTek's Epoch Micro -Volume Spectrophotometer System. Combining the Epoch™ Microplate Spectrophotometer and the Take3™ Micro-Volume Plate, the result is a system that’s designed to allow the scientist to run a variety of assays, in a variety of sample vessels and volume ranges.

One System. More Choices. More Assays.

  • Quantify up to sixteen 2 μL volumes of DNA, RNA and proteins
  • Obtain quick 260/280 ratios in 2 μL samples or in a microplate
  • Select individual wavelengths from 200 – 999 nm without purchasing filters
  • Perform rapid qualitative or quantitative analysis in microplates from 6- to 384-wells
  • Save space on the benchtop with its very small footprint
  • Monitor cell growth using the Epoch’s well scanning capability
  • Run spectral scans of 2 μL samples, or samples contained in a microplate, standard cuvette or the patented BioCell quartz Cuvette
  • Measure kinetic rates of reaction
  • Validate the miniaturization of your assay…from a full cuvette to a microplate to a microvolume…on one system
  • Run multiplex assays quickly and easily

All of these challenges and more are addressed with the Epoch Micro-Volume Spectrophotometer a price that doesn’t challenge the budget. The system includes the Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer with Gen5 Software and the Take3 Micro-Volume Plate. Click here to view a short audio presentation to learn more about the Epoch System.

 Take3 Trio Compatible       Take3 Trio Compatible

When you need to get the most value from your instrument budget, it pays to compare. From Low Volume DNA, RNA, and protein quantification to microplate reading, the Epoch System can't be beat for its high performance and accessible price.

Epoch vs. Nanodrop

Epoch System
Epoch Micro-Volume Spectrophotometer System includes:
   Epoch: Microplate Spectrophotometer
   Take3: Micro-Volume Plate

Read method Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning, well area scanning
Microplate types 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96- and 384- well plates.
Take3 and Take3 Trio Micro-Volume Plate compatible.
Wavelength range 200 nm - 999 nm, selectable in 1 nm increments
Bandpass 5 nm
Dynamic range 0 to 4.0 OD
Resolution 0.0001
Monochromator wavelength accuracy ±2 nm
Monochromator wavelength repeatability ±0.2 nm
OD accuracy 0.0 to 2.0 OD: ±1% ±0.010 OD
2.0 to 2.5 OD: ±3% ±0.010 OD
OD linearity 0.0 to 2.0 OD: ±1% ±0.010 OD
2.0 to 2.5 OD: ±3% ±0.010 OD
OD repeatability 0.0 to 2.0 OD: ±1% ±0.005 OD
2.0 to 2.5 OD: ±3% ±0.005 OD
Reading speed 96-well Normal: 49 seconds
96-well Rapid: 38 seconds
96-well Sweep: 15 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions 12”W x 12.5”D x 7.7”H
(30.5 x 31.7 x 19.5 cm)
Weight 14 lbs (6.35 kg)
Regulatory CE and TUV marked. In Vitro Diagnostic use models are available.

Specifications are subject to change.

Standard (Included)

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)

Labware Holders

7200519 PC Shelf accessory has picture

Operators Manual

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

Take3 Micro-Volume Plate

TAKE3 Take3 Micro-Volume Plate accessory has picture


Labware Holders

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


7272051 BioCell 1 cm Quartz Vessel accessory has picture

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

Take3Trio Take3 Trio Micro-Volume Plate accessory has picture

Test Plates & Reagents

7260522E Absorbance Test Plate accessory has picture

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