PowerWave HT Microplate Spectrophotometer
High-throughput monochromator-based absorbance
BioTek’s PowerWave HT microplate spectrophotometer is designed for use in a myriad of applications, from direct quantitation of nucleic acids using automated pathlength correction to full-scale high throughput operations that demand speed, accuracy and reliability. With rugged hardware, proven optical performance and a very small footprint, the PowerWave HT is uniquely designed to provide the most application flexibility while saving space both on the benchtop and in automated systems. Gen5 Data Analysis software comes with PowerWave HT, providing unsurpassed power and versatility.
Use PowerWave HT for applications requiring low UV measurements, such as direct DNA quantitation and purity testing, RNA quantitation, as well as basic ELISA’s, enzyme kinetics, colorimetric assays, spectral scanning and many other applications.
US Federal Government customers: 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).
- No Interference Filters Required
Monochromator optical design provides continuous wavelength selection from 200 nm to 999 nm. Measuring wavelengths can be selected in 1 nm increments to meet all assay requirements – it’s like having 800 filters built in! Spectral scanning capability allows quick determination of peak wavelengths in unknown solutions.
- Microplate Types
96 and 384-well plates measured. In addition, the PowerWave HT can also read up to 8 of BioTek’s patented Bio-Cell™ quartz vessels for fixed 1 cm measurements.
- Fast Reading Speed
Using “on the fly” technology, an entire 96-well plate can be read as few as 5 seconds.
- Temperature Control and Microplate Shaking
BioTek’s 4-Zone™ temperature control is a standard feature with the PowerWave HT. BioTek microplate readers use a natural convection system rather than a forced hot air system. This reduces evaporation in the microplate across its broad temperature range of 4° above ambient to 50°C. In the reading chamber, the microplate is completely surrounded by four independently controlled heaters ensuring low variation across the microplate. Users select from four shaking intensities and can define shake time for controlled agitation.
- Robotics Compatible
The PowerWave HT's small footprint makes it ideal for robotic systems. The carrier is designed for easy robot gripper access. PowerWave HT is compatible with BioStack 3 and BioStack.
- Gen5™ Data Analysis Software included with all models.
PowerWave HT: 200-999 nm, 96- and 384-well plate reading with programmable shaking and temperature control from ambient +4°C to 50°C.
|Read method||End point, kinetic, spectral, linear scanning|
|Microplate types||96- & 384-well|
|Temperature control||4°C above ambient to 50°C
+0.5°C at 37°C
|Shaking||User-programmable timing and frequency|
|Software||Gen5 Data Analysis Software|
|Automation||Compatible with BioStack and third party automation|
|Light source||Xenon Flash lamp|
|Wavelength selection||Monochromator, selectable 1 nm or greater increments|
|Wavelength range||200 to 999 nm|
|Dynamic range||0 - 4.0 OD|
|Monochromator wavelength accuracy||+2 nm|
|Monochromator wavelength repeatability||+0.2 nm|
|OD accuracy||1% + 0.01 OD typical|
|OD linearity||+1% typical|
|OD repeatability||0.5% + 0.005 OD typical|
|Stray light||0.03% at 230 nm typical|
|Reading speed||96 well: 5 seconds
384 well: 11 seconds
|Dimensions||16"D x 8.5"W x 8.5"H (40.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm)|
|Weight||24 lbs (11 kg)|
|Regulatory||CE and TUV marked. In Vitro Diagnostic use models are available.|
Specifications are subject to change.
|75053||Serial Cable, Null Modem (9-pin female to 25-pin female)|
|MANUAL||Operator's manuals can be obtained via the Customer Resource Center|
BioStack Integration Kits
|7310048||BioStack Integration Kit for PowerWave HT and PowerWave XS|
|75104||USB to Serial Adapter|
|7210515||3-Instrument Rack – for third party robotic system integration|
|7270512||BioCell Adapter Plate Assembly|
|7272051||BioCell 1 cm Quartz Vessel|
Product Qualification Packages
|7280520||PowerWave Qualification Package|
|7300514||PowerWave XS2 Qualification Package|
Test Plates & Reagents
|7120779||BioTek QC Check Solution #1 - Yellow (25 mL)|
|7120782||BioTek QC Check Solution #1 - Yellow (125 mL)|
|7260522E||Absorbance Test Plate|
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