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 methods||Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning|
|Microplate types||96- and 384-well plates|
|Temperature control||4-Zone™ incubation to 50 °C
+ 0.2 °C at 37 °C
|Software||Gen5™ Data Analysis Software
Gen5 Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance (option)
|Automation||BioStack and 3rd party automation compatible|
|Light source||Xenon flash|
|Wavelength range||200 to 999 nm, in 1 nm increments|
|Monochromator bandwidth||5 nm|
|Dynamic range||0 - 4.0 OD|
|Monochromator wavelength accuracy||+2 nm|
|Monochromator wavelength repeatability||+0.2 nm|
|OD accuracy||1% + 0.01 OD|
|OD repeatability||0.5% + 0.005 OD|
|Stray light||0.03% at 230 nm|
|Reading speed (kinetic)||96 wells: 5 seconds
384 wells: 11 seconds
|Power||100-240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz.|
|Dimensions||8.5"W x 16"D x 8.5"H
(21.6 x 40.6 x 21.6 cm)
|Weight||24 lbs (11 kg)|
|Regulatory||CE and TUV marked. ROHS compliant. In Vitro Diagnostic use models are available.|
Specifications are subject to change. Performance values represent the average observed factory test values.
Note: Some instruments come with a specific edition of Gen5, please check the microplate reader specifications.
|75053||Serial Cable, Null Modem (9-pin female to 25-pin female)|
|MANUAL||Operator's manuals can be obtained via the Customer Resource Center|
Adapters and Labware Holders
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|
|Gen5||Gen5 Data Analysis Software|
|GENRC||Gen5 Reader Control (RC)|
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|
|7260551||340 nm Absorbance Test Plate|
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