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Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer


Filter-free UV-Vis wavelength selection from 200 – 999 nm

Epoch 2
The monochromator-based optics in Epoch 2 allows selection of wavelengths in 1 nm increments – no need to purchase filters! The broad wavelength range enables applications from nucleic acid and protein quantification in the low UV to microbial growth assays, and more.


End point, kinetic and spectral scanning

The onboard software in Epoch 2 enables several read modes including single and dual wavelength end point and kinetic measurements. Spectral scanning provides a convenient, quick spectrum of all defined samples. Under Gen5 software control, well area scanning is also available, along with powerful data analysis.
Touch screen


Compatible with 6- to 384-well plates and cuvettes for assay versatility

   Full Gen5™ data analysis onboard or PC for all read modes
The optional cuvette port enables quick and easy 1 cm sample measurements, making Epoch 2 a versatile choice for assay workflows in a variety of labware.

4-Zone™ incubation to 65 °C and Condensation Control™

Some important applications like biofuels research and food & beverage safety and quality call for higher incubation temperatures than typically expected. Epoch 2 can meet these assay requirements. Kinetic assays are optimized with Condensation Control to prevent interference caused by condensation on plate lids.
Advanced incubator design

Micro-volume (2 µL) measurements with the Take3 Plate

100 mW Alpha Laser
The Take3 Micro-Volume plates expand Epoch 2’s capabilities to measure 2 µL samples for direct DNA, RNA and protein quantification. Get rapid results for up to 48 samples at a time without additional instrumentation.

Available touchscreen interface and onboard software

Access several common end point, kinetic or micro-volume assays through the convenient touchscreen. Displayed data can be output to a printer or USB flash drive for added flexibility. Epoch 2 comes with Gen5 software for additional powerful data analysis.