Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer

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Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer

Overview:

With its monochromator-based optics, Epoch™ Microplate Spectrophotometer offers a filter-free, wide wavelength range for UV-Vis absorbance measurements in a variety of microplate formats, and in 2 µL samples when the available Take3 plate is used. Epoch is controlled with the Gen5 Software interface, with simple programming and powerful data analysis. This robust, low maintenance microplate spectrophotometer is the most cost-effective system available, ensuring even greater value over time.
 

Features:

Cost-effective monochromator-based absorbance

 
Epoch
Epoch is a fantastic value, offering filter-free absorbance with high quality optics and robust hardware. It reads microplates in 6- to 384-well format, quickly, efficiently and with great performance.

 

200 to 999 nm for UV-Vis applications

Mono system
Nucleic acid and protein quantification in microplates is fast and easy, with Epoch’s monochromator wavelength selection and Gen5 software’s automated pathlength correction. Qualitative and quantitative colorimetric assays are supported, and pre-programmed protocols in Gen5 make it super simple, from plate read to results output.

 

Micro-volume detection with the Take3 plate

Take3
The Take3 Micro-volume plates expand Epoch’s capabilities to very small, 2 µL sample volumes for direct DNA, RNA and protein quantification. Get rapid results for up to 48 samples at a time, without investing in additional instrumentation.

Wavelength scanning, endpoint, and kinetics

 
Epoch is affordable, but far from basic! Perform spectral scanning, endpoint and kinetic assays in this simple to operate, simple to program microplate reader spectrophotometer and Gen5 software.

Walkaway processing: available BioStack compatible configurations


Models:

Epoch
Microplate Spectrophotomete

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


Specifications:

General
Detection modes Absorbance
Read methods Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning, well area scanning
Microplate types 6- to 384-well plates
Other labware supported Take 3 Micro-Volume Plates
Temperature control not available
Shaking not available
Software Gen5™ Data Analysis Software
Gen5 Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance (option)
Automation BioStack™ and 3rd party automation compatible ('R' configuration)
Absorbance
Light source Xenon flash
Detector photodiode
Wavelength selection monochromator
Wavelength range 200 to 999 nm, in 1 nm increments
Monochromator bandwidth 5 nm
Dynamic range 0 - 4.0 OD
Resolution 0.0001 OD
Pathlength correction yes
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 (kinetic) 96 wells: 15 seconds
384 wells: 31 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Power 100 - 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz.
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
Regulatory CE and TUV marked. ROHS compliant. In Vitro Diagnostic use models are available.