Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer

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Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer


Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer offers excellent performance for UV-Vis measurements in microplates, cuvettes and in micro-volume samples with the available Take3 plate. Full function Gen5 Software is onboard, ready to read and analyze data at the touch of the screen! Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning and well area scanning modes, plus incubation and shaking keep your application options open! Epoch 2 is a fully contained microplate spectrophotometer workstation with available WiFi, Bluetooth and USB flash drive.



UV-Vis wavelength selection in 2 µL micro-volume samples, cuvettes and 6- to 384-well plates

Epoch 2
With a wavelength range of 200 nm to 999 nm, there aren’t many absorbance protocols that Epoch 2 can’t handle.


Color touchscreen with available WiFi, Bluetooth and flash drive connectivity

Touch screen
Epoch 2 has a built-in 10” touchscreen computer with functionality you’d expect, making it a complete workstation without requiring an external pc.


Full Gen5™ data analysis onboard or PC for all read modes

   Full Gen5™ data analysis onboard or PC for all read modes
There’s no comprise in software functionality with Epoch 2 – BioTek’s complete Gen5 software is conveniently available onboard, with unlimited functionality.

Advanced incubator design to 65 °C and new Condensation Control™

Advanced incubator design
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 shaking profiles including linear, orbital and double orbital

100 mW Alpha Laser
With three shaking profiles, including programmable frequency and duration, Epoch 2 can manage assays that require very gentle shaking, like some cell-based protocols or intense, vigorous shaking such as yeast or bacterial growth assays


The ODEasy app for Epoch 2 has a simple, touchscreen-friendly interface for quick absorbance measurements. Data is displayed, ready for printing or exporting


Part #
Gen5 Software*
Cuvette port

*Gen5 software comes pre-installed on Epoch 2 with touchscreen


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 4-Zone™ incubation to 65 °C with Condensation Control
+ 0.2 °C at 37 °C
Shaking Linear, orbital, double orbital
Software Gen5™ Data Analysis Software
Gen5 Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance (option)
Automation BioStack and 3rd party automation compatible
BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator compatible
Light source Xenon flash
Detector photodiode
Wavelength selection monochromator
Wavelength range 200 - 999 nm, selectable in 1 nm increments
Monochromator bandwidth 2.9 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 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.010
2.0 to 2.5 OD + 3% + 0.010
OD linearity 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.010
2.0 to 2.5 OD + 3% + 0.010
OD repeatability 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.005
2.0 to 2.5 OD + 3% + 0.005
Stray light 0.03% at 230 nm
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells sweep read: 8 seconds
384 wells sweep read: 14 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Power 100 - 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz
Dimensions With touchscreen: 15.5" D x 12.5" W x 13" H (39.3 x 32 x 33 cm)
Without touchscreen: 15.5" D x 12.5" W x 8" H (39.3 x 32 x 20.3 cm)
Weight With touchscreen: 25 lbs (11.3 kg)
Without touchscreen: 20 lbs (9.1 kg)
Regulatory CE and TUV marked, RoHS compliant. Models for In Vitro Diagnostic use are available.