PowerWave HT Microplate Spectrophotometer

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PowerWave HT Microplate Spectrophotometer


With super-fast plate reading speeds and a broad UV-Vis wavelength range, BioTek’s PowerWave HT Microplate Spectrophotometer is ideal for myriad applications, from direct quantification of nucleic acids to full-scale high throughput operations that demand speed, accuracy and reliability. 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.



PowerWave HT: 200-999 nm, 96- and 384-well plate reading with programmable shaking and temperature control from ambient +4°C to 50°C.


Detection modes Absorbance
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
Shaking Linear
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
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 0.001 OD
Pathlength correction yes
Monochromator wavelength accuracy +2 nm
Monochromator wavelength repeatability +0.2 nm
OD accuracy 1% + 0.01 OD
OD linearity +1%
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
Physical Characteristics
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.