Thermo Fisher Scientific New Personal NanoDrop UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Featured at Analytica 2012
NanoDrop Lite is First Local-Control Instrument from Popular NanoDrop Product Line
If our customers could have a NanoDrop on every bench, they would


Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:30 am EDT

MUNICH – Analytica 2012 – (April 17, 2012) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is featuring the new Thermo Scientific NanoDrop Lite at Analytica 2012. The compact, personal UV-Vis microvolume spectrophotometer, which complements full-featured NanoDrop™ 2000/2000c and NanoDrop 8000 instruments, is small enough to fit in a drawer, but powerful enough to help accelerate life science workflows related to sequencing, PCR/qPCR, protein isolation, antibody production, HLA typing and other applications. The company is featuring the new NanoDrop Lite within Thermo Scientific booth 101/202 (Hall B1) during Analytica 2012, being held April 17– 20, in Munich. 

While NanoDrop Lite is designed with fewer features than the 2000 or 8000 series, it delivers where it counts: rapid, accurate and reproducible microvolume measurements without the need for dilutions. It uses the same sample retention technology that has become a hallmark of NanoDrop instruments, and surfaces can simply be wiped clean between samples. Features include local control and an optional docking printer (sold separately) that prints freezer-compatible adhesive labels, offering even more convenience in the laboratory.

Customers familiar with the accuracy and reproducibility of NanoDrop spectrophotometers will appreciate how the new Lite version fits into a typical laboratory workflow. Researchers can obtain full spectral data on a NanoDrop 2000 or 8000, but perform more routine measurements on a NanoDrop Lite, reducing laboratory bottlenecks and increasing productivity. 

“If our customers could have a NanoDrop on every bench, they would,” said Reinhold Mischau with PEQLAB Biotechnologie GmbH.  “NanoDrop Lite is the next best thing, however. Sharing or borrowing an instrument, especially when all you need is a quick measurement, is frustrating. Those days are over.”

The NanoDrop Lite can measure nucleic acid and protein concentration in sample sizes between 1.0 and 2.0 µL and can measure 260/280 ratios for nucleic acids. For more information about features/specifications, please see:  

To exchange ideas or experiences with other NanoDrop users: visit NanoDrop on Facebook. To watch how others recently reacted to the new NanoDrop Lite, click here.

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