Monday, April 2, 2012

FAQ: Is it true that the POLARstar Omega can capture the whole absorbance spectrum with one reading of the plate?

Yes. In Fact, BMG LABTECH absorbance spectrometer-based instruments (including the PHERAstar FS, Omega Series and SPECTROstar Nano) are the only microplate readers that capture the whole absorbance spectrum with one reading of the plate. This means for assays that require multiple wavelengths such as 260/280 nm measurements, as well as reference wavelengths 230, 330 and 600 nm, the plate only has to be ready once. Reading the plate once instead of FIVE times doesn’t just make the measurement faster, it can significantly improve data quality by reducing evaporation-induced errors in microliter volumes.  Reducing the measurement time also reduces the impact of pH changes in non-buffered solutions.

For more information on the UV/Vis Spectrometer technology used in these instruments, visit: http://www.bmglabtech.com/technology/spectrometer.cfm

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