Thermo Fisher Scientific Releases new Software Update for NanoDrop 8000 Spectrophotometer
Product News Nov 25, 2008
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced the release of a new software version for the NanoDrop™ 8000 Spectrophotometer.
The fully-featured software is available for download free-of-charge at www.nanodrop.com. The Thermo Scientific NanoDrop 8000 instrument is designed to perform full spectrum UV/Vis analysis of up to eight 1µl samples in less than 20 seconds.
According to Thermo Fisher, the user-friendly software adds flexibility to the system, allowing users to customize methods according to their specific application needs. Thermo Fisher is marking the release of this software by offering customers in North America either a free system laptop or a free one-year extended warranty with the purchase of a NanoDrop 8000.
The version 2.0 release incorporates user-requested features and upgrades including:
• User configurable software that allows scientists to create and save unique methods for routine use.
• Easy importing of lists of pre-defined sample names, saving time and reducing potential transcription errors associated with manual entry.
• Units selector tool that permits scientists to select preferred concentration units for samples, particularly useful for downstream data manipulations.
• Oligo calculator feature.
Jason Chester, analytical development research specialist, Diosynth Biotechnology shares his enthusiasm for the NanoDrop 8000, “This updated software allows us to create new methods and customize our work with the NanoDrop 8000, which is extremely important to our research.”
The updated software increases instrument flexibility by allowing users to design and save personalized methods of analysis. Sample information can be imported into the system, eliminating the need for manual data entry. These features, combined with the NanoDrop 8000 measurement cycle of up to 96 measurements in six minutes increase throughput. In addition, the instrument’s Sample Position Illuminator feature makes it simple to track samples to be measured.
The NanoDrop 8000 provides absorbance spectra and calculated concentrations for common biological samples. Its sample retention technology eliminates the need for cuvettes and dilutions and makes for easy clean-up as test samples are simply wiped away using a lab wipe.