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Queensland University of Technology Adopts DeNovix DS-11 for New Teaching Labs

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DeNovix Inc., a developer and manufacturer of life science instrumentation and assays for the life sciences announces Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has adopted the DS-11 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer as a key undergraduate teaching tool. 

QUT, based in Brisbane, Australia is globally recognised for excellence in teaching and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. 

“To equip students for the world of advanced research, we see access to cutting-edge instrumentation as vital to providing first-class training,” said Associate Professor Terry Walsh, Head School of Biomedical Sciences at QUT. 

“As part of a large-scale refurbishment of our teaching labs in the Faculty of Health, we identified a UV-Vis spectrophotomer as a fundamentally important instrument for students to access.”

“We were very impressed with the ambition of QUT,” said Fred Kielhorn, CEO of DeNovix. 

“In order to fill their demands for 81 spectrophotometers in their labs, the DS-11+ had to meet the demand for a high-performance, compact, standalone instrument that works in both microvolume and cuvette applications. During evaluation, it was clear that our custom Android™ platform allowed easy access to the data via USB or Wi-Fi and provided a familiar interface for students.

“Our company philosophy of providing tools designed by life scientists, for life scientists means that an intuitive user interface and easy access to data were key features in the design of the DS-11. Seeing QUT integrate this into an undergraduate teaching program tells us we got this right,” Kielhorn continued. 

The DS-11 rapidly quantifies 0.5 – 1.5 uL samples of nucleic acids and proteins. The stand-alone unit includes an Android™ based operating system that does not require a PC.  The system features a glove compatible, high-resolution, 7” touch screen.  Measurements are made using intuitive EasyApps® designed for the most common life science applications. The DS-11 is a full spectrum (190-840nm) UV-Vis spectrophotometer and measures the broadest concentration range of any microvolume spectrophotometer. The DS-11 Series is also available as a combined Spectrophotometer / Fluorometer.