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Eppendorf’s new BioPhotometer plus adds up to a highly versatile package

18.02.2008
Building on the success of the UV/Vis BioPhotometer, the BioPhotometer plus from Eppendorf AG features a new keypad design, three additional wavelengths and the ability to use microliter cells as well as cuvettes. This compact, low-weight photometer is very easy to operate, producing reliable, reproducible results fast.

The BioPhotometer plus delivers instant access to 32 routine methods, of which nine are freely programmable, including measurement of DNA, RNA and protein concentration, enzyme assays and the incorporation rate of fluorescent dyes.

Designed for use with cuvettes such as the Eppendorf UVette®, optimisation for measurement of small volumes using microliter cells like the Hellma® TrayCell adds considerably to the instrument’s versatility.

Both measurement and results calculation, including factoring in dilutions, are performed automatically at the push of a button for reliable results. Related methods are grouped for easy selection on the redesigned keypad and differently coloured function keys reduce operator errors.

According to Kerstin Vieluf, Eppendorf product manager, ‘The BioPhotometer plus provides all the flexibility needed for a wide range of applications. With three new wavelengths the number of routine methods increases to 32, compared with 12 for the existing BioPhotometer model. Additional methods are the incorporation rate and concentration of fluorescent dyes (Cy 3, Cy5) in nucleic acids or proteins, measurement of enzymatic activities, cell biological assays and direct measurement at single wavelengths.’

The robust metal housing of the BioPhotometer plus makes for safe transport and easy cleaning, while its small footprint and standalone operation without a PC are benefits where bench space is at a premium. The BioPhotometer plus offers an excellent price/performance ratio and very low maintenance requirement. Its xenon flash lamp has an extremely long service life and needs no pre-warming, and there are no moving parts to require adjustment.

Analytica 01. – 04.04.2008 in Munich, hall B1, booth 305/404

Eppendorf is a biotech company which develops, produces and distributes systems for use in life-science research laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes, dispensers and centrifuges as well as consumables such as micro test tubes and pipette tips. In addition, Eppendorf provides instruments and systems for automated devices for liquid handling, a full range of equipment for DNA amplification, cell manipulation and biochips.

Eppendorf products are aimed at academic and commercial research institutes as well as industrial companies in the field of biotechnology or in other sectors using biotech research processes. Our main market is North America followed by West Europe and Asia.

Eppendorf was founded in Hamburg in 1945 and has more than 1,800 employees worldwide. The company has subsidiaries in 17 countries and is represented in all other markets by distributors.

In fiscal 2006, the company’s sales revenues amounted to € 314 million with earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of € 73.1 million.

Press contact:
Eppendorf AG
Bettina Doerler
doerler.b@eppendorf.de
+49 40 538 01-640

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