BMG to give away absorbance microplate reader
Spectrostar Nano reader
BMG Labtech is offering customers the opportunity to win one of five free Spectrostar Nano absorbance microplate readers.
Each Spectrostar Nano reader includes an ultra-fast spectrometer to instantaneously capture a full UV/Vis spectrum in microplates, cuvettes and low-volume samples.
Fast, full-spectrum measurements will redefine the most common absorbance assays such as Elisas, DNA, RNA, protein (Bradford, BCA and Lowry), cell growth and beta-galactosidase.
Entrants must submit two- to four-page proposals on how their laboratories would use the readers by 15 March to qualify.
The instrument features: a full UV/Vis spectrum per well; a gas vent for atmospheric control; a 1,536-well plate-reading capability; incubation and shaking; reference corrections to improve data, cuvette and plate kinetics; a low-volume LVis Plate; and a robotic interface mode.
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To address its need for a new absorbance microplate reader for teaching and in its labs, researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington applied for BMG Labtech's Spectrostar Nano competition.