Providing Unsurpassed Power and Versatility
BioTek’s PowerWave microplate spectrophotometers are designed for use in a myriad of applications, from direct quantitation of nucleic acids using automated pathlength correction to full-scale high throughput operations that demand speed, accuracy and reliability. With rugged hardware, proven optical performance and a very small footprint, PowerWave readers are uniquely designed to provide the most application flexibility while saving space both on the benchtop and in automated systems. Gen5 Data Analysis software comes with PowerWave readers and provides unsurpassed power and versatility.
Use PowerWave plate readers for applications requiring low UV measurements, such as direct DNA quantitation and purity testing, RNA quantitation, as well as visible range measurements for basic ELISA’s, enzyme kinetics, colorimetric assays, among many other applications.
- No Interference Filters Required
Monochromator optical design provides continuous wavelength selection from 200 nm to 999 nm (or 340 nm to 999 nm, depending on model). Measuring wavelengths can be selected in 1 nm increments to meet all assay requirements – it’s like having 800 filters built in! Spectral scanning capability allows quick determination of peak wavelengths in unknown solutions.
- Mutiple Microplate Types
Any standard microplate from 6- to 384-wells can be accommodated (depending on model). In addition, the PowerWave can also read up to 8 of BioTek’s patented Bio-Cell™ quartz vessels for fixed 1 cm measurements.
- Choice of Reading Speeds
PowerWave microplate spectrophotometers provides reading speed options based on the assay or system requirements. Normal read speed incorporates BioTek’s enhanced reading capabilities for the best performance, even with high optical density solutions. Rapid speed ensures fast reading at typical optical densities with excellent performance of the result. If faster throughput is required, the PowerWave's Sweep read speed meets the challenge. Using “on the fly” technology, an entire 96-well plate can be read as few as 5 seconds, depending on model.
- Temperature Control and Microplate Shaking
BioTek’s 4-Zone™ temperature control is a standard feature with the PowerWave. PowerWave readers use a natural convection system rather than a forced hot air system. This reduces evaporation in the microplate across its broad temperature range of 4° above ambient to 50°C. In the reading chamber, the microplate is completely surrounded by four independently controlled heaters ensuring low variation across the microplate. Users select from four shaking intensities and can define shake time for controlled agitation.
- Robotics Compatible
The PowerWave's small footprint makes it ideal for robotic systems. The carrier is designed for easy robot gripper access. PowerWave readers are compatible with both BioTek’s BioStack™ Microplate Stacker and BioStack™ Twister® II Microplate Handler, and can be integrated into many automated systems.
- Gen5™ Data Analysis Software included with all models.