Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. introduced a Sample Position Illuminator feature for the Thermo Scientific NanoDrop 8000 Spectrophotometer. The NanoDrop 8000 takes full spectrum UV/VIS absorbance measurements of eight 1µl samples in 20 seconds.
The Sample Position Illuminator keeps track of the samples to be measured by lighting up wells from beneath the plate. This helps the user to know which wells to draw from for the next measurement. The Sample Position Illuminator is linked to the existing graphical interface in the latest software for the NanoDrop 8000. Prior to measurement, the user selects the samples to be measured from the on-screen position indicator. The Sample Position Illuminator then lights up the corresponding wells that are to be measured.
This article was published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 11, No. 5, May, 2008, pp. 9.
Filed Under: Drug Discovery