Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer offers excellent performance for UV-Vis measurements in microplates, cuvettes and in micro-volume samples with the available Take3 plate.
Full function Gen6 Software is onboard, ready to read and analyze data at the touch of the screen! Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning are well area scanning modes, plus incubation and shaking keep your application options open!
Epoch 2 is a fully contained microplate spectrophotometer workstation with available WiFi, Bluetooth and USB flash drive.
|Read methods||Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning, well area scanning|
|Microplate types||6- to 384-well plates|
|Other labware supported||Take 3 Micro-Volume Plates|
|Temperature control||4-Zone™ incubation to 65 °C with Condensation Control|
|+ 0.2 °C at 37 °C|
|Shaking||Linear, orbital, double orbital|
|Software||Gen6 Data Analysis Software|
|Gen5 Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance (option)|
|Automation||BioStack and 3rd party automation compatible|
|BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator compatible|
|Light source||Xenon flash|
|Wavelength range||200 – 999 nm, selectable in 1 nm increments|
|Monochromator bandwidth||2.9 nm|
|Dynamic range||0 – 4.0 OD|
|Monochromator wavelength accuracy||+ 2 nm|
|Monochromator wavelength repeatability||+ 0.2 nm|
|OD accuracy||0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.010|
|2.0 to 2.5 OD + 3% + 0.010|
|OD linearity||0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.010|
|2.0 to 2.5 OD + 3% + 0.010|
|OD repeatability||0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.005|
|2.0 to 2.5 OD + 3% + 0.005|
|Stray light||0.03% at 230 nm|
|Reading speed (kinetic)||96 wells sweep read: 8 seconds|
|384 wells sweep read: 14 seconds|
|Power||100 – 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz|
Gen6 software controls all BioTek automated microplate readers, configuring system and data collection parameters, analysis and a variety of reporting and exporting features. One-click export to Excel® makes it fast and easy to export displayed data.
Gen5 Secure software is available for GxP compliant laboratories with features that support 21 CFR Part 11 rules.
Micro-volume quantification is fast and easy with the Take3™ and Take3 Trio Micro-Volume plates, used in your BioTek microplate reader. Measure multiple 2 µL samples at a time, without diluting and without needing specialized equipment. Pre-programmed nucleic acid and protein protocols in Gen6 make quantification fast and easy.
BioTek’s robotic instruments can help automate workflows in your laboratory. Many life science workflows benefit from expanded automation, for increased throughput or process efficiency. BioTek offers unique automation solutions that integrate with our microplate washers, dispensers, readers and imagers. BioStack is a compact stacker that offers fast plate exchange options for 50 plates or more, and patented plate de-lidding and re-lidding with BioStack 4 . BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator links BioTek readers or imagers together with washers and dispensers for full workflow automation of up to 8 microplates. Temperature, CO2/O2 and humidity levels are controlled and monitored through the BioSpa software to maintain an ideal environment for cell cultures during all experimental stages.
UV-Vis wavelength selection in 2 µL micro-volume samples, cuvettes and 6- to 384-well plates
With a wavelength range of 200 nm to 999 nm, there aren’t many absorbance protocols that Epoch 2 can’t handle.
Color touchscreen with available WiFi, Bluetooth and flash drive connectivity
Epoch 2 has a built-in 10” touchscreen computer with functionality you’d expect, making it a complete workstation without requiring an external pc.
Full Gen6 data analysis onboard or PC for all read modes
There’s no comprise in software functionality with Epoch 2 – BioTek’s complete Gen5 software is conveniently available onboard, with unlimited functionality.
Advanced incubator design to 65 °C and new Condensation Control™
Some important applications like biofuels research and food & beverage safety and quality call for higher incubation temperatures than typically expected. Epoch 2 can meet these assay requirements. Kinetic assays are optimized with Condensation Control to prevent interference caused by condensation on plate lids.
Advanced shaking profiles including linear, orbital and double orbital
With three shaking profiles, including programmable frequency and duration, Epoch 2 can manage assays that require very gentle shaking, like some cell-based protocols or intense, vigorous shaking such as yeast or bacterial growth assays
The ODEasy app for Epoch 2 has a simple, touchscreen-friendly interface for quick absorbance measurements. Data is displayed, ready for printing or exporting.