The AstraGene micro-volume spectrophotometer is designed to offer protection of samples during concentration and purity measurements, in circumstances where volumes of DNA are at a minimum. Using through-the-tip analysis techniques, the sample remains inside the sterile pipette tip at all times. The instrument requires minimal maintenance and has a calibration that should not change during the life of the instrument. This offers maximum protection for precious samples.
AstraNet Highlights Processes for Measuring and Protecting Nucleic Acid Samples
The procedure of dispensing the sample onto a pedestal or into a cuvette is eliminated, the user simply picks up a 2µl sample, inserts the pipette tip into the holder and makes the measurement; the sample can then be safely returned for further amplification or processing with no fear of contamination.
AstraGene is based on a sensitive CCD array spectrophotometer, with no moving parts and a pulsed xenon lamp that should never need replacing. This robust instrument requires minimal maintenance and has a calibration that should not change during the life of the instrument.
DNA or RNA concentration and purity ratios are returned within 2 seconds of clicking the measure button, while Direct and Indirect Protein measurements can also be made, along with Micro-Array Labeling Efficiency studies. AstraGene can be used as a dedicated micro-volume spectrophotometer or be fitted with cuvette or dip-probe accessories to handle or support all spectrophotometer requirements.
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