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Member since: 2017
Organization: Oxygen Healthcare Research Pvt Ltd
A must have instrument for spectrophotometry (UV/Vis)
Application Area: Drug discovery
"Using since 2014. Great unique and compact size instrument, good for reproducibility and accurate data generated. Would highly recommend to all scientific users who do spectrophotometry. Easy to customize and interpret the data format even after acquisition of the datasets."
Member since: 2017
Great instrument, reliable and robust like a tank!
Application Area:Analysis of Fluorescent Dyes, Antibody-Dye Conjguates, Antibody-Peptide Conjugates, Nanomaterials, e
"This became our go-to instrument. I have to say it is night-and-day better in pretty much every way than our previous Spectrophotometer. It is MUCH more suited for a commercial R&D or Production environment than the previous instruments. It is faster, more reliable, is able to output formatted data tables, etc. The large degree of customization in reporting saved a HUGE amount of time and trouble, allowing us to have all of the relevant information right at our fingertips instead of requiring manual calculation. Couple this with the damn reliable reads and it became an all around winner. Day-to-day variability was almost razor sharp and performing dilutions was much more reproducible than with our previous instruments. After learning the software, pretty much everyone in the company preferred our instrument and two other labs ended up getting them as well. I liked it so much that I have spec'd it as the replacement at my new company."
Member since: 2015
Organization: Novatek, Inc.
"It's been somewhat frustrating to use. We haven't been able to determine whether it is user error or the machine, but we are still struggling to get reliable results."
Member since: 2009
Organization: Eastern Kentucky University
"Very easy to use and quite accurate."
Member since: 2013
Organization: University of Georgia
Application Area:UV-Vis Microplate Spectrophotometer
"Epoch is a nice plate reader that can read microplates of various formats, up to 384 wells. It is a pretty robust instrument, we've had it for three years now with frequent use, hasn't needed any service. The instrument can do wavelength scans as well. Software (Gen5) is easy to use, and also very versatile. For example, you can do time course experiments, and can save frequently used protocols and experiments. You can select easily what cells to read and there is option for some data manipulation as well. Another useful feature of Gen5 is to export dataset to Excel with a single mouse click. It was quite a pricey instrument back then, more expensive than competitors, but in my experience it has been good value for the money because of the high reproducibility, wavelength accuracy, robustness and versatility of the instrument, as well as the nice features of the software. I'd recommend this instrument for any lab that needs a UV-Vis microplate reader."
Epoch™ has a monochromator-base UV-Vis wavelength selection, offering expanded options for the life science laboratory without using interference filters, building in inherent cost savings.
With its 200 nm to 999 nm wavelength range and 6- to 384- microplate reading capability, controlled with the Gen5 Data Analysis software interface, Epoch fills a void in today’s laboratory through smart design and superior features. This robust, low maintenance microplate spectrophotometer ensures even greater value over time. BioStack and 3rd party automation capability is available with the optional Epoch R model.