The pandemic has made mobility a key element in sustaining successful scientific research.
To be tied to a shared, fixed piece of lab equipment can hamper a laboratory team from staying on task and completing their goals on time.
Unexpected and sudden facility closures or lack of access to critical equipment due to university or company policy means collected samples may not be analyzed before they degrade and lose their potency or usefulness.
A UV-Vis spectrophotometer is a good example of how lack of accessibility can wreak havoc on a laboratory.
UV-Vis spectrophotometers have historically been large, benchtop devices requiring a dedicated power line and ample room to store and operate.
UV-Vis spectrophotometers are used to measure absorbance of light wavelength to determine concentration and purity of particles in a medium and have applications in molecular biology, water testing, food analysis and more.
Samples are collected outside of the laboratory and brought to the UV-Vis spectrophotometer for analysis, usually in a crystal or polystyrene cuvette that allows light to pass through.
If the technician is blocked or prohibited from accessing the UV-Vis spectrophotometer, the samples will expire.
But this is all changing thanks to a revolutionary new family of hand-held spectrophotometers from Tip Biosystems.
The Photopette® family of UV-Vis spectrophotometers expands the laboratory to wherever the technician can travel.
Take a Photopette® into a cell culture hood to perform on the spot cell viability analysis or bring it into the field for sampling water, beverages and more.
Inside each Photopette®, a maximum of three LEDs can be installed to offer three different wavelength readings
Instead of collecting samples to be pipetted into a cuvette, a specially designed “Cuve-tip” cuvette is fitted to the end of the Photopette® and inserted directly into the sample.
The analysis is performed using a free, downloadable app which connects with the Photopette® via Bluetooth.
Results can be instantly shared via email and data can be plotted on both tables and graphs.
This quick video demonstrates how simple and easy it is to operate:
Check out some of the common laboratory applications the Photopette® can be used for.
A Photopette® costs significantly less than a benchtop spectrophotometer or microplate reader with no sacrifice for sensitivity and reliability.
Choose from one of five OEM Photopette® models that come pre-programmed for specific applications or have the Tip Biosystems team custom build one to your exact specifications.
Contact us at 410-764-2225 to learn more or request a quote