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BioChrom WPA Biowave DNA Spectrophotometer

Product Details

  • Split Beam (RBC) UV/Vis Spectrophotometer 190-900nm (5nm bandwidth)
  • Pre-programmed methods for DNA, RNA, proteins and cell density
  • Nucleic acid scans for purity checking (scan 220-330nm)
  • Low volume capability with 10µL min. quartz cells
  • Novel optics with a Xenon source for long lamp lifetime and low running costs
  • Flexible data export
  • Optional accessories include Export to PC software, built in printer or SD card Method/Data storage. 


The Biowave DNA uses novel optics that does not need a lid, for high energy xenon light source covers the range 190-900nm, has a long lamp lifetime. Simple selection software and large graphical display provides for ease of use and data interpretation. This instrument has a 2 year warranty and the Xenon lamp has a 3 year warranty.

Built in Life Science methods
The stored methods include DNA, RNA and oligonucleotide calculations, protein assays such as direct UV measurement, BCA, Biuret, Bradford and Lowry and cell density measurement. Unlike many dedicated life science instruments, the Biowave DNA can also measure Absorbance or concentration at any wavelength so there is complete flexibility for future applications. For added convenience it is possible to display a scan of the nucleic acid profile which is particularly useful for RNA samples where impurities may be present in the 230 nm region, yet not have an adverse effect on the 260/280 Absorbance ratio. The system is compatible with both Quartz and disposable low volume UV cuvettes.

Choice of data export options
The instrument can be used as a stand alone or results may be exported. Results can be printed directly using an (optional) integrated high quality graphical printer for a permanent record. Export options include via a USB connection to a suitable PC running Print Via Computer (PVC) software (optional) for advanced reporting and data storage. Alternatively the SD card accessory (optional) allows laboratories to export to standard SD or SDHC memory cards. This will be particularly useful to laboratories wishing to clone methods and folders between instruments. Only one optional accessory can be fitted to each instrument.

Technical Specifications

Specification Data
Type UV/Vis
Wavelength Range 190 – 900nm
Wavelength Accuracy (+/-) 2nm
Wavelength Reproducibility (+/-) 1nm
Lamp Source Xenon (PTR)
Beam Split Beam
Optical System Dual channel Monochromator
Bandwidth 5nm
Detector 1024 CCD array
Photometric Range -0.300 to 2.500A, 0 to 199%T
Photometric Accuracy +/- 0.003A at 0-0.5A at 546nm
Photometric Reproducibility 0.002A at 0 – 0.5A at 546nm
Stray Light 0.5%T at 220 & 340nm
Stability 0.001A/h at 340nm
Spectral Scanning Yes (220-320nm)
Measurement Type Fixed wavelength (Abs/%T), Abs ratio and Abs difference in nucleic acid mode only, concentration (factor), Life Science Methods, cell density
Cell Compatibility Cuvette 10mm, Microcell* , Ultra Microcell*
Other Sample Containers n/a
Cell Holder Single Cell
Accessory Options None
Temperature Control None
Method Storage 9
Regulatory Compliance CE
Printer Thermal built in*, External via Export*
Data Output Print*, Store*, Export to PC*
Display Graphical LCD
Export/ Data Storage SD card*, Bluetooth*, USB cable*
Data Interface USB
Languages English
Power Requirement 90-250 V AC, 50/60Hz, 30VA
Weight 4.5Kg (9.9lb)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 26 x 39 x 10cm (10.2 x 15.3 x 3.9 inches)
Certification CE


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