Thermo Fisher releases NanoDrop Eight spectrophotometer

By The Science Advisory Board staff writers

September 22, 2021 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific is releasing the NanoDrop Eight UV-Vis microvolume spectrophotometer, which replaces the NanoDrop 8000 system, the company announced.

The NanoDrop Eight allows molecular biologists to measure the concentration and purity of their biological samples, identify and correct for contaminants, and differentiate between DNA and RNA, the company said. It also allows users to adhere to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) security regulations.

Thermo Scientific NanoDrop eight UV-Vis microvolume spectrophotometer.
Thermo Scientific's NanoDrop Eight UV-Vis microvolume spectrophotometer. Image courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Thermo Fisher said the NanoDrop Eight can evaluate eight samples in 20 seconds or less, and it is capable of measuruing high-concentration samples of up to 200 absorbance units without dilution.

NanoDrop Eight can be used with Thermo Scientific's new SciVault software in compliance with U.S. FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11, the company said.

In other news, the company announced it is launching an updated version of its TaqMan Mutation panel that can identify the newly identified Mu strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The update brings the total number of SARS-CoV-2 mutations for which the panel can test to over 60.

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