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ScanDrop 100, 200 & 250

Shown with Stand-alone Option for up to 16 Samples



  • Combination of two generations of spectrophotometer
  • Measurement of microliter volumes down to 0.3 µL
  • 16 channels per CHIPCUVETTE® with fully automated measuring of up to 32 positions at path lengths of´0.1 or 1.0 mm
  • Automated sample positioning (CHIPCUVETTE®)
  • Measuring position for 10 mm standard cuvettes
  • Usage of TrayCell: single measurements of small samples at path lenght of 0.2 mm or 1.0 mm
  • Maintains best user and sample protection 
  • No evaporation
  • No cross-contamination
  • No carryover effects
  • Easiest sample recovery
  • Sample storable in the CHIPCUVETTE®
  • Suitable for multi-channel pipettes
  • Powered by SPECORD® technology
  • High-precision optics with aberration-corrected grating

Nano-volume spectrophotometer

New generation of spectrophotometer
The ScanDrop® combines easy measurement of microliter volumes down to 0.3 µL with a standard measuring position for 10 mm cuvettes. This feature results in an exceptionally versatile instrument for routine work. The modular system is available as a single instrument for small sample volumes, as a standard 10 mm position instrument or as a combination of both. Unlike other systems, no warm up time is necessary. The instrument is ready to use almost as soon as it is switched on thanks to a long-life xenon flash lamp. The lifetime of the lamp with 10e9 flashes (approx. 100,000 h) outperforms conventional ligth sources easily. Furthermore the Split-Beam-Technology provides high stable and reproducible measurement results. One additional highlight is the new portable HID-Pro 320 user interface with a 5.7” color touchscreen, which turns the ScanDrop® into a fully functional and space-saving standalone system.

Reliable, versatile and robust
The ScanDrop® uses next to cuvettes in 10 mm standard format a unique patented CHIPCUVETTE®, which allows the user to easily measure sample volumes even as small as an impressive 0.3 µL. The CHIPCUVETTE® provides consistent measuring conditions, such as path lengths, which leads to enhanced reproducibility compared to other available “open drop” or “microliter” systems. It also provides optimum user and sample protection, utterly eliminating sample evaporation and the risk of cross-contamination or carryover effects. This new chip technology makes it easy to recover or simply store the sample after measurement.

The CHIPCUVETTE® provides 16 separate micro channels and is suitable for multichannel pipettes. Its technology ensures precise UV VIS absorption measurements between 190 nm and 720 nm.

Fully automated measurementThe CHIPCUVETTE® is convenient and easy to use thanks to fully automatic movement and measurement of predefined measuring positions. Up to 32 measurements can be performed during one run at which a double determination of one sample at two different pathlenght can be performed. This feature offers a matchless advantage especially if sample concentrations are unknown, because any dilution becomes unecessary.

High-precision optics – powered by SPECORD® technology
The polychromator system, designed to work without any movable components, is the heart of ScanDrop®. Its high-precision optics consist of an aberration-corrected grating, a mechanical slit and a diode array detector. Encased in a rugged titan-based spectrometer body, it is permanently adjusted, fixed and insensitive to external influences.

The formula module
Mathematical functions such as:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Factor
  • Square
  • Square root
  • Sine
  • Cosine
  • Logarithm ln
  • Binomial theorems

Method module – wide selection
The following preprogrammed methods are available:

  • Absorbance 260 nm
  • DNA purity (A260 nm/A280 nm)
  • ssDNA concentration (A260 nm × factor 33)
  • RNA concentration (A260 nm × factor 40)
  • DNA concentration (A260 nm × factor 50)
  • Absorbance 280 nm
  • Absorbance 280 nm, factor 1.38
  • Kalb and Bernlohr
  • Warburg-Christian formula for DNA
  • Warburg-Christian formula for proteins
  • Whitaker and Granum
  • Kalckar and Shaffran

and more...

PC controlled or stand alone
The ScanDrop® is controlled either by PC or by a new portable user interface with a touchscreen, and includes the corresponding measurement and analysis software. This software provides several modules meeting the needs of every user. The method module allows users to select any preprogrammed nucleic acid and protein analysis method. The formula module allows users to compile, store and reuse customized computation formulas; the quantification module automatically calculates unknown concentrations by creating a calibration curve containing standard samples. A number of typical methods are preprogrammed. The formula module mathematically combines up to six fixed wavelengths and the quantification module chooses between different calibration curves.

External user-interface HID-Pro 320
The new portable HID-Pro 320 user interface eliminates the need for a PC and makes the system exceptionally easy to operate. Its extra large 5.7” color touchscreen eliminates the need for a keyboard or mouse. The software, which is based on Windows CE, offers typical Windows functions and operating environment, as well as an intuitive menu bar. The HID-Pro 320 consists of a LAN and USB port for optimum connectivity and is also compatible with other instruments from Analytik Jena unit Life Science, such as the SpeedCycler2 thermal cycler or InnuPure® C16 extraction automate.

ScanDrop software
Methods can be stored individually and organized in user-defined directories. Users may also select a quick-start menu for frequently used methods. An USB and LAN port allows users to exchange methods to other systems and export analysis data. The operating language can be easily changed at the touch of a button. If there is PC already available in the laboraty, ScanDrop® can be used as well by novel Software FlashSoftPro. FlashSoftPro convinces by a comparable flexibility of the functional range and allows an intuitive handling as well as the automized analysis of the measuring results.

The Validation CHIPCUVETTE® is used for revising the following device parameters, particularly those affecting to the CHIPCUVETTE® measuring position:

  • Zero transmission
  • Baseline variation
  • Baseline noise (RMS)
  • Long-term stability
  • VIS-Photometry
  • Baseline accuracy

The validation of VIS photometry is done with the aid of the neutral glass filters NG1, NG4, NG3 and NG9. A holmium oxide glass filter is also used for checking wavelength accuracy. WG280 glass is necessary as reference filter.

Technical Data

System parameters

Optical principle

Powerful diode array spectrophotometer for the UV VIS range

Optical system

Polychromator system

Light source

Xenon flash lamp

Wavelength range

190 - 720 nm (in steps of 0.5 nm)

Measuring time

Minimal 1 sec

Longterm stability

0,003 A/h

Sample temperature control

Approximately 4 – 90 °C optional


HID-Pro 320 or PC


ASpect Nano or FlashSoftPro

Scan application

Simultaneous, Split-Beam-Technology


Energy, absorbance, transmittance

Other technical data

Instrument dimensions

(W × H × D) 240 × 170 × 200 mm

Instrument weight

Approx. 5 kg

Electrical requirements

110 - 220 V ± 10 %, 50 - 60 Hz

Instrument operation

+ 15 °C to 35 °C, rel. humidity max. 90 % at 30 °C

PC interface

USB or RS 232


2 years



Standard cuvette




Up to 10 mm

0.1 mm

1.0 mm


0.2 mm

1.0 mm

Sample volume

2 ml (min. 1.7 ml)

Min. 0.3 µl

Min. 2.0 µl

Min. 4.0 µl

0.7 - 4.0 µl

3.0 - 5.0 µl