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NanoDrop ND-2000C

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The Best of Both Worlds in One Spectrophotometer

With its unique, patent-pending technology, the NanoDrop™ 2000C combines micro-volume pedestal technology and cuvette capability in a single instrument. This innovative technology allows you the flexibility to choose the best measuring technique for your samples:

  • Innovative technology that makes this the only UV-Vis spectrophotometer your lab will ever need
  • Expanded measurement options for all types of samples - you choose the measuring option right for your sample: cuvette or pedestal
  • Broader concentration range for measuring very low concentrations and very high concentrations
  • Cuvette capability allows for kinetics (time or time/temperature studies) and cell culture (OD 600) measurements

Everything You Loved in the NanoDrop 1000, Plus More

The New Thermo Scientific NanoDrop 2000 delivers the same high-quality performance you've come to expect from our full-spectrum UV-Vis instruments, and it provides many enhancements:

  • All the features of the NanoDrop 2000™  Spectrophotometer 
    – plus cuvette mode
  • Pre-configured methods for all common Nucleic Acid and 
    Protein Concentration and Purity measurements, in both modes
  • Custom Methods capability, in both modes
  • Cell cultures (OD600)
  • Kinetic studies (time and 37°C temp) with stirring, in 
    cuvette mode
  • Extended concentration range (lower limit 0.4 ng/µL dsDNA) 
    in cuvette mode

The sample retention system used by the NanoDrop ND-2000 is probably its best feature. Not only does it enable the analysis of extremely small sample volumes (0.5 microliter), it also eliminates the need for cuvettes and capillaries. This saves the cost of either disposable cuvettes or the time and effort spent in cleaning reusable ones. For busy laboratories, this feature alone can pay for the cost of the ND-2000!


  • Direct, easy measurements in less than 5 seconds – just pipette & wipe
  • Full spectral output
  • Measures DNA, RNA (A260) and Protein (A280) concentrations and sample purity (260/280 ratio)
  • Large concentration range (0.4 ng/μl (dsDNA)– 15,000 ng/µL dsDNA) without dilutions
  • Pre-configured methods for common applications such as Nucleic Acid, Protein A280, Microarray, Proteins & Labels, Bradford, BCA, Lowry and Pierce 660nm – and more
  • User-friendly software that includes Custom Methods and data export capabilities
  • Simple self calibration check using control fluid – no instrument adjustments
  • Low-cost operation – no plates or other consumables

Technology in Brief

Surface tension is used to hold a column of liquid sample in place while a measurement is made. This is done by pipetting the sample directly onto one measurement pedestal. A measurement column is then drawn between the ends of two optical fibers to establish the measurement path as shown below. The measurement is made, typically in less than 10 seconds, and the  spectrum and its analysis is shown on the screen of the attached PC and archived on the PC.


  • Microarray Cy-dye Measurement:
    Determination of the dye label concentration of microarray samples.
  • Nucleic Acid Concentration and Quality Measurement:
    Determination of concentration and quality of nucleic acid samples in the range from 2-3700 ng/µl without dilution.
  • Spectrophotometry:
    performs full-spectrum UV/Vis spectrophotometry. Safety is improved when analyzing dangerous materials due to the 1 µl sample size.


Wavelength range: 190 - 840nm
Bandwidth: 1nm
Beam: single
Light source: Xenon flash lamp
Wavelength selection: 2048 - element linear silicon CCD array