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Product Features
  • Life Science Spectrophotometer
  • Pre-programmed for DNA, RNA and protein analysis
  • Compatible with ultra-micro, semi-micro, micro and macro cuvettes
  • Scanning diode array technology
  • Colour touchscreen navigation
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Jenway Genova Bio Life Science Spectrophotometer

The Genova Bio is a simple, low cost, easy to use UV/visible spectrophotometer; dedicated for life science applications. The fast, responsive colour touchscreen and pre-programmed methods for the measurement of nucleic acid concentration and purity, protein assays and cell density, makes this spectrophotometer the ideal addition to any laboratory.

The Genova Bio utilises diode array technology to scan the entire wavelength range (198 to 800nm) in less than 3 seconds and the narrow spectral bandwidth of 3nm, makes it ideal to identify peaks for determining nucleic acid purity. The 1024 element diode array detector coupled with a flash xenon lamp results in a long life, robust spectrophotometer. Covered by a two-year warranty which includes the xenon lamp.

The Nucleic Acids measurement mode can be used to quantify the concentration and purity of dsDNA, ssDNA, RNA and oligonucleotides; using wavelengths recorded at 260, 280 and 230nm, with an optional correction at 320nm. The concentration is calculated along with the corresponding ratios. At the touch of a button it is easy to check the purity of the nucleic acids. This is done by identifying distorted peaks in the purity scan between 200 and 350nm. This is especially useful for RNA samples where impurities maybe present at 230nm, but cannot be detected using the 260/ 280nm ratio measurement.

The Proteins measurement mode can be used to calculate protein concentration by creating standard curves from protein assay kits. With pre-programmed methods for measuring Bradford, Lowry, Biuret and Bicinchoninic Acid (BCA) assays; up to 6 standards can be measured with 3 replicates of each standard to minimise any dilution errors.

The Proteins measurement mode is also pre-programmed with the Direct UV and Warburg-Christian methods to determine protein purity.

The Genova Bio has a pre-programmed method for measuring optical density of bacterial cultures such as E.Coli and yeast cells. This is ideal to measure cell growth before cell harvesting.

As well as these pre-programmed methods this versatile spectrophotometer has measurement modes for simple photometrics, concentration, quantitation, spectrum scanning and kinetics. Enabling measurements to be performed at any selected wavelength between 198 to 800nm.

  • Small footprint and lightweight (< 3kg)
  • Fast scan speed
  • English, French, German, Italian and Spanish language options
  • Multiple USB ports for data storage and printer connectivity
  • 2-year warranty including xenon lamp
Technical Specification

Wavelength Range 198 to 800nm
Wavelength Accuracy ± 2nm
Wavelength Repeatability ± 2nm
Spectral Bandwidth 3nm
Absorbance Range - 0.300 to 2.500A
Absorbance Accuracy ± 0.01A at 1.0A and 546nm
Absorbance Stability (A) ± 0.005A/h at 0.04A and 546nm
Noise ± 0.002A at 0.04A and ± 0.02A at 2.0A and 546nm
Stray Light at 340nm, %T < 1%T according to ANSI/ASTM E387- 72
Concentration Range ± 2500
Concentration Calibration Blank with a single standard or factor
Concentration Factor ± 1000
Concentration Standard ± 1000
Optical Density Factor ± 1000
Quantitation Range ± 2500
Quantitation Calibration Blank with up to 6 standards
Curve Fit Algorithms Linear and linear through zero
Kinetics Measurement Time 7 to 9999 seconds
Kinetics Number of wavelengths 3
Kinetics Calibration Blank with a factor
Kinetics Display Graphical and concentration
Kinetics Analysis Concentration
Spectrum Range 198 to 800nm
Spectrum Analysis Absorbance or % transmittance and up to 50 spectral analysis points
Beam Height 15mm
Light Source Xenon Lamp
Results/Method Memory Limited by attached USB memory stick
Removable Media USB
Outputs USB x 2
Supply voltage/frequency 100 - 240VAC at 50 to 60Hz
Power Supply 12V DC, 3.8A
Size (w x d x h) 212 x 422 x 120mm
Weight 2.8kg
Warranty 2 years on the instrument, including lamp
Part Code Description
720 601 Genova Bio UV/visible scanning spectrophotometer fitted with micro-cuvette holder, supplied with instruction manual and universal power supply with UK, EU and US power leads
720 605 Genova Bio as above with the TrayCell accessory


Accessory Ordering Information

Part Code Description
720 304 Micro-cuvette holder for Eppendorf Uvette with 8.5mm beam height
SMP50/PRINTER External printer supplied with UK, EU and US power leads
037 702 Paper roll for printer
019 146 4GB USB memory stick
700 000 Dust cover for Genova Bio Spectrophotometer
035 143 Pack of 100 plastic cuvettes, UV and visible wavelengths, 70µl to 1.5ml fill volume (use with micro-cuvette holder)
630 204 10x10mm cuvette holder
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