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Spectra MR Technical Specifications
wavelength range                                      200 – 1,000 nm
scan rate                                             > 90 nm / min.
optical bandpass                                      2 nm ± 0.3 nm
wavelength accuracy                                   ± 1 nm                                                                  Plate Washing
photometric range                                     0.0 A to 4.0 A                                                                                                                         The Leading
photometric resolution                                ± 0.001 A
photometric accuracy                                  greater of ± 0.005 or 1.0 % from 0.0 to 2.0 A
                                                      2.0 % from 2.0 A to 3.0 A                                                                                                                       Light in
photometric precision                                 < 0.005 A SD or < 1% CV (which ever is greater)
                                                      between 0.0 and 2.0 A; < 2.0% CV between 2.0 and 3.0 A                                                                                     Microplate
stray light                                           < 0.03 % @ 230 nm                                                        Automated
light source                                          xenon flash lamp                                                         Processing
temperature range                                     ambient +3 o to 45 o C                                                                                                                        Analysis
interface                                             USB

Ordering information
29010                      Spectra MR
                                                                                                                                Software                        Spectra MR                     TM

28040                      Verification Plate                                                                                                                   Microplate Spectrophotometer


                    Experts In Microplate Analysis

DYNEX Technologies, Inc.                                                                  DYNEX Technologies Limited
14340 Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly, VA 20151-1621                                         Columbia House, Columbia Drive

TEL 800.288.2354 / 703.631.7800 FAX 703.803.1441
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Spectra MR and Revelation are trademarks of DYNEX Technologies, Inc.                                             95000160
All other trademarks and registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.                             Rev. 10/15/04
                                                                                                                                                                          Spectra MR applications
Spectra MR                                                                                                                                                                Optical performance without compromise yields results at the highest
                                                                                                                                                                          level with a versatile range of plate formats. The spectrophotometer’s
Microplate Spectrophotometry at the Highest Level                                                                                                                         Revelation Software easily determines concentrations of nucleic acids at
                                                                                                                                                                          A260, A260-A320 and A260/A280 in 96- and 384-well microplates. An extinction
                                                                                                                                                                          coefficient can be used to approximate a concentration. The path length
                                                                                                                                                                          correction function can be used to compare Spectra MR data to data from
                                                                                                                                                                          any other spectrophotometer. Multiplication factors typically used for
                                                                                                                                                                          standard 1 cm path length cuvettes can also be used for microplates with
                                                                                                                                                                          the Spectra MR. Scanning to establish the absorbance spectrum and
                                                                                                                               The Spectra MR path length correction
                                                                                                                               function enables results to be directly
                                                                                                                                                                          identify peak absorbance of a new dye is accomplished with ease and
                                                                                                                               compared to data from any other            used to achieve optimum results from endpoint assays.
                                                                                  • Ease-of-use                                spectrophotometer. Clearly and
                                                                                                                               conveniently organized software. Data
                                                                                  • Precise & accurate results                 collection assays are created, named and
                                                                                                                               stored easily in Revelation Software.
                                                                                  • Performance verification                                                              Spectra MR Applications
                                                                                  • Most stable platform                                                                  • UV/Visible absorbance & photometry • Protein analysis
                                                                                  • Cost-effective                                                                        • Spectrum scanning                    Biuret protein determination
                                                                                                                                                                          • Nucleic acid analysis                Bradford protein determination
                                                                                                                                                                            RNA Concentration (A260)             BCA protein determination
                                                                                                                                                                            ssDNA concentration (A260)           Endpoint calibration curve protein assays
                                                                                                                                                                            dsDNA concentration (A260)         • Colorimetric assays
                                                                                                                                                                            DNA purity assessment (A260/A280)    ELISA / EIA
                                                                                                                                                                          • Enzyme kinetics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kinetic ELISA / EIA
                                                                                                                                                                            E.g. Vmax and Km                     b-galactosidase activity
                                                                                                                                                                          • Turbidimetric detection

T    he Spectra MR delivers performance for the value-driven laboratory that meets                                                                                                                             • NAD(P)H-based assay
                                                                                                                                                                          • Cell proliferation                   Nitric oxide determination
     the challenges of today’s microplate photometric applications.                                                            Spectral Scans are easily performed and    • Cytotoxicity
                                                                                                                               can be directly exported to Excel. Saved
                                                                                                                               scans can be recalled and conveniently
                                                                                                                               displayed on one auto-scaled graph for
The Spectra MR scanning microplate spectrophotometer           Precision and accuracy without compromise                       comparison.
affords the most stable and accurate absorbance detection      Spectra MR provides accurate results quickly and precisely
in a convenient, compact instrument. Spectra MR accepts        with zero drift and excellent baseline performance.
all microplate formats from 6 to 384-wells. Multiple           Obtaining data is intuitive and is easily processed through     Software that’s both easy to use and facilitates results
photometric readings per well can be obtained on large         RevelationTM Software. Critical analyses can be performed,      The Revelation Software platform is a well-established tool for obtaining
format plates at wavelengths from 200 nm to 1,000 nm.          including endpoint quantitative assays and enzyme kinetics.     data, calculating and interpreting absorbance results. Features include easy
                                                               Data can be directly exported to Microsoft® Excel or easily     creation of assay protocols, quick buttons for immediate scans and direct
                                                               saved in text format in order to better address your research   data export. Thus offering the highest utility and greatest feature set at a
                                                                                                                               most reasonable price!
Simple to use                                                  needs.
Wavelength selection from 200 nm to 1,000 nm in 1 nm
increments is simple and effortless, with the scanning
monochromator there is no need to change fixed filters.        Spectrophotometer performance verification                                                                                                        Performance verification plates and
Spectra MR detects the absorbances of DNA, RNA and                                                                                                                                                               procedures are available to ensure proper
                                                               The special Spectra MR Verification Plate containing NIST-                                                                                        documentation and performance to
proteins without the need to further modify samples to
                                                               traceable standards, and IQ/OQ/PQ procedures are                                                                                                  specifications of your Spectra MR.
obtain correct results. Accurate absorbance
                                                               additional tools to ensure proper documentation and correct
measurements are obtained with the analyzer’s high
                                                               operation and performance of your analyzer. Critical
optical resolution of 2 nm, important for discriminating the
                                                               performance parameters of the Spectra MR (photometric
260 nm narrow peaks of DNA. Enzyme protocol
                                                               accuracy, wavelength accuracy, stray radiation and plate
                                                                                                                                                                          Global support designed for confidence
conditions are critically maintained in the temperature
                                                               carrier alignment) are easily monitored and documented                                                     DYNEX Technologies is an ISO 9001 certified international company with
controlled reading chamber between ambient and 45ºC.
                                                               within the Revelation application.                                                                         long-established customers worldwide. It continues to be our privilege to
                                                                                                                               The Verification Plate ensures optimum     provide our customers the quality instruments and services they have
                                                                                                                               performance in both the visual and UV      come to expect over the past 30 years. We build products and customer
                                                                                                                               wavelengths along with correct plate       relationships with confidence, to the highest standards and quality in all
                                                                                                                               alignment. Check instrument accuracy,
                                                                                                                                                                          phases of our operations and customer experience.
                                                                                                                               precision and stray light as well.

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