Photopette® OD600

Handheld OD600 Spectrophotometer
  • Determine Cell Density & Monitor Cell Growth
  • Quantify Protein with Bradford Assay
  • Direct Measurements in Sample - No Sample Transfer Needed
  • Inbuilt Calibrations For E. Coli, Yeast And Other Cell Lines
  • Export Data as CSV File to Cloud Server Or via E-Mail

Photopette® OD600 is an affordable handheld spectrophotometer designed to determine the cell density and monitor the growth of bacteria and yeast cultures directly in the culture medium without having to transfer the sample into a cuvette. The software comes with inbuilt calibrations and allows the user to create own custom calibrations.

Photopette® App Key Features

  • GPS, Photo, Notes, Date/Time Embedded In Data Files
  • Google Maps Overlay Of Data
  • Inbuilt Applications/Calibrations
  • 'Method Maker' Feature For Custom User Calibrations
  • Data Export as CSV file Via E-Mail Or Cloud

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Technical Specifications

Wavelengths 600 nm
Wavelength Accuracy ±2 nm
Measurement Precision & Accuracy ±0.003 AU
Photometric range 0.000 AU ~ 3.000 AU
Measurement time Within 2 seconds per measured wavelength
Warm up time None
Lifetime (light-source) >500,000 measurements per wavelength
Operation and handling • Easy sterilization with ethanol wipes.
• Water and dust resistant housing.
• Resistant to mild acids and solvents.
Operating conditions • Recommended: 18~25 °C at 30% RH.
• Maximum: 5~45 °C at 80% RH (non-condensing).
• (25,000 measurements and / or 6 days standby on a single charge).
• Auto power save mode.
Storage conditions -20 to 50 °C (max) and up to 80% RH (non-condensing).
Disposable CuveTip® Standard CuveTip® ; UV CuveTip®
Chemical compatible to aqueous solutions, dilute acids and bases, alcohols, vegetable oils, blood serum, cell culture media, etc.
Software App running under Android, simple and intuitive to use. Factory defined applications, user defined applications generated with the Method Maker” function. Automatic kinetic measurements, seamless connectivity and data sharing within seconds. Geo tagging, photo, notes, date and time embedded in data files. Automatic software and firmware updates. Selftesting function.
Power supply Internal 2500 mAh lithium ion battery with microUSB charging socket.
Dimensions and weight Fits within 202 mm x 47 mm x 42 mm; Weight = 190 g approx.
Supported languages (App) English, German and Chinese.
Certification EMC by TÜV SÜD Singapore
Sampling free workflow Photopette® can directly measure samples without sample transfer in the following sample containers: 96 well plates, 15 and 50 ml Falcon tubes, T75 cell culture flask, 500 to 2000 microliter reaction tubes, Erlenmeyer flask up to 500 ml.

Technical Specifications

The following inbuilt calibrations are supported by the 600 nm wavelength of this Photopette model:

  • E. Coli
  • Spirulina
  • Yeast (S. Cerevisae)
  • Bradford Protein Assay
  • Mammalian Cell Density
    • HEK
    • Hela
    • HepG2

Order Information

Ordering Number Item
508-OD600 Photopette® OD600 Kit
Photopette® device (supports 600 nm)
88 disposable CuveTips™
USB connection cable and quick start guide
Dedicated tablet (using bluetooth)

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