Nanodrop UV-vis Spectrophotometer
The Nanodrop Spectrophotometer measures the absorbance of 2 microliter samples in a system that does not require cuvettes. The sample is a drop of liquid, trapped as a column between two fiber-optic pedestals. The instrument measures absorbance with light paths of 1 mm and/or 0.2 mm but the software has special options for measuring protein,DNA,RNA, by direct absorbance as well as for several common colorimetric protein assays.
Users needing precise absorbance measurements, longer path lengths and temperature control should consider using the Hitachi U-2910 UV-Visible Spectrophtometer in the Analytical Biochemistry Core Facility.
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Valid through July 31, 2022. Rates are hourly unless specified otherwise and are subject to change without further notice.
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Please acknowledge the CBIS Core Facilities in all publications and grant applications where our equipment and/or personnel have facilitated the work. These acknowledgements are very important because documenting our contributions helps to ensure that the resources of the Core Facilities are sustainable.
- Equipment: If you used Core Facility equipment, please note this in the Materials and Methods. e.g., Thermogravimetric analysis was carried out using a TA Instruments TGA-Q50 (Rensselaer CBIS Analytical Biochemistry Core Facility).
- Personnel: Please consider including CBIS personnel as co-authors on your publications when they have made a significant intellectual contribution to the research. Include CBIS Core Facility directors or staff as co-PI or co-investigators in grant applications when they provide a significant contribution to the grant proposal and scientific/intellectual leadership for the proposed work. Please follow these guidelines: ABRF Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts. Also, our Core Facility personnel always appreciate when they are mentioned in the Acknowledgements section of publications.
- Required Funding Authorization Form: Rensselaer researchers must fill out the CBIS Cores Authorization Form (PDF) to use the CBIS Core Facilities.