Is the SmartDrop better than Nanodrop?
We will analyse both spectrometers for:
Microvolume Analyses of DNA,
RNA, & Proteins
Results are in favor of the SmartDrop
• Quicker & accurate results from a sample droplet
• Touch screen control panel, no PC or software required
• Easier Built-in printer and cuvette port for OD600 readings
• XF model includes fluorometer for sensitive DNA
The Accuris SmartDrop
series nano spectrophotometers provide quicker
eliminates the need for dilutions, providing more accurate results than Nanodrop
A full color, 7”touchscreen with icon-driven menus and preprogrammed
protocols gets users up and running quickly. No external computer is required.
Each unit features a quartz pedestal onto which a drop of sample is placed.
for measurement. DNA, RNA and protein concentrations and purity
numbers are displayed in a matter of seconds. The resulting data can be
printed, saved to the SmartDrop’s onboard memory or exported via USB as
SmartDrop models include an integrated printer for
instantaneous documentation of results. For OD600 readings, each model
includes a cuvette port and two optical glass cuvettes.
Three SmartDrop models are available to meet a range of applications and budgets.
The SmartDrop L is the aorable choice for laboratories
needing to determine nucleic acid and protein concentrations
and purity of samples. The LED light source and silicon photocell
sensor provide readings at 260 and 280nm. Samples from
1.0 to 2.0µl are loaded directly on the pedestal. Results are
provided in less than 6 seconds. The software automatically
calculates and displays 260/280 ratios.
Nano Drop is stretched into a liquid column Integrated printer for results documentation Cuvette port for OD600 readings
Only a small drop of sample needed
Fixed 0.5mm path length, detect up to 2500ng/ul of dsDNA
A full spectrum UV-Vis spectrophotometer, SmartDrop X
requires 0.5 to 2.0µl of sample. In addition to nucleic acid
and protein calculations, the software has preset programs
for BCA, Bradford and Lowry assays. A full spectrum
analysis can be performed in about 6 seconds, aiding in the
identication of unknowns.
The long life Xenon lamp requires no warm up and is
paried with a highly sensitive CCD detector. To provide
the most accurate results, the SmartDrop X utilizes 2 path
This top of the line spectrophotometer can perform not
only UV-Vis readings in the range of 200-800nm
We tested 3 instruments
- SmartDrop X
- SmartDrop XF
acids, proteins, and various colorimetric assays.
For more accurate and selective quantitation of nucleic acids
and proteins, the integrated uorometer can measure sample
concentrations as low as 0.5 pg/µl (dsDNA). The blue light
channel (460nm) is useful for detection of dyes such as
PicoGreen, RiboGreen, GFP and uorescein. UV, green, and
red channel models are available upon request.
Full-spectrum absorbance scans from 200 to 800nm
and calculations of 260/280 and 260/230 ratios
Long-life Xenon lamp and linear array CCD detector
Auto-ranging path lengths (0.2mm and 1.0mm)
Detect up to 4,500 ng/µl of dsDNA without dilution
SmartDrop XF - Spectrophotometer + Fluorometer
Full-spectrum absorbance scanning and calculations of
260/280 and 260/230 ratios
Long-life Xenon lamp with linear array CCD detector
Auto-ranging path lengths (0.05mm, 0.2mm and
Detect up to 15,000ng/µl of dsDNA without dilution
Lower limit of detection
Upper limit of detection
3.6 kg / 7.9 lbs
USB for data export
SmartDrop L (NS1000)
* Use part number “-E” to indicate 240V input and specify required plug type.
** Standard model includes blue channel. UV, green, & red channels available.
SmartDrop™ L Nano Spectrophotometer, 115V
SmartDrop™ X Nano Spectrophotometer, 115V
SmartDrop™ XF Nano Spectrophotometer, 115V
High Sensitivity DNA Quantitation Kit, 100 assays
Broad Range dsDNA Quantitation Kit, 100 assays
Additional Standard-Size Cuvettes, pack of 2
0.5ml Fluorescence Detection Tubes, pack of 250
NS1000-PA Extra Paper Roll for SmartDrop internal printer, pack of 3
NS1000-E SmartDrop™ L Nano Spectrophotometer, 230V $5,800.00
NS1010-E SmartDrop™ X Nano Spectrophotometer, 230V $10,990.00
NS1020-E SmartDrop™ XF Nano Spectrophotometer, 230V $12,990.00
NS1020-HS-100 High Sensitivity DNA Quantification Kit, 100 assays $165.00
NS1020-BR-100 Broad Range dsDNA Quantification Kit, 100 assays $150.00
NS1020-T 0.5mL Fluorescence Detection Tubes, pack of 250 $55.00
NS1000-C Additional Standard-Size Cuvettes, pack of 2 $50.00
NS1000-PA Extra paper roll for SmartDrop internal printer, Pk 3 $40.00