BioTek Epoch 2

Microplate Spectrophotometer

Overview

Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer offers excellent performance for UV-Vis measurements in microplates, cuvettes and in micro-volume samples with the available Take3 plate. Full function Gen5 Software is onboard, ready to read and analyze data at the touch of the screen! Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning are well area scanning modes, plus incubation and shaking keep your application options open! Epoch 2 is a fully contained microplate spectrophotometer workstation with available WiFi, Bluetooth and USB flash drive.

• UV-Vis wavelength selection in 2 µL micro-volume samples, cuvettes and 6- to 384-well plates
• Color touchscreen with available WiFi, Bluetooth and flash drive connectivity
• Full Gen5™ data analysis onboard or PC for all read modes
• Advanced incubator design to 65 °C and new Condensation Control mode
• Advanced shaking profiles including linear, orbital and double orbital

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BioTek Epoch2 Details



UV-Vis wavelength selection in 2 µL micro-volume samples, cuvettes and 6- to 384-well plates
With a wavelength range of 200 nm to 999 nm, there aren’t many absorbance protocols that Epoch 2 can’t handle.

Color touchscreen with available WiFi, Bluetooth and flash drive connectivity
Epoch 2 has a built-in 10” touchscreen computer with functionality you’d expect, making it a complete workstation without requiring an external pc.

Full Gen5™ data analysis onboard or PC for all read modes
There’s no comprise in software functionality with Epoch 2 – BioTek’s complete Gen5 software is conveniently available onboard, with unlimited functionality.

Advanced incubator design to 65 °C and new Condensation Control™
Some important applications like biofuels research and food & beverage safety and quality call for higher incubation temperatures than typically expected. Epoch 2 can meet these assay requirements. Kinetic assays are optimized with Condensation Control to prevent interference caused by condensation on plate lids.

Advanced shaking profiles including linear, orbital and double orbital
With three shaking profiles, including programmable frequency and duration, Epoch 2 can manage assays that require very gentle shaking, like some cell-based protocols or intense, vigorous shaking such as yeast or bacterial growth assays

ODEasy
The ODEasy app for Epoch 2 has a simple, touchscreen-friendly interface for quick absorbance measurements. Data is displayed, ready for printing or exporting
GENERAL
Detection modes Absorbance
Read methods Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning, well area scanning
Microplate types 6- to 384-well plates
Other labware supported Take 3 Micro-Volume Plates
Temperature control 4-Zone™ incubation to 65 °C with Condensation Control
+ 0.2 °C at 37 °C
Shaking Linear, orbital, double orbital
Software Gen5™ Data Analysis Software
Gen5 Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance (option)
Automation BioStack and 3rd party automation compatible
BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator compatible
ABSORBANCE
Light source Xenon flash
Detector photodiode
Wavelength selection monochromator
Wavelength range 200 - 999 nm, selectable in 1 nm increments
Monochromator bandwidth 2.9 nm
Dynamic range 0 - 4.0 OD
Resolution 0.0001 OD
Pathlength correction yes
Monochromator wavelength accuracy + 2 nm
Monochromator wavelength repeatability + 0.2 nm
OD accuracy 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.010
2.0 to 2.5 OD + 3% + 0.010
OD linearity 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.010
2.0 to 2.5 OD + 3% + 0.010
OD repeatability 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.005
2.0 to 2.5 OD + 3% + 0.005
Stray light 0.03% at 230 nm
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells sweep read: 8 seconds
384 wells sweep read: 14 seconds
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Power 100 - 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz
Part #
EPOCH2
EPOCH2T
EPOCH2C
EPOCH2TC
Incubation
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Shaking
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Gen5 Software*
Touchscreen
 
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Cuvette port
 
 
robotics


BioTek’s robotic instruments can help automate workflows in your laboratory. Many life science workflows benefit from expanded automation, for increased throughput or process efficiency. BioTek offers unique automation solutions that integrate with our microplate washers, dispensers, readers and imagers. BioStack is a compact stacker that offers fast plate exchange options for 50 plates or more, and patented plate de-lidding and re-lidding with BioStack 4 . BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator links BioTek readers or imagers together with washers and dispensers for full workflow automation of up to 8 microplates. Temperature, CO2/O2 and humidity levels are controlled and monitored through the BioSpa software to maintain an ideal environment for cell cultures during all experimental stages.
Take3


Micro-volume quantification is fast and easy with the Take3™ and Take3 Trio Micro-Volume plates, used in your BioTek microplate reader. Measure multiple 2 µL samples at a time, without diluting and without needing specialized equipment. Pre-programmed nucleic acid and protein protocols in Gen5 make quantification fast and easy.

  • Low volume 2 µL nucleic acid and protein quantification
  • Pre-programmed protocols in Gen5 Software
  • Absorbance and fluorescence detection
  • Easy, wipe-off maintenance
  • Read 2 µL microspots, BioCells or standard cuvettes
  • Gen5


    Gen5 software controls all BioTek automated microplate readers, configuring system and data collection parameters, analysis and a variety of reporting and exporting features. One-click export to Excel® makes it fast and easy to export displayed data.
    Gen5 Secure software is available for GxP compliant laboratories with features that support 21 CFR Part 11 rules.