Press Release Summary:
Along with xenon lamp and internal reference detector, BioMate 3 and GENESYS 10 Bio feature firmware that promotes instrument performance and flexibility by offering pre-programmed assay methods for protein and nucleic acid analysis. These include methods for Pierce colorimetric protein assays and Pierce BCA and Coomassie Plus assay kits. Methods can be altered, and multiple copies can be saved. Oligo calculator and interface for pre-programmed nucleic acid assays are also included.
Original Press Release:
Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Improved Programming for Thermo Scientific BioMate 3 and GENESYS 10 UV-Visible Spectrophotometers
Thermo Scientific Pierce® Protein Assay Methods Included for Accurate Quantitation
MADISON, Wis., (June 12, 2008) - Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced the release of new embedded software (firmware) for the Thermo Scientific BioMate 3 and GENESYS 10 Bio Spectrophotometers. Designed specifically for researchers in the life science laboratory, the BioMate 3 and GENESYS 10 Bio provide built-in assay methods for added convenience. This new instrument firmware improves instrument performance, convenience and flexibility by including new and improved pre-programmed assay methods for protein and nucleic acid analysis.
The new firmware includes assay methods for many Thermo Scientific Pierce colorimetric protein assays. Pierce protein assays facilitate accurate quantitation of total protein in solution. The Thermo Scientific Pierce BCA and Coomassie Plus (Better Bradford) Assay Kits offer convenience, ease of use and precise protein estimation. In addition, firmware's pre-programmed methods can easily be altered to meet specific laboratory needs. Multiple copies of a method can be saved if slight variations are desired.
The new firmware's interface for pre-programmed nucleic acid assays has also been improved. Individual pre-configured methods are available for DNA, RNA and ssDNA measurements. The oligo calculator feature, which allows you to determine the molecular weight, theoretical Tm, and absorption concentration factor for user-entered sequences, has also been updated to facilitate more complex analysis of oligo nucleotide sequences.
An improved sample measurement algorithm provides better instrument performance without a noticeable increase in measurement time. This enhancement significantly improves the accuracy of measurements made with small volume cells (microcells) and the VERSA fiber optic probe accessory. A dramatically reduced instrument boot-up time allows the user to start taking data within two minutes of turning on the instrument, increasing laboratory productivity. Current users can update their instruments using a link to the download utility found on the UV-Visible homepage at http://www.thermo.com/uv-vis.
The BioMate 3 and GENESYS 10 Bio are dual beam spectrophotometers designed specifically for the life science research lab and feature a long lifetime xenon lamp and an internal reference detector. A range of accessories are available for temperature control, automation, and fiber optic measurements.
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