Biochrom WPA range of Colorimeters & Spectrophotometers

Biowave 3+ Colour Touch Life Science Spectrophotometers

Biowave 3+ Colour Touch Life Science Spectrophotometers


Wavelength Range: 190 to 1100 nm

Fast and easy to use wavelength scanning, kinetics, single or multiple wavelength reading, standard curve and absorbance ratio capability

Pre-loaded Life Science Methods:

  • Nucleic Acid quantification
  • Protein applications (Bradford, Lowry, Biuret, BSA)
  • Nucleic Acid and Protein fluorescent dyes
  • OD 600 Microbial growth
  • Tm calculation

Lightweight and stackable for easy storage

2 year warranty

The Biowave 3+ Colour Touch offers all the benefits and capabilities of a research grade Life Science spectrophotometer with the robust design, ease of use and reasonable cost that also makes it perfect for students.

Built in Life Science methods
Pre-programmed methodologies for nucleic acid quantification (DNA, RNA and oligonucleotides), protein assays (BCA, Biuret, Bradford and Lowry) and for cell culture density (OD600) measurements. The visualisation of the nucleic acid scan is particularly useful, especially for RNA samples where impurities may be present in the 230 nm region,. yet not have an adverse effect on the A260/A280 ratio. The system is compatible with low volume UV cuvettes. For those samples that need the most precise results, the Biowave 3+ CT also comes loaded with a menu of commonly available fluorescent dyes to specifically target nucleic acids and proteins.

In kinetics mode, the basic plot of absorbance against time may be supplemented with the result for A/min, plus the correlation coefficient is also calculated for the duration of the assay. This slope may be multiplied automatically by a factor to convert it directly to rate of reaction.

Flexible Data Viewing and Export Options
The 5 inch colour touch screen allows users to distinguish multiple samples by colour on graph overlays and the zoom and track functions gives the ability to focus on areas of interest.

Results may be downloaded to a USB flash drive or printed to an optional integrated graphical printer for a permanent record. Alternatively results can be exported via a cable connection to a suitable PC running Print Via Computer (PVC) software or wireless Bluetooth® accessory (optional).

Ordering Information

Part Number Description
80-3007-57 WPA Biowave 3+ CT
80-3007-58 WPA Biowave 3+ CT with Printer
80-3007-59 WPA Biowave 3+ CT with Bluetooth
80-3007-60 WPA Biowave 3+ CT with Printer and Bluetooth
Download Biowave 3+ Color Touch User Manual

Comprehensive IQ/OQ Support for your Biowave instrument:

As a full-service provider, Biochrom can verify that your instrument and software are installed and operating to specification, helping you meet your regulatory requirements and giving you confidence in your day to day results. Comprehensive IQ/OQ documentation and service support is available for our Biowave instruments allowing the qualification of wavelength accuracy, wavelength repeatability, photometric accuracy, stray light, resolution, noise, and drift. We offer expert support from our trained service engineers, who are available to perform the IQ/OQ and validate your spectrophotometer using Certified Reference Materials calibrated with full traceability to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Test procedures include:

  • IQ (Installation Qualification) is a step-by-step procedure to ensure that the hardware and software are installed in a controlled manner, covering location, environment, PC set up and accessory connection
  • OQ (Operational Qualification) validates that the hardware and software are functioning according to the manufacturer’s specification once installed

When to perform IQ/OQ:

  • First use, during a new instrument installation
  • Re-validation when you move or relocate your instrument
  • Changing your PC
  • Adding any new accessories to the instrument

If your lab requires IQ (Installation Qualification) and OQ (Operational Qualification), contact us??to learn more.

IQ/OQ Ordering Information

Part Number Product Description
80-3007-72 Biowave 3 (Keypad version) IQ/OQ documentation Document contains all procedures required to ensure the installation and qualification of the system according to the manufacturer’s specification.
80-3007-73 Biowave 3+ CT (touchscreen version) IQ/OQ documentation Document contains all procedures required to ensure the installation and qualification of the system according to the manufacturer’s specification.
80-5001-02 IQ/OQ Validation daily rate IQ/OQ Engineer’s visit which includes all parts and labor (2-day visit minimum is required)

Technical Specifications

Specification Data
Range 190 to 1100 nm
Monochromator Flat grating
Calibration Automatic upon switch on
Beam Height 15 mm
Spectral Bandwidth3 nm
Accuracy ±2 nm
Reproducibility ±1 nm
Light SourceXenon flash lamp
Detector Twin CMOS array
Photometric Range -0.300 to 2.500 A, 0.3 to 199 %T
Photometric Linearity ±1.3 % or ±0.008 A whichever is greater at 546 nm
Photometric Reproducibility ±0.002 A to 0.5 A at 546 nm
Stray Light <0.5 %T 340 nm
Stability ±0.01 A/h at 340 nm
Noise ±0.005 peak to peak ±0.002 RMS
Dimensions 260 × 390 × 100 mm
Weight 3.00 kg3.00 kg
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