NanoPhotometer® C40


Standard / Microvolume Cuvette Spectrophotometer | Temperature Controlled | Scan Range 200 – 900 nm


Optimized for All Standard & Micro Cuvettes – Quartz, glass, or plastic (z-height of 8.5 mm)
Bandwidth better than 1.5 nm
Standalone or Remote Operated Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS
Portable with Battery Option Only 20 x 20 x 12 cm footprint
Built-in Web Application Server with REST API
GMP, GLP, GxP Ready 21 CFR Part 11 and IQOQ option
5-Star Customer Support Live, application support 24/5


No need for manufacturer specific cuvettes

Ready for pharmaceutical applications

Flexible unit control and access to data from anywhere
Ready to go into a glove box, under the hood, from lab bench to lab bench, or into the field
Effortless integration into any LIMS system
Full laboratory compliance with a peace of mind
Expert knowledge when you need it

Preprogrammed Applications & Features

  • Nucleic Acids (DNA, RNA, mRNA, Oligos, etc.) with QC Ratios (260/280 and 260/230)
  • Protein UV with QC Ratio (260/280)
  • Measure fluorescent dye-labeled Nucleic Acids and Proteins using absorbance
  • Potential contaminant identification
  • Further Life Science applications: OD600, Protein Assays (Bradford, BCA, Biuret), and Kinetics
  • UV-Vis Spectroscopy applications: Wavelength (including formula editor), Wavescan, Standard Curve, Concentration, and Absorbance Ratio

Mobile Design Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy can now be taken anywhere in the small light-weight size UV/Vis spectrophotometer of 20x20x12 cm and between 3.8 to 5 kg depending on the configuration. Mobility is redefined with an optional built-in battery pack for up to 8 hours of stand-alone operation.

Cuvette Holder with Temperature Control

Designed for open measurements: don’t lose time with closing a lid for each reading. Ideal for all UV/Vis spectroscopy applications including kinetics. Cuvette holder optimized for all standard cuvettes (quartz, glass and plastic) with a center height of 8.5 mm

Perfected for OD600 and Protein Assay

Perfected for OD600 and Protein Assay (Bradford, BCA) Measurements. The built-in high performance cuvette option (with a spectral resolution < 1.5 nm) in the NanoPhotometer® C40 provides a dynamic range of up to 2.6 OD, which can even be expanded using our proprietary DiluCell™. DiluCell™ 10 provides an automatic dilution of 1/10 expanding the range to 26 OD (1 cm). Click here for more information about the OD600 Application and Protein Assays.
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Rapid Scan Capability

Turn on and instantly measure without lamp warm-up time. Full scan capability from 200 – 900 nm provides rapid and complete sample analysis in only 2.5 seconds.

Stand-Alone Operation

No computer required. Built-in Computer with high performance Intel Celeron dual-core 2.4 GHz processor and 32 GB of onboard memory provide powerful and easy storage of methods and data. Preprogrammed UV/Vis spectrophotometer applications are available for nucleic acid quantitation and purity check using the 260/280 and 260/230 ratio (dsDNA, ssDNA, RNA, mRNA, miRNA, Oligos including dye-labeled samples) as well as for protein quantitation and purity check using the 260/280 ratio (BSA, Antibodies, IgG, IgE, Serum Albumin, etc., including dye-labeled samples), small molecules in organic solvents, kinetics, and more.
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Universal Data Output

Every NanoPhotometer® is able to generate formatted Excel and PDF document files for data processing or archiving of measurements on the lab network. The capability to print full page reports, labels and cryo labels via USB and through a network connection lends users the upmost flexibility for data output. Supported printers include AirPrint/IPP compatible printers supporting PDF format, printers with HP universal printer driver capability and DYMO label printers.
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Endless Connectivity

Equipped with Wi-Fi, built-In HotSpot, LAN, HDMI and USB A/B interface connections for remote instrument control, data accessibility and printing. NPOS now supports AirPrint /IPP compatible printers supporting PDF format, printers compatible with the HP universal driver and DYMO label printers (cryo and standard labels). The NanoPhotometer® is compatible with 1 and 2D bar code readers allowing for flexible and streamlined data entry. Unique file server functionality allows access of data stored on the NanoPhotometer® drive from any computer accessing the lab network.
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Ultimate Data Security

Malware, viruses and ransomware are serious threats to instrumentation working on Android or Windows based platforms. The proprietary NanoPhotometer® Operating System NPOS protects data in a secure environment immune to known malicious software. Whether running Apps on the NanoPhotometer/control device or downloading precious measurement results, your data is safe. For additional security the NanoPhotometer® does not allow browsing on the internet whilst providing safe access to control devices like computers, tablets and smart phones.

CFR21 Software

The CFR21 software complies with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 requirements and is an optional software tool ideal for GxP laboratories, which require proper electronic record-keeping for UV/Vis spectroscopic measurements utilizing a microvolume or cuvette UV/Vs spectrophotometer. It includes user management, access control, electronic signatures, data integrity, security, and audit trail functionality.
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Universal Linguist

NPOS now offers the user interface in a selection of languages. The advanced language functionality allows the operator to effectively understand and interact with the unit, boosting productivity in the lab. In addition to a new multilingual user interface, the NanoPhotometer® provides the flexibility to print results in multiple languages, which prevents misinterpretation of data and time consuming translations. The selection covers most widely spoken languages including English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish and will be continuously extended.

Flexible Unit Control

Mobile and easy control of the NanoPhotometer® is possible via Wi-Fi from tablets or smartphones (Android OS & iOS). Easy control from PCs (Windows & Mac) with fast and flexible connection options including Wi-Fi, USB and LAN.
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Maintenance Free Spectrophotometer

Sealed optics without any moving parts eliminates the need for costly and time consuming recalibrations. Durable, inert surfaces provide an easy to clean maintenance free design. Compatible with Worldwide Pharmacopeia Requirements. < 1.5 nm bandwidth built in. IQ/OQ package available.

Preprogrammed Apps

Preprogrammed applications are available for OD600 (Cell, Bacterial, Yeast Density), Bradford, BCA, dsDNA, ssDNA, RNA, mRNA, miRNA, Oligos, Proteins, and Antibodies including dye-labeled samples, small molecules, kinetics, and more.

Custom App Development

Affordable custom app development to create your personalized spectrophotometer


Fun for committed Spectroscopy Nerds: the NanoPhotometer® Crew

Meet the most dedicated individuals and witness their selfless never-ending commitment to provide trustworthy UV/Vis spectrophotometer results for researchers in every country around the world. Their adventures to provide highly accurate nucleic acid and protein quantification readings, purity checks (260/280 and 260/230 ratios) and other UV//Vis spectroscopy applications have been videotaped and are available on every instrument starting with firmware version 4.3 installed – with the new screensaver feature activated.

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