NanoPhotometer® N120

High Throughput Champion

12-Channel Microvolume Spectrophotometer | 20 seconds per full run | Scan Range 200 – 900 nm


Broad Detection Range
dsDNA: 2 – 8,000 ng/µl
BSA: 0.06 – 230 mg/ml

Built-in Web Application Server

Standalone or Remote Operated
Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS

Portable with Battery Option*
Only 20 x 20 x 12 cm footprint

GMP, GLP, GxP Ready
21 CFR Part 11 and IQOQ option

5-Star Customer Support
Live application support 24/5



Saves time and avoids
manual dilution errors

Effortless integration into any LIMS system

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

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),
    Kinetics in a drop
  • UV-Vis Spectroscopy applications: Wavelength (including formula editor),
    Wavescan, Standard Curve, Concentration, Absorbance Ratio

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  • Fast High Throughput

    With full scan capability range from 200 - 900 nm for rapid and complete sample analysis in as little as 1.7 seconds per sample, the NanoPhotometer® N120 record breaking design will exceed expectations. Measure 96 samples up to 126 times faster with 33% less operational steps required when compared to other scanning measurement methods like e.g. microplate readers. In addition to saving hands-on time with the one step Auto Sample Feature, you attain detailed information for each sample – including full high resolution scan results along with sample purity ratios.


  • Stand-Alone Operation

    Save valuable bench space. An integrated computer with an Intel Celeron dual core 2.4 GHz processor and 128 GB of SSD data storage eliminates the need for a dedicated external computer. The compact, all-in-one design including a 7’’ glove compatible touch display and a built-in battery pack significantly reduces the benchtop footprint of the device. Multi-sample spectroscopy can now be taken under a laminar flow hood/clean bench, shared between labs, or out into the field. Preprogrammed applications are available for nucleic acid quantitation and purity check (dsDNA, ssDNA, RNA, mRNA, miRNA, Oligos including dye-labeled samples) as well as for protein quantitation and purity check (BSA, Antibodies, IgG, IgE, Serum Albumin, etc., including dye-labeled samples), small molecules in organic solvents, kinetics in a drop, and more.


  • Trusted Technology

    For over a decade prestigious biological, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, as well as research organizations around the globe have relied on Implen spectrophotometers. The NanoPhotometer® is the most innovative line of microvolume UV/Vis spectrophotometers – cited by thousands of scientific publications worldwide.


  • Easy Sample Application

    The NanoPhotometer® N120 features our unique and proprietary 12 Point Technology™ which consists of several positioning guides for single and multi-channel pipettes. Patented illuminated sample windows and animated sample processing grid ensures convenient and error free sample application (dsDNA, ssDNA, RNA, mRNA, miRNA, Oligos including dye-labeled samples). The design is compatible with various multi-channel pipettes and supports the user while positioning the tips on the sample windows.

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  • Clean with Confidence

    Smooth quartz glass surfaces provide straightforward cleaning. Feel confident your instrument is clean with integrated warnings that alert users of dirty sample surfaces, fingerprints or lint. A simple swipe with a KimWipe™ makes sample cleaning a breeze.


  • Accurate Spectroscopy

    Sample Compression Technology™ provides unmatched precision and accuracy with reliable UV/Vis spectrophotometer measurement geometry of challenging samples including proteins. A capillary film is formed between two quartz surfaces with each sample eliminating the need for surface tension and avoiding evaporation. This guarantees accurate and reliable readings for Nucleic Acid and Protein quantifications as well as purity checks for 260/280 and 260/230 ratios and other UV/Vis spectroscopy applications including kinetics in a drop.

  • Consistent Spectroscopy Results

    Reliably analyze up to 12 samples per run over a wide concentration range (2 to 8,000 ng/µl for dsDNA). In comparison to other technologies, the NanoPhotometer® N120 also provides trustworthy data for the accurate determination of 260/280 and 260/230 ratios. Blank Control™ and Sample Control™ monitor the entire measurement process and will highlight readings that are not within the expected purity range.


  • Easy

    NPOS Operating System: intuitive graphical user interfaces (GUI) providing one-step method access, pre-programmed and customizable applications based on the ultimate level of data security. Import and export of sample IDs from Excel files is available for fast and automated sample mapping.

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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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  • Fast & Maintenance Free Spectrophotometer

    True Path Technology™ covers the extensive dynamic range with two precisely defined path lengths. The sealed mechanical setup has two fixed anchor points that are not changing over the lifetime of the instrument. No recalibration is necessary. Implen guarantees lifetime accuracy.


  • Mobile Design

    Microvolume spectroscopy can now be taken anywhere in the small light-weight size UV/Vis spectrophotometer of 20x20x12 cm and between 5 to 5.2 kg depending on the configuration. Mobility is redefined with an optional built-in battery pack for up to 3 hours of stand-alone operation.


  • Certainty in Real Time

    Sample Control™ - the leading edge quality control technology for UV/Vis spectrophotometers to identify air bubbles, sample impurities, turbidity, lint residue and potential contaminations also utilizing 260/280 and 260/230 ration calculations and determinations. Sample Control™ monitors handling characteristics and sample quality in real time to ensure that the measured concentrations of e.g. nucleic acids and proteins are reproducible and most precise.


  • 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.

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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.

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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.
    AirPrint® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA

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  • Flexible Unit Control

    Mobile and easy control of the NanoPhotometer® is possible via Wi-Fi from tablets (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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  • Confidence with Blank Control™

    Be sure that your data are precise with Implen’s unique Blank Control™ feature for UV/Vis spectrophotometers. Blanks with high background or residues from previous users are the main cause of inaccurate readings. Blank Control™ will protect you from wasting time and precious samples (e.g. nucleic acid and/or protein samples) on inaccurate readings caused by high background blanks or inappropriate cleaning.

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  • 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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