The ND-8000 eight-sample spectrophotometer from NanoDrop Technologies Inc. can measure eight samples as small as 1 μl simultaneously. Based on the ND-1000, the device can process a sample in less than 30 s, including preparation, loading, spectral reading and wiping of the optical surfaces. An eight-channel pipette loads samples directly onto the fiber optic measurement surface. Once the upper surface contacts the sample, a liquid bridge forms, and samples are assessed at two path lengths to achieve a wide dynamic range. To clean, users wipe the samples from the pedestals with a lab wipe. By conserving samples, the instrument allows quality-control checks at critical points in complex work flows.