Jasco Inc. has released the V-630Bio model UV, VIS and near-IR spectrophotometer. It comprises an intelligent remote module that contains a color LCD touch screen and a micro cell holder. Features include a rapid-start function for running routine procedures and an automatic accessory-recognition function. The device comes with software for protein and nucleic acid measurement, melting curves and kinetics studies, and a protein quantitation program with six different calibration methods. It can be used for spectrum scanning, kinetics, quantitative analysis and colorimetric tests for quality control and environmental analysis. The software is available in a version that is compliant with 21 Code of Federal Regulations, part 11.