Aug 2010Thermo Fisher Scientific, Molecular SpectroscopyRequest Info
MADISON, Wis., Aug. 25, 2010 — Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has launched its Evolution 200 series next-generation ultraviolet/visible spectrophotometers featuring new Insight software with Customized User Environment (CUE) scripting capabilities. The series includes three instruments designed for specific applications from standard quantitative analysis to research life sciences assays. They perform routine quality assurance/quality control analyses in the life sciences, food and beverage, and materials science industries, and they offer fast data collection rates for kinetics measurements at up to 100 data points/s.
The instruments feature high-quality accessories and application-specific technology to meet a variety of sampling needs. Smart accessories enable accurate, cost-effective sample handling with automated software recognition and programmable control. Adding temperature control and fiber optic accessories can increase the instruments’ productivity and extend sampling options.
The Evolution 220 and Evolution 260 Bio feature application focused beam geometry technology that tailors their optical systems to specific applications for microcells, solid sampling and fiber optics. The latter includes enhanced Insight life sciences software that offers preprogrammed assay methods for increased accuracy and convenience.
The next-generation software simplifies method creation and results interpretation. The data browser feature allows users to preview a thumbnail of results before opening the file and to sort by workbook type, file name and date. The workbook format helps organize data, method and accessory options by saving them all in one place. The workbook can be reopened to continue capturing data using the same instrument configuration to save time and improve the accuracy of results. CUE scripting enables the user to create a customized interface and simplifies work flow. CUE works with the software to display only the most relevant information for the given application to improve accuracy, reproducibility and throughput in the laboratory.
The spectrophotometers are available in both locally and computer-controlled configurations. A locally controlled instrument with an embedded computer can be used to drive the software using touch-screen technology. This easy-to-use ergonomic option allows users to perform all software functions using an embedded computer, increasing ease of use and saving bench space while allowing sophisticated analysis and data reporting. Both locally and computer-controlled configurations can be run externally using the same software.