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Spex NanoSNAP™
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Spex NanoSNAP™

High performance measurements of Nucleic Acids and Proteins in a SNAP

Spex NanoSNAP is a high-speed microvolume spectrophotometer dedicated to Life Science applications. It quantifies DNA, RNA and proteins and assesses their purity within seconds using as little as 1 μL of sample with no dilution required.

Spex NanoSNAP is versatile, with full wavelength coverage from 190 to 1000 nm. It combines high performance along with ease of use thanks to its nano hydrophobic coated sample window, LED viewing light and the cushioning design of the detection arm. Reports are saved on the internal memory and can be easily transferred to USB.

As well as the dedicated Life Science modes, the Spex NanoSNAP provides additional methods for self-defined protocols such as spectrum scanning, multiwavelength, quantitation and concentration.

Dedicated Life Science User Interface

The integrated 7-inch, color touch screen displays an intuitive graphic interface that makes navigation between the different measurement modes easy to learn and quick to use. Multiple measurement modes are available:

  • Nucleic acids concentration and purity: dsDNA, RNA, ssDNA
  • Protein A280: BSA, IGG, lysosome and custom proteins
  • Protein assays: BCA, Bradford, Modified Lowry for protein standard curve protocols
  • OD 600: Optical density at 600 nm and cells/mL calculation for cell cultures
  • More assays: Customized protocols using factor, standard curve and UV-Vis method



Spex NanoSNAP provides accurate results across the whole concentration range. Whether you are working with low or high DNA, RNA or proteins concentration, you can be confident with your measurement. Thanks to its level of accuracy identical to leading brands on the market, Spex NanoSNAP can easily be included in a laboratory already using other instruments or looking for new equipment.


Scientists should be able to rely on instruments that will provide consistent results on all their sample. Spex NanoSNAP provides results you can trust by achieving a high level of precision. With a precision level that compares to leading brands on the market, Spex NanoSNAP brings confidence to scientists in the results they obtain.

Animal Tissue, Plants, and Plasmids

The evaluation of Spex NanoSNAP for the analysis of various animal tissue, plant and plasmid DNA templates and the comparison of results obtained with leading brands show a perfect agreement between the different instruments. Spex NanoSNAP can easily be introduced in a laboratory setting without loss of conformity or functionality when analyzing DNA concentrations.

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  • Nano Spectrophotometer for Nucleic Acids and Proteins measurement
  • Performance and ease of use with hydrophobic-coated sample window and cushioned sample arm
  • Touch-screen interface features preprogrammed DNA, RNA and proteins measurements protocols, with customized methods available
  • Fast measurement and high throughput with the Auto Run mode
  • Only a drop of sample needed
  • Fast measurement in 3 seconds
Sample Volume 1 μL minimum volume
Footprint Dimensions (W x D x H) 8.1 in x 13.1 in x 6.5 in (206 mm x 333 mm x 166 mm)
Weight 7.8 lb (3.5 kg)
Power Adapter Input: AC 100-230 V, 50/60 Hz; Output: DC 24 V, 2.08 A
CE Approved Yes
Pathlength 0.5 mm or 0.05 mm, selectable
Light Source Pulsed Xenon flash lamp
Detector Type 2048 element CMOS
Wavelength Range 190 to 1000 nm
Spectral Resolution 1.5 nm (FWHM at Hg 253.7 nm)
Absorbance Range (1 cm equivalent) 0 (0.04) to 400 A
Detection Range dsDNA: 2 to 20,000 ng/μL, BSA: 0.06 to 600 mg/mL
Data Port 1 USB Type-A front port for USB flash drive
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