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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Gene Expression Center

NanoDrop® ND-2000 Spectrophotometer

The UW-Madison Biotechnology Center is currently open and following the university's COVID-19 Response regarding campus operations.

Room 2302 Independent Access Policy (November 2020)

Please note: Currently, access to the equipment in Biotech Center room 2302 is limited to staff from labs in the UWBC/Genetics building.

You must notify us of your intent to use the equipment at least 24 hours prior. This allows us to ensure the room is adequately stocked with required supplies in order to maintain appropriate social distancing.

UWBC COVID Room 2302 entry Protocol (11-30-20)
Please e-mail to request access to the Google calendar for scheduling your usage.

NanoDrop™ 2000/2000c Spectrophotometers

The NanoDrop®ND-2000 is a full-spectrum (190-840nm) spectrophotometer that measures 1ul samples with high accuracy and reproducibility. 

The small sample requirement of 1ul makes the NanoDrop ideally suited for measuring:

  • Nucleic acid concentration and quality of nucleic acid samples up to 15,000 ng/ul (dsDNA) without dilution
  • Fluorescent dye labeling density of nucleic acid microarray samples
  • Protein analysis (A280) up to 400 mg/ml (BSA)
  • Bradford Assay analysis of protein
  • Cell density measurements
  • General UV-Vis spectrophotometry

Access to the NanoDrop® is free of charge to GEC facility users.

All data and services provided by the University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center Gene Expression Center are intended for research purposes only. Services are not intended nor certified for diagnostic or clinical use.