Life Science Toolbox for UV/VIS Spectroscopy

UV/VIS Life Science Applications in a Nutshell

UV/VIS Spectrophotometry has become a standard method used on a daily basis in many life science laboratories. This is mainly due to its simplicity; it does not require complex sample preparation, it is easy to perform and results are obtained within seconds.

A typical measurement requires only a small amount of sample, and as it is a non-destructive method, samples can be used for subsequent analyses. The field of life sciences typically applies UV/VIS spectrophotometry in the analysis of nucleic acids, proteins and bacterial cell cultures.

Our UV/VIS Life Science Applications in a Nutshell guide deepens into the most common applications:

  • Concentration determination of nucleic acids – DNA and RNA.
  • Purity of nucleic acids.
  • Concentration determination of proteins by direct measurement or colorimetric assays, study of enzymatic reactions, and monitoring growth curves of bacterial cell suspensions.

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