Nucleic Acid Analyzer

Nucleic acids are the building blocks of life in all living things, from plants and animal to bacteria and viruses.  In research, it’s important to ascertain the purity of DNA and RNA samples prior to downstream processes.  Proteins and other contaminants like phenol and salts may interfere with the sample and produce a lower absorbance ratio.  This informs users that contaminants are present in the sample and allows a change to be made before contaminated sample ends up in downstream processes.  Fortunately, CST’s Nucleic Acid Analyzer is designed for continuous, real-time monitoring of nucleic acid purity.

  • Product Specifications

    • Measurement Principle: UV Absorbance
    • Range: 0-100 μg/ml Nucleic Acid in
      solution; 2 mg/ml Protein in solution; Pathlength = 1cm
      0-10000 μg/ml Nucleic Acid in
      solution; 200 mg/ml Protein in solution; Pathlength = 0.1mm
    • Accuracy:  ± 1% of Full Scale
    • Repeatability: ± 0.5% of Full Scale
    • Light Source: 260nm and 280nm LED
    • Detector: Silicon Photodiode
    • Display: 3.2″ Capacitive Touch Screen Display
    • Alarms: Contact Closure (60 VDC, 0.75 A max.)
    • Analog Output: 4-20 mA, isolated
    • Analog Loop Resistance: 500 ohms @ 24 VDC
    • Digital Output: USB-B, RS-485 (Modbus)
    • Power Consumption: 8.5 watts (max.)
    • Power Requirements: 24 VDC nominal  (12-48 VDC)
    • Enclosure Material: NEMA4X Anodized Aluminum
    • PX2+ Size: 5” H x 5.8” W x 2.8” D
    • Temperature: 5-50C
    • Weight: 3.5 lbs. (1.6kg)
    • Sample Introduction: 3/8″ 316SS Cross Flow Cell
    • Process Pressure: 2000 psi max
    • Minimum Flow Rate: 100 ml/min