NanoDrop Products Guide

Pipette. Measure. Know.

Quantify DNA, RNA and protein samples in seconds with only 1–2µL using Thermo Scientific NanoDrop instruments. Whether you choose a NanoDrop UV-Vis spectrophotometer or fluorospectrometer, you can rely on patented* NanoDrop technology for accurate, fast results to assess sample concentration and purity. 

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Choose the NanoDrop instrument that's right for you

Simplify DNA, RNA, and protein quantitation with direct sample measurement.

  NanoDrop One/Oneᶜ
NanoDrop 8000
NanoDrop Lite
NanoDrop 3300
NanoDrop 2000/2000c
Full-spectrum microvolume UV-Vis measurements with a cuvette option in a single instrument

Higher throughput, full-spectrum microvolume UV-Vis measurements

Basic microvolume UV measurements

Full-spectrum microvolume fluorescence measurements

Full-spectrum microvolume UV-Vis measurements; cuvette option available
Measures 1-2 μL sample

Dynamic range (ng/μL dsDNA) 2.027,500*
ng/μL for dsDNA
ng/μL for dsDNA
ng/μL for dsDNA
< 1 fmol
ng/µL for dsDNA
Full-spectral data


Pre-programmed methods for nucleic acids and proteins

Measures nucleic acid A260/A280 ratio


Measures nucleic acid A260/A230 ratio


Measures purified protein A280


Measures protein A260/A280 ratio


Pre-programmed methods for colorimetric assays (BCA, Bradford, Lowry, Pierce 660)


Measures protein and peptides at A205


Custom methods


Built-in cuvette option


Standalone local control



High-resolution touchscreen interface

Measures fluorescently-labeled nucleic acid and protein samples using absorbance


Measures a wide variety of fluorescence assays: RiboGreen™, PicoGreen™, GFP, BFP mutants, Hoechst, 4-MU, Quantum Dots, OPA, DyLite™, Alexa Fluor™, etc.      

Measures multiple fluorophores from a single sample      

Auto-Measure capability

Contaminant identification

Embedded technical support

Password protected access



Enhanced connectivity (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth™)

Thermo Fisher Connect (Cloud enabled)


* lowest detection limit is 0.2 ng/μL with 10 mm cuvette

Move one step closer with next-generation microvolume UV-Vis

Be more successful in downstream applications when you qualify your sample before use with the NanoDrop One UV-Vis spectrophotometer built with novel Thermo Scientific Acclaro Sample Intelligence Technology.


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* Patents US6628382 and US6809826.