UV-Vis spectroscopy instruments

Industry-tested analytical solutions


Meet your analytical challenges with our complete line of Thermo Scientific UV-Vis/Vis Spectrophotometers. Our proven designs and user-friendly software help you quantify, assess purity, and more. Experience accuracy, ease-of-use, and reliability in an affordable package.


Go from samples to answers quickly and easily with UV-Vis and Vis instruments designed to streamline measurements with consistent, high-quality results, time after time. Rely on industry-tested solutions for industrial quality control and the education, pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage, life science, and basic research communities.

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UV-Vis and Vis instrument selection guide

Choose the instrument family that’s right for you






Recommended for:
  • Education
  • Education/Advanced teaching labs
  • Industrial QA/QC
  • Research
  • Life Science
  • Industrial QA/QC
  • Pharmaceutical QA/QC
  • Research
  • Life Science
  • Education
  • Life Science Research
  • Biotechnology QA/QC
  • Live display of ABS & %T 
  • Quantitative analysis (Beer's Law)
  • Fast Scanning OD600 cell growth analysis
  • QA/QC
  • Reaction monitoring 
  • Colorimetric analysis
  • Life Science analysis
  • QA/QC
  • Pharmaceutical analysis
  • Kinetics experiments
  • Protein and DNA assays
  • Current USP, EP, and JP compliance
  • 21 CFR part 11 compliance*

*with Insight Pro Security Software

  • DNA & RNA quantification 
  • Protein quantification
  • Colorimetric Protein assays (BCA, Bradford, Pierce660 etc)
  • OD600 and custom methods
  • Kinetics
  • Standard sample compartment holds both cuvettes and test tubes
  • Spill proof, washable sample compartment

Sample compartment accommodates a wide range of accessories (options vary by model)

  • Single cell holders
  • Supports test tubes (GENESYS 30/40/50)
  • 4 and 8-cell changer options (GENESYS 140/150/180 & BioMate 160)
  • 8-cell changer included (GENESYS 180)
  • Sipper, Peltier
  • Fiber optic probe opens (GENESYS 150/180 and BioMate 160)
  • Wide range of accessories to help measure any sample including film holders, auto samplers, fiber optic probes, integrating sphere, and reflectance accessories
  • SMART accessories minimize instrument set-up time and operation errors with cell changers and sipper
  • Single and 8-position water or Peltier thermostatted cell holders
  • Sample-retention system allows direct measurements from 1-2 μL of sample   
  • Optional cuvette position offers experimental flexibility 
  • Pre-programmed applications based on sample, measurement and assay type 
  • Large dynamic range requires no dilutions
Instrument features
  • USB for data storage and PC control (optional)
  • Built-in cuvette and test tube racks
  • Small footprint
  • Low stray light optical system delivers exceptional linearity and reproducibility
  • Affordable price and low cost of ownership 
  • Xenon flash lamp guaranteed for up to 3 years of maintenance-free use (GENESYS 50/150/180 models, BioMate 160 models)
  • Tungsten Halogen lamp (GENESYS 30/40/140 models)
  • Fixed and variable bandwidth options
  • Xenon flash lamp guaranteed for up to 3 years of maintenance-free use
  • Extensive range of accessory options to meet a wide array of sampling requirements
  • Small footprint
  • NanoDrop One with wide dynamic range (2-27,500ng/μL for dsDNA NanoDrop One), no dilutions necessary Acclaro Sample Intelligence technology for sample contaminant information
  • No consumables,  low cost of ownership
  • Xenon flash lamp guarantees maintenance-free use
  • added cuvette option for  experimental flexibility
  • Simple on-board controls with color graphical screen
  • On-board control with high-resolution, touch screen
  • Full-featured control and analysis PC software
  • NanoDrop One/OneC: Standalone unit, touchscreen interface; NanoDrop Lite Plus with local control screen; PC control for other models
  • All PC models compatible with Windows® 10 Pro (64)
  • Thermo Fisher Cloud-based application for data storage, analysis and sharing for NanoDrop One
  • Full visible spectrum scan in only 15 seconds
  • Quantitative analysis with a factor or up to four standards
  • Easy to use interface
  • Software platform: VISIONlite 5 Software available for remote computer control
  • Intuitive touch screen software with full UV-Vis or Visible spectral range
  • Comprehensive set of on-board applications including:
    • Live Display
    • Quantitative analysis
    • Scanning
    • Kinetics
    • Fixed wavelength measurements
  • Software platform: VISIONlite 5 Software available for remote computer control
  • Fully capable Insight Pro PC software
  • Automated calculations and analysis for solving complex quantitative analyses
  • Comply with current 2019 USP, EP, or JP requirements
  • Validate your system with Insight Pro Software includes methods to run IQ/OQ verification testing
  • Optional Insight Pro Security Software available to achieve 21 CFR part 11 compliance
  • Software platform: Insight Pro Software
  • Pre-programmed applications for life science (all models)
  • Standalone, NanoDrop One touchscreen interface with data transfer to PC via USB, WiFi, Ethernet
  • NanoDrop One algorithms for contaminant analysis
  • Software platform: NanoDrop-model specific software
  • Optional Software for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
  • USB-connected thermal or PCL6 printer
  • Snap-on printer available
  • Print via USB, Ethernet or optional Wi-Fi*

* available for specific models only

  • Print directly to any Windows® compatible printer
  • WiFi and USB printing available for NanoDrop One; NanoDrop Lite Plus specific printer option; direct printing from PC for all other models
Validation package
  • No
  • No
  • Validator for Insght Pro Software
  • Insight Pro Security Software
  • IQOQ packages*
  • Security Software*

*Available for NanoDrop One/OneC and NanoDrop Eight

SPECTRONIC 200 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

Support your teaching goals with the rugged, simple-to-use Thermo Scientific SPECTRONIC 200 spectrophotometer, the standard for quick and easy routine measurements in instructional and analytical laboratories.

GENESYS UV-Vis Spectrophotometers

Built for quality control, academia, and routine measurements, Thermo Scientific GENESYS Spectrophotometers give you a range of intuitive solutions for routine analysis and specialized measurements.

Evolution UV-Vis Spectrophotometers

Discover the next breakthrough material with Thermo Scientific Evolution Spectrophotometers. Simplified workflows, advanced technology, and an array of accessories consistently deliver the high-quality results you depend on.

NanoDrop UV-Vis Spectrophotometers

Thermo Scientific NanoDrop UV-Vis Microvolume Spectrophotometers feature a pioneering sample-retention system that enables direct measurements of 1-2 μL samples without dilutions and pre-programmed life science methods.

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer accessories

Extend your spectrophotometer’s capabilities

It’s easy to enhance the capabilities of your UV-Vis and Vis spectrophotometers with the right accessories and software. Upgrade your instrument hardware with a broad range of accessories for single- and multi-cell sample holders, temperature control units, sipper systems, fiber optic probes, interface cables, replacement lamps, standards, and more. Add optional software to enable higher resolution spectra scans, peak pick, scan overlay, kinetics, automated workflow calculations, performance verifications, and regulatory compliance. Choose the combinations that are just right for your needs.