Optical Density Scanner (Handheld)

BugLab is an industry leader in the field of OD measurement instruments and Optical Biomass Sensor Systems.

The handheld optical density scanner / biomass sensor measures back-scattering reflectance at a wavelength of 1310 nm, where optical penetration into the medium is < 3 cm and the optically sampled volume is ~200 ul. This measurement volume is small enough to allow measurements in small shake flasks and eliminates the need to open them to measure biomass. Simply point the sensor into a shake flask and, within 6 seconds, your biomass measurement is complete. No more dilutions or wasted samples!

OD Scanner measurements are automatically initiated when the position sensors are engaged against a shake flask and correct sensor placement is confirmed with audio and visual indicators. The instrument directly reports highly linear biomass from 0.05 to 10 g/L with high accuracy (<15% error) and is suitable for a wide range of vessel sizes (50 to 2000 mL) and materials (glass, PC, PET, etc.).

Up to 999 measurements can be stored and downloaded via USB to your PC. The pre-installed rechargeable batteries can be recharged as many as 1500 times and no disposable parts are required for operation of the instrument, ensuring low operating costs and minimal maintenance.

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