For DNA, RNA, Protein and More.




Smallest Sample Volumes

Even the smallest samples can be easily pipetted into the measurement position. The hydrophobic ring facilitates sample placement. After measure­ment, the sample can be wiped off or recovered.

High Dynamic Range

The optical path length can be set to 0.2 or 1 mm. A motor positions the sample chamber to the chosen pathlength with highest precision. For some proto-cols, the instrument can be set to automatically select the best pathlength.

Precise, Reproducible Measurement.

The compressed sample is surrounded by inert materials. This eliminates evaporation of the free liquid column, which means there will be no in-crease of concentration and false results. Unlike conventional instruments, the surfaces do not require frequent reconditioning.

Intuitive Touchscreen Operation

In addition to the intuitive color touchscreen interface, entries can be made on softkeys, or on the optional computer mouse or even a separate computer keyboard, depending on the user´s preference.

Instant Setup – Shortest Measurement Time

Turn on Colibri and you are ready to go. The measurement time is less than 5 seconds.


Colibri offers a comprehensive on-board software package:

Measurement data is organized and saved according to the project and can be retrieved at any time. With a 2 GB internal memory, this capacity will last for the life of the instrument. Samples can be named individually or auto-matically for later identification and reporting. Reports are available on a printer or as CSV files. The printout is 112 mm wide, allowing for a layout in a convenient format. Alternatively, reports can be saved on a USB memory stick for further processing on a lab computer. For measurement and calculation of concentrations, up to 9 preset protocols are available. Whereas DNA or RNA measurements do not require much calculation, protein measurements represent a wide field. Five protocol types take care of all known requirements, such as measurement at 280 nm, Bradford and Lowry methods, different dye labels and many more. Standard curve calculations include point-to-point, polynomial, sigmoid and exponential curves. For UV-VIS spectral measurement, a separate