Accuris Smart-Q 100 and Smart-Q 800 Fluorometers | Fluorometer

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Accuris Smart-Q Fluorometer: Precise DNA, RNA, and Protein Quantification

Summer Promotion! Purchase a Smart-Q Series Fluorometer, Get 2 Quantification Kits FREE. A $262.00 Value! Use promo code: QUANT2024. You must add the quantification codes to the shopping cart in order to apply the discount. Offer valid through July 31, 2024.

Discover the Accuris Smart-Q Fluorometer series, designed for accurate and efficient quantification of DNA, RNA, and protein samples. Our advanced fluorescence detection technology offers superior specificity and precision compared to traditional UV-absorbance methods

Key Features of Smart-Q Fluorometers

  • 7-inch color touchscreen with intuitive interface
  • Blue and Red LED light sources for versatile fluorescent dye compatibility
  • Rapid results in under 6 seconds
  • Compatible with various assay kits, including Accuris Fluorescent DNA Quantification Kits
  • USB data export for easy PC integration

Smart-Q 100 vs Smart-Q 800: Choose Your Ideal Model

Feature Smart-Q 100 Smart-Q 800
Sample Processing Single sample Up to 8 samples
Assay Tube Size 0.5mL 0.2mL (single or 8-tube strip)
Ideal For Low-volume labs High-throughput workflows
Measurement Speed ≤ 5 seconds ≤ 6 seconds
Weight 1.6kg / 3.5lbs 2.0kg / 4.4lbs

Both models feature a dynamic range of 4-5 orders of magnitude, ensuring accurate measurements across a wide spectrum of sample concentrations.

Applications and Benefits

  • NGS library preparation
  • PCR and qPCR setup
  • Protein expression analysis
  • Gene expression studies

Smart-Q Fluorometers utilize advanced curve-fitting algorithms to establish calibration curves, ensuring precise concentration determinations for your unknown samples

Accuris DNA Quantification Kits

Enhance your Smart-Q Fluorometer's capabilities with our specialized DNA Quantification Kits:

  • High Sensitivity dsDNA Assay Kit: For precise quantification of low-concentration samples
  • Broad Range dsDNA Assay Kit: Ideal for a wide range of DNA concentrations

Our kits are highly selective for double-stranded DNA, minimizing interference from other biomolecule.

 

Why Choose Accuris Smart-Q Fluorometers?

  1. Precision: Achieve higher accuracy than UV-absorbance methods
  2. Versatility: Quantify DNA, RNA, and proteins with a single instrument
  3. Efficiency: Rapid results and easy-to-use interface streamline your workflow
  4. Compatibility: Works with Accuris kits and those from other suppliers
  5. Scalability: Choose between single-sample and high-throughput models

Elevate your molecular biology research with the Accuris Smart-Q Fluorometer. Experience the perfect blend of accuracy, speed, and user-friendly design in DNA, RNA, and protein quantification.

 How does the Smart-Q Fluorometer compare to other DNA quantification methods?

The Smart-Q Fluorometer offers several advantages compared to other DNA quantification methods:

  • Higher sensitivity and specificity: Fluorometric methods like the Smart-Q are generally more sensitive and specific for DNA quantification compared to UV-spectrophotometry techniques. They can detect lower concentrations of DNA and are better at distinguishing between DNA, RNA, and other contaminants.

  • Accuracy for low concentrations: The Smart-Q Fluorometer is particularly well-suited for measuring low concentrations of DNA samples, which can be challenging for spectrophotometric methods.

  • Wide dynamic range: Smart-Q Fluorometers typically have a dynamic range of 4-5 orders of magnitude, allowing accurate measurements across a broad spectrum of sample concentrations.

  • Speed: The Smart-Q provides rapid results, with measurements taking under 6 seconds per sample.

  • Versatility: It can quantify DNA, RNA, and proteins using different fluorescent dyes, making it a versatile tool for various molecular biology applications.

  • Ease of use: The Smart-Q features a user-friendly touchscreen interface, making it simpler to operate compared to some other quantification methods.

  • Compatibility: It works with various assay kits, including those from other suppliers, providing flexibility in experimental design.

  • Sample conservation: Fluorometric methods like the Smart-Q often require smaller sample volumes compared to some spectrophotometric techniques, helping conserve precious samples.

However, it's worth noting that the choice of quantification method depends on the specific requirements of the experiment. For instance, while fluorometric methods like the Smart-Q are generally more accurate for low concentrations, spectrophotometric methods can be faster and don't require additional reagents for simple measurements. Additionally, methods like qPCR may be preferred when sequence-specific quantification is needed.

In summary, the Smart-Q Fluorometer offers a good balance of sensitivity, accuracy, speed, and ease of use, making it a strong choice for many DNA quantification needs, especially when working with low-concentration samples or when high specificity is required.

What specific fluorescent dyes are compatible with the Smart-Q Fluorometer?

The Smart-Q Fluorometer includes both Blue and Red channels, allowing for the use of different fluorescent dyes in nucleic acid and protein measurements.

The excitation wavelengths for the Smart-Q Fluorometer are:

  • Blue: 460 ± 20nm

  • Red: 625 ± 20nm

The emission wavelengths detected by the Smart-Q Fluorometer are:

  • Green: 525 – 570nm

  • Red: 670 – 725nm

It's important to note that the Smart-Q Fluorometer is designed to work optimally with Accuris' Fluorescent DNA Quantification Kits. However, it also maintains compatibility with a range of kits offered by various other suppliers. Therefore, the instrument is flexible in terms of the specific dyes it can work with, as long as they fall within the appropriate excitation and emission wavelength ranges.

For the most accurate information on specific compatible dyes, it would be best to consult with a Transilluminators.com specialist as we may have a more comprehensive list of tested and approved fluorescent dyes for use with the Smart-Q Fluorometer.

What are the main advantages of using the Smart-Q Fluorometer over UV-Vis spectrophotometry?

  • Higher sensitivity: The Smart-Q Fluorometer can detect DNA concentrations at much lower levels (picogram range) compared to UV-Vis spectrophotometry (nanogram range).

  • Better specificity: Fluorometric methods like the Smart-Q are more specific for DNA quantification, as they use fluorescent dyes that selectively bind to DNA. This allows for better distinction between DNA, RNA, and other contaminants.

  • Ability to differentiate nucleic acid types: The Smart-Q Fluorometer can distinguish between different types of nucleic acids, such as single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) and double-stranded DNA (dsDNA), which is not possible with UV-Vis spectrophotometry.

  • More accurate for low concentrations: Fluorometric methods are particularly well-suited for measuring low concentrations of DNA samples, which can be challenging for spectrophotometric methods.

  • Wide dynamic range: The Smart-Q Fluorometer offers a dynamic range of 4-5 orders of magnitude, allowing for accurate measurements across a broad spectrum of sample concentrations.

  • Rapid results: The Smart-Q provides quick measurements, with results available in under 6 seconds.

  • Versatility: It can quantify DNA, RNA, and proteins using different fluorescent dyes, making it a more versatile tool for various molecular biology applications.

  • Better accuracy for complex samples: Fluorometry is ideal for heterogeneous samples, where UV-Vis spectrophotometry might give inaccurate results due to contaminants.

These advantages make the Smart-Q Fluorometer particularly useful for applications requiring high sensitivity and specificity, especially when working with low-concentration or complex samples.

 

Model Smart-Q™ 100 Fluorometer Smart-Q™ 800 Fluorometer
Display 7.0-inch, color touch screen 7.0-inch, color touch screen
Dynamic Range  5 orders of magnitude 4 orders of magnitude
Light Source Blue and Red LED  Blue and Red LED
Excitation Wavelengths Blue: 460 ± 20nm and Red: 625 ± 20nm Blue: 460 ± 20nm and Red: 625 ± 20nm
Emission Wavelengths Green: 525 – 570nm and Red: 670 – 725nm Green: 525 – 570nm and Red: 670 – 725nm
Stability ≤ 1.5% ≤ 1.5%
Detector Photodiodes (300-1000nm) Photodiodes (300-1000nm)
Measurement Speed ≤ 5 seconds ≤ 6 seconds
Consumable type 0.5mL assay tubes  0.2mL assay tubes (single and 8-tube strip)
Input Voltage 24 VDC 2A 24 VDC 2A
Dimensions (WxDxH)  16.1 x 28.7 x 6.1cm / 6.34 x 11.30 x 2.40in. 16.1 x 28.7 x 7.6 cm / 6.3 x 11.3 x 3.0 in.
Weight 1.6kg / 3.5lbs 2.0kg / 4.4lbs

  • Catalog number: F1001 (single sample), F1008 (8-channel)
  • Country of origin: China
  • Ships from: New Jersey
  • Shipping charge: $65.00
  • Typically ships within 2-4 days upon receipt of an order
  • Two year warranty

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