NanoDrop Lite

Compact standalone microvolume spectrophotometer for nucleic acid and purified protein quantification

The Thermo Scientific NanoDrop Lite is a compact standalone UV-Vis Spectrophotometer providing the familiar NanoDrop benefits at an affordable price point.

Patented Sample Retention Technology
Trusted by scientists globally since 2001

Data You Can Trust
Reduced feature set without compromising data quality. The data quality you expect from NanoDrop at a lower pricepoint

Compact & Portable
No need for a PC.
Carry the NanoDrop Lite to your own bench to use.

Intuitive Operation
Familiar NanoDrop workflow with an innovative new interface

Fast Results
No warm-up time or waiting.
Direct quantification of microvolume samples in seconds

Optional Printer Dock
Print sample concentrations onto cryo-resistant labels for your sample tubes



Instrument Control – On-board controls

Minimum Sample Volume – 1 ul

Limit of Detection – 4 ng/ul dsDNA 0.12 mg/ml BSA

Maximum Concentration – 1,500 ng/ul dsDNA 45 mg/ml BSA

Measurement Time – <5 seconds

Absorbance Range – 0 – 30 OD

Dimensions (W x D) – 16 x 11.5 cm

Weight – 0.8 kg

  • Compact design
  • Space saving
  • Proven NanoDrop technology
  • Accurate and reproducible data
  • Pipette, Measure and Wipe workflow
  • Easy to use
  • LED technology
  • Long term durability
  • Use this affordable UV-Vis Spectrophotometer to quantify as little as 1 ul of sample
  • Broad dynamic range: 4 – 1,500 ng/ul dsDNA
  • No need for dilutions for the majority of samples
  • Concentration and 260:280 purity ratio calculated automatically for dsDNA, ssDNA and RNA
  • Compact spectrophotometer that quantifies as little as 2 ul of sample
  • Broad dynamic range: 0.12 – 45 mg/ml BSA
  • No need for dilutions for the majority of samples
  • Compact standalone design with intuitive 4 button control system and clear colour display
  • Stain resistant stainless steel and quartz pedestal build
  • Long lasting LEDs with no warm-up time or waiting
  • Optional printer dock for printing sample concentration onto cryo-resistant tube labels
  • Rolling memory of the last 500 samples
  • USB port for data export to USB drive in CSV format
  • Validate the spectrophotometer’s performance with integrated performance verification feature