Absorbance, also known as optical density, is the quantity of light absorbed by a solution. Microplate readers with absorbance read capability are widely used in biological and chemical research, drug discovery and quality control. There are many absorbance-based assay applications that scientists can utilize for their research. Absorbance reading with the SpectraMax® plate readers and SoftMax® Pro software enables optical density measurement of samples in microplate or cuvette format. The powerful analysis tools in the software generate a standard curve and calculated data. For the GMP/GLP regulated labs, the systems come equipped with our compliance software, SoftMax® Pro GxP.
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