NanoDrop Lite Plus Spectrophotometers

Quickly and easily assess sample concentration and purity ratios with the Thermo Scientific™ NanoDrop™ Lite Plus Microvolume Spectrophotometer, the entry-level complement to the full-featured Thermo Scientific™ NanoDrop™ One/OneC and NanoDrop Eight Spectrophotometers. While offering fewer features than our premium models, this instrument delivers fast, accurate measurements in an easy-to-use, affordable package.


  • Acclaro Contaminant Identification ensures samples are high quality
  • NanoDrop Eight spectrophotometer enhancements: Wider dynamic range, Auto-Measure and Auto-Blank function & Ergonomic ambidextrous pipetting
  • Regulatory compliance made easy
  • Software updates to make your time more productive
Brand: Thermo Scientific™

Product Overview


The NanoDrop Lite Plus Spectrophotometer is a valuable teaching tool and is ideal for quality check measurements in busy research labs as well. Measure purified DNA, RNA, and protein concentration up to 30 Abs and calculate critical A260/A280 and A260/A230 purity ratios using trusted NanoDrop technology.
The NanoDrop Lite Plus Spectrophotometer is designed for routine measurements of nucleic acid and protein samples using only 1–2 μL. Our pioneering sample-retention technology eliminates the need to dilute highly concentrated samples, making measurements easy. Simply pipette your sample directly onto the optical measurement pedestal, measure, and wipe clean with a lint-free wipe. Its compact design, with built-in controls and software, means the NanoDrop Lite Plus Spectrophotometer takes up little space on your benchtop.
With an intuitive user interface and modern industrial design, the NanoDrop Lite Plus Spectrophotometer is the instrument of choice for basic microvolume measurements. Even if budgets are tight, your lab can have a NanoDrop, too.


Standard measurements
  • Measures purified DNA, RNA, and protein concentration up to 30 Abs
  • Up to 1,500 ng/μL dsDNA
    Up to 1,200 ng/μL RNA
    Up to 45 mg/mL BS
  • Calculates critical A260/A280 and A260/A230 purity ratios
Fast, accurate measurements from only 1–2 μL—saves precious samples, no waste
  • Sample-retention technology uses surface tension to hold the sample in place—no cuvettes or expensive consumables are needed
Intuitive interface
  • Built-in touchscreen operation
  • No computer required
  • Data storage and transfer
    • Last 1,000 measurements saved locally; export data to a USB device
    Optional printer available for freezer-compatible labels (not included)
    Compact and portable—fits on any lab bench, ready for your next experiment
    Affordably priced—stretch tight budgets
    Reach your goals
    • Academic teaching—educate students on molecular biology principles and experimental techniques on an industry-leading instrument
    • Academic research labs—facilitate your research and publication of your novel research findings
    • Biotech start-ups—accelerate the develop of new products


    Absorbance Accuracy 3% at 0.97 A, 302 nm, 23 ± 2°C Abs/mm at 25 °C
    Absorbance Range 0.04 to 30 Abs (10 mm equivalent)
    Certifications/Compliance UL/CSA and CE
    Compatibility Local Control Only
    Concentration 1,500 ng/μL (1,200 ng/μL) dsDNA (RNA)45 mg/mL (21 mg/mL) BSA (lgG)
    Connections USB 2.0 Port
    Depth (Metric) 22 cm
    Description NanoDrop Lite Plus Spectrophotometer (no printer)
    Detection Limits 2.0 ng/μL (1.6 ng/μL) dsDNA (RNA)0.06 mg/mL (0.03 mg/mL) BSA (lgG)
    Detector Type 2048-element CMOS Linear Image Sensor
    Display LCD Touchscreen
    Light Source Xenon Flash
    Product Line Microvolume
    Type Microvolume UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
    Voltage 100/240 V
    Wavelength Range 230 nm, 260 nm, 280 nm
    Footprint 27 x 22 x 22 cm (0.6 x 8.7 x 8.7 in); W x D X H
    For Use With (Application) Nucleic Acid Quantification, DNA Quantification, RNA Quantification, Protein Quantification
    Height (Metric) 22 cm
    Material Stainless Steel (303), Quartz Fiber
    Measurement Time ≤ 5 seconds
    No. of Samples 1
    Pathlength 1.0 mm and 0.2 mm (auto adjust)
    Power Consumption 18 W (standby < 3 Watts)
    Printer Included No
    Processor Standalone control with data export via USB Flash Drive
    Sample Volume (Metric) 1 to 2 μL
    Spectral Resolution ≤ 1.8 nm (FWHM at Hg 254 nm)
    System Requirements Standalone control with data export via USB Flash Drive
    Warranty One year
    Wavelength Accuracy ± 1 nm
    Wavelength Repeatability Typical: 0.002 A (1.0 mm path) or 1%CV, whichever is greater. (SD of 20 individual measurements at 0.74 Abs)
    Weight (English) 6.0 lbs (without printer)
    Weight (Metric) 2.7 kg (without printer)
    Width (Metric) 27 cm

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