NanoPhotometer® N120

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Fast High Throughput

With full scan capability range from 200 - 900 nm for rapid and complete sample analysis in as little as 1.7 seconds per sample, the NanoPhotometer® N120 record breaking design will exceed expectations. Measure 96 samples up to 126 times faster with 33% less operational steps required when compared to other scanning measurement methods like e.g. microplate readers. In addition to saving hands-on time with the one step Auto Sample Feature, you attain detailed information for each sample – including full high resolution scan results along with sample purity ratios.

Stand-Alone Operation

Save valuable bench space. An integrated computer with an Intel Celeron dual-core 2.4 GHz processor and 128 GB of SSD data storage eliminates the need for a dedicated external computer. The compact, all-in-one design including a 7’’ glove compatible touch display and a built-in battery pack significantly reduces the benchtop footprint of the device. Multi-sample spectroscopy can now be taken under a laminar flow hood/clean bench, shared between labs or out into the field.

Trusted Technology

For over a decade prestigious biological, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, as well as research organizations around the globe, have relied on Implen spectrophotometers. The NanoPhotometer® is the most innovative line of microvolume UV/Vis spectrophotometers – cited by thousands of scientific publications worldwide.

Easy Sample Application

The NanoPhotometer® N120 features our unique and proprietary 12 Point Technology™ which consists of several positioning guides for single and multi-channel pipettes. Patented illuminated sample windows and animated sample processing grid ensures convenient and error-free sample application. The design is compatible with various multi-channel pipettes and supports the user while positioning the tips on the sample windows.

Clean with Confidence

Smooth quartz glass surfaces provide straightforward cleaning. Feel confident your instrument is clean with integrated warnings that alert users of dirty sample surfaces, fingerprints or lint. A simple swipe with a KimWipe™ makes sample cleaning a breeze.


Patented Sample Compression Technology™ with guaranteed fixed path lengths allows for unmatched accuracy and precision. Independent from surface tension. Lifetime accuracy guaranteed.

Consistent Results

Reliably analyze up to 12 samples per run over a wide concentration range (2 to 8,000 ng/µl for dsDNA). In comparison to other technologies, the NanoPhotometer® N120 also provides trustworthy data for the accurate determination of 260/280 and 260/230 ratios. Blank Control™ and Sample Control™ monitor the entire measurement process and will highlight readings that are not within the expected purity range.


NPOS Operating System: intuitive graphical user interfaces (GUI) providing one-step method access, pre-programmed and customizable applications based on the ultimate level of data security. Import and export of sample IDs from Excel files is available for fast and automated sample mapping.


Control your NanoPhotometer® via touchscreen/tablet/computer. Equipped with WiFi, USB A/B, HDMI, and LAN interface connections. Front USB flash drive port for quick and easy data transfer. Define and store your own data and methods and retrieve them through the NanoPhotometer® Network Drive. Optional connection and control via LIMS is also available.

Maintenance Free

True Path Technology™ covers the extensive dynamic range with two precisely defined path lengths. The sealed mechanical setup has two fixed anchor points that are not changing over the lifetime of the instrument. No re-calibration is necessary. Implen guarantees lifetime accuracy.

Mobile Design

Multi sample spectroscopy can now be taken anywhere with the small size of 20x20x12 cm and from 5.0 - 5.2 kg depending on configuration. The optional integrated battery pack provides up to 3 hours of stand-alone battery powered operation. You can now work effortlessly under laminar flow hood/clean benches or share the device between different lab members or groups.

Certainty in Real Time

Sample Control™ - the leading edge quality control technology to identify air bubbles, sample impurities, turbidity, lint residue and potential contaminations. Sample Control™ monitors handling characteristics and sample quality in real time to ensure that the measured concentrations are reproducible and most precise.

CFR21 Software

The CFR21 software complies with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 requirements and is an optional software tool ideal for GxP laboratories, which require proper electronic record keeping. It includes user management, access control, electronic signatures, data integrity, security, and audit trail functionality.

Universal Linguist

NPOS now offers the user interface in a selection of languages. The advanced language functionality allows the operator to effectively understand and interact with the unit, boosting productivity in the lab. In addition to a new multilingual user interface, the NanoPhotometer® provides the flexibility to print results in multiple languages, which prevents misinterpretation of data and time-consuming translations. The selection covers most widely spoken languages including English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish and will be continuously extended.

Ultimate Data Security

Malware, viruses, and ransomware are serious threats to instrumentation working on Android or Windows-based platforms. The proprietary NanoPhotometer® Operating System (NPOS) protects data in a secure environment immune to known malicious software. Whether running Apps on the NanoPhotometer/control device or downloading precious measurement results, your data is safe. For additional security, the NanoPhotometer® does not allow browsing on the internet whilst providing safe access to control devices like computers, tablets, and smartphones.

Universal Data Output

Every NanoPhotometer® is able to generate formatted Excel and PDF document files for data processing or archiving of measurements on the lab network. The capability to print full page reports, labels and cryo labels via USB and through a network connection lends users the upmost flexibility for data output. Supported printers include AirPrint/IPP compatible printers supporting PDF format, printers with HP universal printer driver capability and DYMO label printers.
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Flexible Unit Control

Mobile and easy control of the NanoPhotometer® is possible via Wi-Fi from tablets (Android OS & iOS). Easy control from PCs (Windows & Mac) with fast and flexible connection options including Wi-Fi, USB and LAN.

Confidence with Blank Control™

Be sure that your data are precise with Implen’s unique Blank Control™ feature. Blanks with high background or residues from previous users are the main cause for inaccurate readings. Blank Control™ will protect you from wasting time and precious sample on inaccurate readings caused by high background blanks or inappropriate cleaning.
Weight 5.0 – 5.2 kg depending on configuration
Processing Power/Software
  • Linux based NPOS
  • Intel Celeron dual core Processor
  • 128 GB Internal Storage
  • 2x USB A, USB B, HDMI, Ethernet, Wi-Fi
Speed 2.4 GHz
  • 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Glove compatible touchscreen
Built-in Battery Pack Optional Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery: 47.5 Wh, 3.3 Ah, up to 3 hours battery life, Min. Charging Cycles: 800
NanoVolume Performance
Detection Range dsDNA 2 – 8,000 ng/µl
Detection Range BSA 0.06 – 230 mg/ml
Sample Volume 2 – 3.5 µl
Photometric Range (10 mm equivalent) 0.04 – 160 A
Path Length 1 and 0.125 mm
Dilution Factor 10 and 80
Optical Specifications
Wavelength Scan Range 200 – 900 nm
Measure Time For Full Scan Range 1.7 – 2.5 seconds per sample, 20 seconds full run
Wavelength Reproducibility ± 0.2 nm
Wavelength Accuracy ± 0.75 nm
Bandwidth < 2.5 nm
Stray Light < 1% @ 240 nm using NaI
Absorbance Reproducibility < 0.004 A (1 mm path) @ 280 nm
Absorbance Accuracy < 1.75% @ 0.7 A @ 280 nm of the reading
Optical Arrangement 1 x 3648 CCD Array
Lamp Xenon flash lamp
Lifetime 109 flashes, up to 10 years
Compatibility Requirements
Control Options Onboard with built-in Touchscreen, Computer, and Tablet
Software Compatibility Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64 bit), OS X, iOS and Android OS

Spec. Sheet (N120-Implen-NanoPhotometer-Data-Sheet-19.pdf, 284 Kb) [Download]