NanoPhotometer™ N50

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Best in class microvolume spectroscopy with the convenience of a lightweight portable instrument with a built-in 7 inch LCD glove compatible touchscreen with flexible unit control options. Built-in vortex provides sample uniformity of homogenous samples for the highest degree of accuracy with the smallest sample volume with as little as 0.3 µl. Illuminated quartz sample surface allows for easy sample application.

Mobile Design

Microvolume spectroscopy can now be taken anywhere in the small light-weight size of 20x20x12 cm and between 3.8 to 5 kg depending on configuration. Mobility is redefined with an optional built-in battery pack for up to 8 hours of stand-alone operation.

Battery pack option not available for N50 model

Stand-Alone Operation

No computer required. Built-in Computer with high performance Intel Celeron dual core 2.4 GHz processor and 32 GB of onboard memory provide powerful and easy storage of methods and data.


Sample Compression Technology™ provides unmatched precision and accuracy with reliable measurement geometry of challenging samples including proteins. A capillary film is formed between two quartz surfaces with each sample eliminating the need for surface tension.

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.

Endless Connectivity

Equipped with Wi-Fi, built-In HotSpot, LAN, HDMI and USB A/B interface connections for remote instrument control, data accessibility and printing. NPOS now supports AirPrint /IPP compatible printers supporting PDF format, printers compatible with the HP universal driver and DYMO label printers (cryo and standard labels). The NanoPhotometer® is cmpatible with 1 and 2D bar code readers allowing for flexible and streamlined data entry. Unique file server functionality allows access of data stored on the NanoPhotometer® drive from any computer accessing the lab network.

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.
AirPrint® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA

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 smart phones.

Flexible Unit Control

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

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.
Not available for the NanoPhotometer® N50.

Fast & Maintenance Free

Turn on and instantly measure without lamp warm up time. Full scan capability range from 200-900 nm (N50: 200-650 nm) for rapid and complete sample analysis in as little as 3.5 seconds (N50: 6.0sec). 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 recalibration is necessary, Implen guarantees lifetime accuracy.

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.

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 3.8 – 5.2 kg depending on configuration
Processing Power/Software
  • Linux based NPOS
  • Intel Celeron dual core Processor
  • 32 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, 6.6 Ah, up to 8 hours battery life,
Min. Charging Cycles: 800
NanoVolume Performance
Detection Range dsDNA 1 ng/µl to 16,500 ng/µl
(N50: 5 ng/µl to 7,500 ng/µl)
Detection Range BSA 0.03 mg/ml to 478 mg/ml
(N50: 0.15 mg/ml to 217 mg/ml)
Minimum Sample Size 0.3 µl
Photometric Range (10 mm equivalent) 0 – 330 A
(N50: 0.1 – 150 A)
Path Length 0.67 and 0.07 mm
Dilution Factor 15 and 140
Vortexer 2,800 rpm; tube size up to 2.0 ml (N50: no vortex included)

Optical Specifications
Wavelength Scan Range 200 – 900 nm (NP50: 200 – 650 nm)
Measure Time For Full Scan Range 3.5 seconds (N50: 6.0 seconds)
Wavelength Reproducibility ± 0.2 nm (N50: ± 1nm)
Wavelength Accuracy ± 0.75 nm (N50: 1.5 nm)
Bandwidth 1.8 nm (N50: 5nm)
Stray Light < 0.5% at 220 nm using NaI
Absorbance Reproducibility < 0.002 A (0.67 mm path) @ 280 nm (N50: 0.004 A (< 0.67 mm path) @ 280 nm)
Absorbance Accuracy ±0.002 A or ±1% of the reading, whichever is greater
Zero Stability ±0.003 A/hour after 20 min warm up @ 280 nm
Noise 0.002 A rms at 0 A @ 280 nm
0.002 A (pk to pk) at 0 A @ 280 nm
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 touch screen, computer, smartphone and tablet
Software Compatibility Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64 bit), OS X, iOS and Android OS
Tablets (Minimum Requirements) 7 inch screen
iPad: iOS12.4
Android (quad core 1.2 GHz with 1 GB RAM): Android version 8.0
Smartphones (Minimum Requirements) 4 inch screen
iPhone: iOS12.4
Android (quad core 1.2 GHz with 1 GB RAM): Android version 8.0

Brochure (Brochure.pdf, 464 Kb) [Download]

Spec. Sheet (N50-Implen-NanoPhotometer-Data-Sheet-19.pdf, 254 Kb) [Download]