Microspectra 121 Bio™ Microspectrophotometer

The Microspectra 121 Bio™ microspectrometer is designed for biological analysis. It incorporates the latest technological advances in optics, spectroscopy and software to deliver the best performance microspectroscopy of biological structures. It is easy to use yet able to measure sub-micron sized features of biological samples. As such, the Microspectra 121 Bio™ represents a giant leap forward in biological UV-visible-NIR microspectroscopy.

The Microspectra 121 Bio™ microspectrophotometer combines the latest technologies to allow the user to measure UV-visible-NIR range transmission, absorbance, emission and fluorescence spectra of samples as small as one micron. And all with the same instrument! Additionally, the samples are viewed simultaneously during microspectral data acquisition. This allows the user to visually and spectroscopically monitor changes in biological systems in real time and to store both the visual record (as images or movies) as well as the time resolved kinetic spectra. This is a real boon for in vivo and in vitro studies.

The Microspectra 121 Bio™ microspectrophotometer is simple to use, the measurements are non-destructive and the spectral data is unmatched.


The Microspectra 121 Bio™ Microspectrometer can take spectra and images from the deep ultraviolet to near infrared with one seamless operation. It can acquire microspectra and images in absorbance, reflectance, and fluorescence. The microspectrometer is offered with both the DirecVu™ to view samples by eye as well as with a high resolution UV-visible-NIR digital imaging system. Manual and automated configurations are available as are such options as hotstages. The lit blue base and lit hexagonal optical head are both trademarks of CRAIC Technologies, Inc.
  • Cellular structure analysis
  • Protein Crystals
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance
  • Plankton microspectroscopy
  • Tissue analysis
  • in vivo microspectroscopy
  • in vitro microspectroscopy
  • Kinetics spectroscopy
  • Combinatorial Chemistry
  • Drug Development
Key Advantages
  • Deep UV to NIR microspectroscopy
  • Deep UV to NIR imaging
  • Integrated TE cooled array detector for low noise and long term stability
  • Ultraviolet-visible-NIR spectra in one shot... No changing optics!
  • Transmission, reflectance, fluorescence, and polarization spectroscopy of microscopic samples...all with the same microspectrometer
  • Variable measurement areas down to sub-micron
  • Superior image both with eyepieces and digital imaging
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Hardware including automation and specialized analysis packages
  • Software including specialized data analysis, databasing and imaging.








UV-visible-NIR microscopes, UV-visible-NIR microspectrometers and Raman microspectrometers are general purpose laboratory instruments. They have not been cleared or approved by the European IVD Directive, the United States Food and Drug Administration or any other agency for diagnostic, clinical or other medical use.