Product comparison: FastGene NanoSpec and NanoView Photometer

FastGene® Photometers NanoView (FG-NP02) and NanoSpec (FG-NP01) are microvolume photometers for easy and reliable biomolecule (nucleic acids and proteins) analysis.


Both photometers include

  • a microvolume reader (1-2 µL)
  • cuvette holder
  • glove-compatible touchscreen
  • convenient user interface

FastGene® NanoSpec
Spectrophotometer with a full spectrum Xenon flash lamp


  • Microvolume drop reader: measurement at 190-850 nm
  • Cuvette reader: measurement at 190-850 nm
  • Typical applications:
    • nucleic acid analysis (dsDNA, ssDNA, RNA)
    • colorimetric protein analysis (BCA, Bradford, Lowry)
    • cell density (OD600)
    • kinetic tests, etc.


The FastGene® NanoView
Photometer with LEDs
measuring at three different wavelengths.


  • Microvolume reader: measurement at 260 nm, 280 nm
  • Cuvette reader: measurement at 600 nm
  • Typical applications:
    • nucleic acid analysis (dsDNA, ssDNA, RNA)
    • analysis of protein concentrations depending on absorption at 260 nm or 280 nm (BSA, IgG)
    • cell density (OD600)

Detailed comparison

FastGene® NanoSpec

FastGene® NanoView

General specifications
Photometric system Microvolume spectrophotometer Microvolume photometer
Applications Nucleic acid analysis (dsDNA, ssDNA, RNA), colorimetric protein analysis (BCA, Bradford, Lowry), cell density (OD600), kinetic tests, etc. Nucleic acid analysis (dsDNA, ssDNA, RNA), protein analysis: absorption varies depending on the concentration at 260 nm or 280 nm (BSA, IgG), cell density (OD600)
Footprint (W * D) 216 mm * 290 mm 145 mm * 190 mm
Weight 3.0 kg 1.4 kg
Optical specifications
Detector CMOS linear image sensor (2048 pixels) Silicon photodiode
Light source Xenon flash lamp LEDs
Wavelength range 190–850 nm (full spectrum) 260 nm, 280 nm / 600 nm (cuvette) / 360 nm (baseline)
Measurement time < 8 seconds < 10 seconds
Absorbance accuracy 3% (at 0.97A at 302 nm) 3% (at 1A at 260 nm)
Processing / Power / Software
Software compatibility Windows® 7 and 10
CPU Octa Core ARM® CortexTM-A53 processor  
Storage 32 GB internal storage 8 GB internal storage
Connectivity 4 x USB ports, Ethernet, and RS-232 2 x USB ports, USB-B, and RS-232
Operating system (OS) Android Firmware
Display 7-inch, 1280 x 800 HD color display 4.3-inch, 480 x 272 color display
Touchscreen Multipoint capacitive touch Resistive touch
Glove compatibility Compatible with lab gloves Compatible with lab gloves
Microvolume performance 
Minimum sample volume 1 µL 1 µL
Photometric range 0.02 – 330 A (10 mm equivalent) 0 – 200 Abs
Detection limit (microvolume) 2 ng/μL (dsDNA), 0.06 mg/mL (BSA), 0.003 mg/mL (IgG) 2 ng/μL (dsDNA)
Maximum concentration 16,500 ng/μL (dsDNA), 400 mg/mL (BSA) 10,000 ng/µL (dsDNA), 298 mg/µL (BSA), 144 mg/µL (IgG)
Cuvette performance 
Detection limit (cuvette) 0.2 ng/μL (dsDNA), 0.006 mg/mL (BSA), 0.0003 mg/mL (IgG)
Photometric range 0–2 A 0–2 A


Have a closer look at the FastGene® Photometer websites!

FastGene NanoSpec

FastGene NanoView

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