AthenaES™ Enzyme Assays


The portable photometer for colorimetric assays.

  • Hand-held portable photometer
  • Quantitative Colorimetric Assays
  • Laboratory or Field Research
  • Ideal for Work in BL2 Cabinets

The PiCOEXPLORER™ is a hand-held photometer suitable for quantitative colorimetric or optical density measurements. The photo absorption sensor utilizes an optimized optical design for maximum sensitivity and reproducibility in a compact measurement chamber for analysis in unopened tubes. The patented optical technology developed by USHIO allows the use of a visible spectrum LED source. Powered by three 1.5V AAA batteries, the PicoExplorer™ is a low cost portable analytical tool.

The PiCOEXPLORER™ is controlled through wireless communication to a tablet, smartphone or other mobile device. The software application allows for rapid quantitative measurement of colorimetric assays including assays for protein, nucleic acid, heavy metals, organic molecules and carbohydrates. Measurements are done using a micro- or PCR-tube. No special cuvettes are needed and assays can be performed in a close tube thereby reducing the potential for contamination or spillage.

The built-in calibrator function permits quantitative measurements. Results are displayed on an easy-to-read screen and can be downloaded to a portable text file in a spreadsheet format for data recording and analysis offline.

Features & Benefits

  • Affordable and Productive
    - Low cost with no special consumables
    - Quantitative measurements
    - Suitable for all colorimetric assays

  • Free up Dedicated Resources
    - Use anywhere, on a lab bench, BL2 cabinet or in a lab hood
    - Quick results on one-off analyses
    - Improved efficiency with rapid readout

  • No Transferring to Cuvettes
    - Analyze directly an unopened microtube
    - Reduced hazard contamination risk
    - No sample loss during transfer

  • Mobile App Connectivity
    - Bluetooth-enabled
    - Free app for quick results on a tabet or mobile phone
    - Improved efficiency with rapid readout

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0207 PiCOEXPLORER™ with 100 microtubes and 3AAA batteries $895.00 Call
0208 0.2 ml Microtubes box 4,000 $201.90 Call

Place an order for the PiCOEXPLORER™ before March 1, 2017 and get $100 off the list price!


Bradford Assay Calibration Curve
PiCOEXPLORER Flier and Datasheet
Quick Start Guide
Operating Manual
Application Note: Bradford Assay
Application Note: BCA Assay
Application Note: Glucosamine Assay
Application Note: N-Acetylglucosamine Assay
PiCOEXPLORER™ is a Trademark of Ushio, Inc. The PiCOEXPLORER™ is manufactured by Ushio, Inc. and distributed in the U.S.A. by AthenaES®