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Yamato PiCOEXPLORER Portable Spectrophotometer



The Yamato PiCOEXPLORER PAS-110-YU portable spectrophotometer, weighing just over 200g, is a sleek, compact, and highly sensitive portable spectrophotometer that enables efficient concentration measurement analysis. Built with intuitive bluetooth connectivity, the PiCOEXPLORER portable spectrophotometer allows you to easily control the unit from your mobile device for uninterrupted workflow and increased productivity. In addition, improve your data management with seamless data transfer between your PiCOEXPLORER and your smartphone or tablet.

The Yamato PiCOEXPLORER portable spectrophotometer also allows you to take concentration measurements efficiently from unopened PCR tubes. It eliminates the use of pipettes for reduced labor, time, and contamination risks for applications with single PCR sample measurements.

Operation and features

  • Palm-size portable spectrophotometer made of silicon resin (PDMS)
  • The highly sensitive yet extremely compact design of PiCOEXPLORER is a
    result of the breakthrough Silicone Optical Technology (SOT)
  • Smarter data management                                                                                  Measurement results can be verified on a smart phone or tablet by downloading a special application that uses bluetooth communication                                                      Raw data (absorbance, concentration, intensity) can be output to a PC in excel format for easy data processing
  • Measurements can be taken directly from unopened PCR tubes, preventing
    contamination risk and sample loss


  • Measurement of bacterial turbidity
  • Quantification of protein (BCA method, Bradford method)
  • Measurement of antioxidant activity
  • Amino acid measurement (ninhydrin method)
  • Quantification of glucose
  • Environmental water analysis
  • Analysis of heavy metals
7 Applications Where Portable Spectrophotometers
are More Accurate, Productive, Frugal, and Fun.

There are inefficiencies inherent in every lab instrument that needs to spend its
entire working life in one location.

Your benchtop spectrophotometer might be one of them. There are at least
7 applications where portable spectrophotometers are more accurate, more
productive, more frugal, and more fun.

Download the guide below to see if your application is on the list.

PiCOEXPLORER Connection Setting

PiCOEXPLORER Turbidity Setting

PiCOEXPLORER Calibration Curve

PiCOEXPLORER Recalling Stored Standard Curve Data

Usage environmentTemperature5-35˚C, 70% RH or less
Altitude2000m or less
Installation conditionIndoor, pollution degree 2
MeasurementTotal samples1 sample
Time1 second or more
Absorbance range0.02 or more (Gentian violet dilute solution)
Sensor unitLight sourceWhite LED
DetectorColor sensor Max. absorption wavelengthWavelength range
Red615 nm575-660 nm
Green530 nm455-630 nm
Blue460 nm400-540 nm
Communication interfaceBluetooth low energy (Bluetooth smart)
Frequency of operation2402-2480 MHz
Type of modulationGFSK
Channel spacing2 MHz
Channel number40
Peak output powerLess than 0 dBm
Antenna gain2.41 dBi
Antenna typePCB Antenna
Compatible tabletNexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, iPhone*²
Recommended PCR tubeWATSON brand 137-211C 0.2 mL
Minimum sample volume30 μL*³
Dimension70 x 150 x 30 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weightabout 200g (including batteries)
Power 4.5V DC (3 AAA-type batteries) (Note: Batteries not provided in the package) 5V DC (micro-USB connector *¹)
Operating voltageBattery 3.6~4.5 Vdc
List Price$ 890

*¹ Use cable to connect to a computer or other appropriate power source to power unit w/o batteries (device automatically senses power source; this connection cannot be used to transmit data.)
*² Device may have disturbed images, may not start app, or may cause other malfunctions if used with unsupported smartphone ot tablet model.
*³ With a sample volume of 30μL, be sure to measure with the device tilted 10˚or less horizontally

Click on the links below to download the associated PDFs.


PiCOEXPLORER Applications Summary

To download Operational Manual, visit our Technical Support Center

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