Dieter W. Trau

Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117574, Singapore

Tip Biosystems Pte Ltd, 21 Bukit Batok Crescent, Singapore, 658065, Singapore

Phone: (65) 65168052. Fax: (65) 68723069. E-mail:

Spectrophotometric characterization and analysis is essential across myriad applications in the life sciences, environmental, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, chemical, and food and beverage industries. While spectrophotometers are important laboratory tools used to detect and identify chemical compounds in liquid samples, they are typically bulky and expensive benchtop machines that take up valuable laboratory space and require additional hardware to analyze the collected data. The need for a low-cost, portable spectrophotometer that offers the high performance and seamless integration with cloud, web, and mobile computing in the modern laboratory led to the development of the Photopette handheld spectrophotometer from Tip Biosystems (Singapore)