The new teaching floor of Bradford University's Biomedical Sciences facility accommodates up to 200 students, with Jenway 6300 and 6305 spectrophotometers chosen as standard equipment across the lab.
The lab allows 128 Biomedical Science students to be taught in a single space, with the option of increasing the total to 200 students by using a second laboratory linked via multimedia communication systems.
According to Andy Reed, superintendant for Biomedical Sciences, it was decided there would be significant advantages in using the same equipment throughout the new facility.
For example, all student instruction cards and literature for practical classes could be identical.
Having been a Jenway customer for some years, Bradford University favoured the company's products from the outset of planning for the lab.
All of the lab's standard pH meters are Jenway 3505 instruments and there is now a total of 102 Jenway 6300 and 6305 spectrophotometers installed.
Reed says the instruments are user-friendly for the students, simple to maintain and providing of excellent results for photometric measurements in biomedical and clinical science experiments.
Use of the spectrophotometers is included in compulsory tests, which check whether the students' lab skills reach the level required for their course and for future work following graduation.
Designed for use in education, Jenway's 63 series of spectrophotometers are low-cost units suitable for applications in schools and colleges, as well as in quality control and testing procedures for many different services and industries.
The 6300 visible spectrophotometer covers the wavelength range of 320 to 1,000nm, while the 6305 is a UV/vis model with a pulsed xenon lamp.
Both accept a wide variety of sampling accessories.