Shimadzu’s UV-1700 is a highperformance, application-oriented and compact spectrophotometer and in combination with the HELLMA fibre-optical probe and fibre-optic enables fast and precise measurements of UV-VIS spectra. The UV-1700 (190 -1100 nm) can be operated as a stand-alone instrument or via the user-friendly UVProbe software. Using the standard SUPRASIL? 300 dip probe and the quartz fibre-optic (monofibre) for the UV-VIS, a spectral range of 220 nm up to 1100 nm is attainable. HELLMA offers a fibreoptic adapter that can be attached via the standard cuvette holder (Figures 1 and 2) connecting the fibre-optic probe to the UV-1700.