Spinning-disc Confocal System for Live-Cell Imaging
The UltraView ERS confocal imaging system is used to reveal and record the structures and processes within the cell. It does this by coming two key techniques: fluorescence imaging and confocal imaging. By using fluorescence imaging, selected parts of a cell can be illuminated while the rest of the cell remains dim. You can use more than one type of fluorescent dye to display different parts of the cell in different colors to reveal the cellular structure. By using confocal imaging you can collect two dimensional images in the XY plane at a range of Z plane settings (min. slice 0.2m) to capture data in three dimensions. The data can be captured in real time, so that processes can be studied and recorded as they happen.
The system is based on the Nipkow dual spinning disc technology allows quickly scanning the field without damaging the cells, decreasing harmful photobleaching and phototoxicity.
Even hours into the process, living cell images are still strong.
The system equipped with photo kinesis accessory allows studying the movement of molecular fluorophores. The accessory allows you to direct high intensity laser at specific regions on the sample, to discharge the laser pulse, and then monitor the change in fluorescence after this pulse of laser light. Experiments such as Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching (FRAP), Fluorescence Loss in Photobleaching (FLIP) and Track-IT are possible.
The system equipped with stage incubator, which enables to control temperature, CO2 and humidity of the cells being imaged, allowing the visualization of a processes under controlled conditions.