The Biomolecular Research Center’s Zeiss Confocal Microscope, LSM 510 Meta coupled with an inverted Axiovert Observer Z1 complete with high NA objective lens from 5x to 100x that include both water and oil immersion, is configured with a 405 nm diode and six laser lines (405, 458, 488, 514, 543 and 633nm), two standard and a spectral detector. Zeiss LSM 510 system accessories include a heated stage and objective warmer.
The BRC’s SkyScan 1172 High resolution X-ray Micro-CT Scanner utilized for scanning high-density tissues such as bones to low-density softer tissue such as lung. The Skyscan 1172 with dynamically variable acquisition geometry provides the shortest scan times possible at any magnification and cross-section images are generated in a wide range of formats up to 8000 x 8000 pixels. 2D/3D reconstruction can be performed using a single PC or using the 4-PC cluster in the BRC facility to enhance post-scan reconstructions times
The Zeiss StemiSV11M2 Bio Quad Fluorescent Microscope is designed in collaboration with Kramer Scientific, M2 Bio Quad uniquely combines stereo macro and compound micro imaging capabilities in one microscope. This ability to combine the ergonomics of stereo observation and high-resolution microscopic observation in a single microscope offers enormous improvements in time management in the exploding field of studying fluorescent proteins of GFP, YFP, BFP and its new counterparts. Now you can sort larger populations in stereoscopic mode and simply pivot the objective system into position for high-magnification detailed observation.
The Olympus America’s BX53 is a compound microscope with an automated mechanical stage, camera, computer interface, digital display, fine focus, and image analysis software and oil immersion lens. Samples can be viewed by brightfield, phase contrast and under polarizing light. Objective magnification from 1.25x to 40X.
AMG EVOS Fluorescence microscope is an easy to use fully integrated inverted multichannel LED fluorescent microscope capable of screening slides stained with DAPI, green and red fluorescence along with phase contrast imaging. Software includes tools for overlaying images and counting. The EVOS microscope has a manual stage with many adapters allowing slides, multi-well wells, 100mm and 35tmm dishes and flasks to be easily observed and imaged.
The BioRad Pro Fluorescent Phospho-Imager is optimally suited for the field of proteomics, this fluorescence scanner has 50-μm resolution and a 5 order of magnitude linear dynamic range is capable of single or multicolor fluorescent scanning, can accommodate large gels and images are integrated with PDQuest 2-D Analysis Software. Internal and external lasers allow this unit to perform digital autoradiography by scanning phosphor plates or performing corresponding tissue fluorescence imaging by directly scanning thin tissue sections.
The Kodak Imager 4000R imaging system has cooled CCD imaging technology, 4-million pixel resolution, true 16-bit imaging producing 65,000 levels of grayscale resolution for accurate intensity measurement. Detection capabilities include absorbance, chemiluminescence and UV fluorescence imaging.
The Luminex 100 is a compact lab analysis system based on the principles of flow cytometry which enables the simultaneous assay of up to 100 analytes in a single well of a microtiter plate with very small volumes. This system delivers fast and cost-effective bioassay results on many assay formats including nucleic-acid assays, receptor-ligand assays, immunoassays and enzymatic assays.
The SynergyMx is a flexible and easy to use monochromator-based multi-mode microplate reader with fluorescence, absorbance and luminescence detections modes. The monochromatic optics can select any UV-Visible wavelength in 1nm increments.
The Idaho National Laboratory(INL) supported Mini-Computer Animated Visualization Environment (mini-CAVE) is a visualization lab equipped with a high end tracking system allows researchers immerse themselves into, maneuver and explore their three-dimensionally while it’s rendered on a large digital display.
The Zeiss Axiovert 40CFL for transmitted light, Phase contrast, DIC and fluorescence, fixed camera port connected to Zeiss ERc5S Zeiss digital camera, equipped with 5X, 10X, 20X and 40X objectives and filters for common blue and green fluorescence.
The Pupil Cam is an easy-to-use digital microscope camera with a built-in 10x eyepiece that gets placed directly on the ocular tube of the most standard microscopes. High resolution images can capture full screen microscopic images. These images can then be manipulated within the software. Pre-attached USB or Video cables make for easy attachment to your computer or monitor.
The AxioCam ERc 5s microscope camera can be operated via AxioVision in the conventional way, but it also works as a stand-alone imaging station. Neither a PC nor any software are required in order to acquire images of your samples. This ZEISS camera acquires color images with 5 megapixels and stores them on memory cards in the economical and widely used SD format. The AxioCam ERc 5s is operated simply via two easily accessible buttons: one triggers the acquisition of the image, while the other performs the automatic white balance. If you subsequently wish to transfer your images to a PC, all you need to do is insert the SD card into the memory card slot on your PC.
The Pentax Optio W80 is an ultra durable shock resistant waterproof camera up to depths of 16 feet in water where it can take underwater video. It is also resistant to temperatures of -10ºC so is well suited for taking images in the field. While only an inch thin, it has a 12.1 megapixel sensor with a 5X optical, Super Macro mode which brings details in from even the smallest and closest subjects (as close as 1cm).
The Gel Logic 200 system features great imaging capacity. A UV transilluminator, and protective UV shield, makes visualization and excision of bands from ethidium bromide and other fluorescent dyes, simple and safe. White light illumination capability with a UV conversion screen and while light epi-illumination for visualization of samples labeled with chromogenic labels. This unit is equipped with real time viewing for sample positioning and adjustments and a mega-pixel scientific grade CCD sensor that captures crisp detailed images increasing the quantitative accuracy of analyses.
The FluorChem E Digital Darkroom is designed for high-performance western blot and gel imaging able to detect chemiluminescent, colorimetric and UV fluorescent gels and blots. It includes a state-of-the-art CCD optical technology with simplified touch screen allowing users to select settings, capture images, save and print images all from one screen.
The PathScan Enabler IV created the market for personal digital slide scanning. With an innovative and intuitive design, the PathScan Enabler IV allows scanning of whole mounted histological sample attached to standard 1 X 3 inch cover slipper glass slides. The PathScan Enabler IV solves low power, large field of view, high resolution imaging problems. The scan area is 1.423 X 0.85 inches, resulting in stunning, incredible images up to 10,248 x 6120 pixels! The PathScan Enabler IV holds two (2) 1 X 3 inch glass slides and includes simple use one touch QuickScan software, as well as SilverFast Ai Software for advanced users. Image files are saved in TIFF or JPEG formats. JPEG, GIF, etc.
The new Countess® II FL Automated Cell Counter is a benchtop cell assay platform equipped with state-of-the-art optics and image analysis software for rapid assessment of cells in suspension. Now with fluorescence capabilities—bright-field and two optional fluorescence channels—researchers can count cells, monitor fluorescent protein expression, and measure cell viability.
The FluorChem R is a simple to use and multifaceted Imaging Station designed with an integrated computer, intuitive touch-screen and outfitted with state-of-the-art CCD optical technology. This system has the capability to image data from multiplex, chemiluminescent, and colorimetric western blots as well as from UV fluorescent DNA and protein gels. Post-capture image optimization and analysis can be performed via a web browser accessible from image station, PC, MAC, tablet or smartphone.
The TS100 inverted microscope & SPOT RT3 Camera. The microscope utilizes a high-intensity LED eco-illumination system reducing eyestrain for users and eliminates color temperature changes that occur with halogen light sources. The SPOT RT3 microscope camera is easy to use, able to capture both color or monochrome images, and excellent for both brightfield and fluorescence imaging.
The Olympus BX53-P Polarizing Microscope performs superbly in polarized light. It’s a breakthrough combination of UIS2 infinity-corrected optics and Olympus original optical-design. Olympus has also devised a new, extended line of compensators to make the BX53-P versatile enough to handle observation and measuring applications in virtually any field. Thanks to Olympus’ sophisticated design and manufacturing technology, the ACHN-P and UPLFLN-P objectives reduce internal strain. BX3 polarizing microscope features high EFvalue filters in polarizer and analyzer resulting in unmatched image contrast. To meet a diversity of research and application requirements, the universal UPLFLN-P series objectives have been designed to accommodate a wide range of observation methods, including Nomarski DIC and fluorescence microscopy, in addition to polarized light observation.
An IVIS® Spectrum is available for optical imaging technology of mice to facilitate non-invasive longitudinal monitoring of disease progression. A Skyscan 1172 High Resolution X-ray Micro-CT Scanner is also available for bone analysis.
The StatSpin CytoFuge provides a simple solution to preparing thin-layer cell preparations. Suspended cell suspensions are processed quickly onto a microscope slide with filter concentrators. Results are consistent, easy to scan monolayer cell presentations with morphologic detail. The Cytospin has six separate time cycles and speed settings from 600-4400 rpm.