Nikon Instruments, Inc. launched the A1 series of confocal laser point scanning systems, which integrates with the new Ti-E research inverted microscope. The fully-automated confocal imaging system literally brings biological imaging to life, capturing high-quality confocal images of cells and molecular events at high speed and enhanced sensitivity.
Two models are available: the A1 and the A1R. The fully-automated A1 offers standard paired galvanometers with high resolution scanning at up to 4096 X 4096 pixels, with a standard speed of two frames per second (fps) for 512 x 512 pixels. The A1R model incorporates a unique hybrid scanner system of paired galvanometers coupled to a high speed resonant galvanometer. This supports advanced research methods using photo-activation fluorescence proteins and facilitates high-speed, live-cell work with a huge array of new imaging strategies. The total system offers new, ergonomic, user-friendly design and work flow utilizing Nikon’s NIS-Elements applications software, which has been enhanced for complete confocal image acquisition and analysis, providing unprecedented system flexibility.
This article was published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 11, No. 5, May, 2008, pp. 29.
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