Fujifilm Life Science offers the LAS-4000, a luminescent image analyzer suited for multi-spectral Western blotting and in vivo imaging of small animals with expanded fluorescent capabilities. The LAS-4000 is the latest version in Fujifilm’s LAS line of CCD-based camera systems.
Additional light sources, most notably epi-ultraviolet (UV) and epi-near-infrared (IR) illuminators, coupled with in vivo imaging of small animal samples distinguish the LAS-4000 from its predecessor, the LAS-3000. The UV light source gives researchers the ability to use quantum dots for in vitro applications like multi-spectral Western blotting. IR capabilities enable deeper penetration of excitation light for high-sensitivity small animal in vivo imaging using longer wavelength fluorochromes like Cy7 and Alexa Fluor 750.
Additional features of the LAS-4000 include six interchangeable light sources, a five-position filter turret and a 3.2 megapixel Super CCD imaging chip cooled to -30 degrees Celsius for decreased noise during longer exposures. The FUJINON lens, with an F-stop number of 0.85, can capture images from distances as short as several tens of centimeters.
Published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 10, No. 11, November, 2007, p.8.
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