Perkin Elmer UltraView Vox Spinning Disk Confocal

What it's good for

- Live cells in glass coverslip bottom dish, chamber or well plate (#1.5)
- Fixed cells and thin tissues mounted on a slide with a coverslip (#1.5)
- High resolution imaging with little cell damage
- High speed live cell imaging (200 fps)
- High speed Z sectioning with Piezo Z-drive
- Multiple point time lapse

What it's not good for

- Point scanning confocal resolution 
- Thick samples

Principles of operation

Spinning disk technology cuts laser light to decrease photoxicity and bleaching for long term live cell experiments, and creates a confocal effect for superior image quality.

Technical Information

- Microscope: Olympus IX81 inverted
- Yokogawa CSU-X1-A1 spinning disk head (5000rpms)
- EMCCD Hamamatsu 14 bit 1K x 1K camera
- Imaging speeds up to 200fps
- Incubated with CO2
- DIC and Phase Contrast
- 4 laser lines
- 405
- 488
- 560
- 640
- Microscope Objectives
- 10x (.30 NA) -  0.678um / pixel
- 20x ELWD (.45 NA) - 0.344um / pixel
- 40x (1.30 NA) - 0.169um / pixel
- 60x (1.42 NA) - 0.111um / pixel
- Piezo Z-drive for fast Z acquisition
- ASI XY stage
- Volocity software for acquisition and processing


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