Andor product range includes the world’s most advanced and versatile EMCCD, CCD and ICCD detectors, as well as our most recent technological advancement, Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) technology.
With the iXon EMCCD cameras, Andor have delivered a dedicated, truly high-end, yet accessible ultrasensitive scientific camera platform, designed specifically to drive the absolute best from EMCCD technology across all critical performance specs and parameters.
Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) is a breakthrough technology that offers an advanced set of performance features that render it ideal to high fidelity, quantitative scientific measurement. The multi-megapixel sensors offers a large field of view and high resolution, without compromising read noise, dynamic range or frame rate.
Andor Technology microscopy systems business is focused on providing best-in-class performance within a modular architecture. They design and manufacture products to integrate with their our own and third-party software, and all leading microscopes, we also support high quality products from other manufacturers.
The Revolution WD and XD is Andor’s portfolio of flexible multi-point confocal system solutions focused on live cell imaging and high speed confocal 3D imaging. At the heart of our systems is Borealis with its Perfect Illumination Delivery™ technology. Our Revolution portfolio uses industry leading technology, including the Yokogawa CSU-X1 and CSU-W1, and broadly considered the best choice for high speed imaging needs.
The Andor Revolution DSD2 is a simple confocal device delivering extraordinary imaging performance. Its simplicity lies in a compact patented optical design and laser-free operation, providing ease of retrofit to an existing fluorescence microscope, or an easy addition to most new models currently available. The benefits are an affordable confocal device for your own laboratory, eliminating the need to use core facilities, or if you run a core facility, you can increase your capacity and offer a lower cost solution with a DSD2. The ease of use is such that you will be imaging in no time, with minimal training required
PI offers XY stages for super-resolution microscopy, tiling or automated scanning microscopy that fit on common microscopes from known manufacturers such as Nikon, Zeiss, Leica and Olympus. Depending on model, PI uses piezomotors as the drive. This produces a continuously low-profile design without flange motors and lead screw ducts, thus considerably facilitating integration. Special drive concepts allow stable travel velocities from a few millimeters to several hundred millimeters per second.
Piezo-Z stages are used for the alignment of optics in laser metrology and also for focusing samples, objectives or revolving nosepieces in microscopy or in test systems. PI offers vertical positioning stages in different designs for a wide range of applications. Z stack microsections for 3D imaging applications or fluorescence microscopy require high precision and dynamics. Piezo-driven sample scanners usually are 10 to 20 times faster than conventional stepper motors. This allows for more efficient throughput times and higher data acquisition rates. Autofocus and drift compensation functions also work significantly faster.
Active Illumination (AI) describes a rapidly evolving range of optical techniques with an increasing impact on scientific enquiry and experimentation. All AI techniques target optical radiation at user-defined region(s) of the specimen and use optical imaging to observe, and often to measure, the impact of the “perturbation”.
Mosaic is the perfect tool for active illumination applications such as Optogenetics, optophysiology, photobleaching/activation and uncaging. This patented combination of digital mirror device used with a microscope delivers high speed targeting of complex light patterns to your sample. For optogenetics you can even combine complimentary activating and inhibitory wavelengths at the same time for tight spatial target protein control.
MicroPoint provides a flexible and field-proven tool for photo-stimulation. Supplied with a patented compact, pulsed nitrogen pumped tunable dye laser it is capable of ablation, bleaching and uncaging over a wavelength range of 365 to 656 nm.
Andor’s FRAPPA uses a dual galvanometer scan head to provide a computer-steered laser beam delivery system. It can be configured in line with a CSU and/or camera and operates in two modes CSU By-Pass Mode and Frap Mode.
Andor’s dedicated, highly configurable micro-spectroscopy interfaces allow seamless integration to microscopy systems. μManager’s user-friendly control of the Shamrock spectrographs and accessories provide a quick and easy setup of complex micro-spectroscopy acquisition sequences including chemical mapping. Wide-aperture slit options are also available for extended sample image relay and spectral analysis through the same optical path.