Andor Technology plc has introduced Borealis, its illumination technology for multi-focal confocal microscopy.
Spectral Applied Research Inc. first introduced Borealis - which improved illumination of the Yokogawa CSU - to the North American market in 2010.
Following the acquisition of Spectral in October, Andor now offers this breakthrough technology globally, accommodating all models of Yokogawa’s CSU10, 21, 22 and X1 scan heads.
Borealis improves uniformity by around ten times, increases throughput by a factor of two and extends excitation wavelength range to 400-750 nm.
This results in higher image quality, faster acquisition where needed, improved image quantification and deeper imaging of thick or scattering specimens.
Additional enhancements offered by Borealis include a flexible bellows attachment to the microscope for strain-free alignment, and field lens tubes to enhance imaging performance and allow adjustment of effective pinhole size.
Adjusting the effective pinhole size allows CSU systems to be used effectively with lower magnification objectives, taking advantage of longer working distances.
Geraint Wilde, product specialist for Andor Microscopy Systems said: “Borealis is an excellent addition to our Revolution portfolio and significantly improves the performance of our XD spinning disk product range. It is available with new systems or as an upgrade to existing Andor and third party systems. We welcome the opportunity to provide this technology to CSU customers everywhere.”
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