BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Sept. 21, 2011 — Andor Technology plc has launched the DSD Uni, which adds a confocal unit to almost any fluorescence microscope, upright or inverted, irrespective of manufacturer. A key part of its design is a universal mount that maintains camera and confocal unit stability. It keeps the unique DSD feature of filter set exchange without disassembly, which previously has been available only on inverted microscopes. The user benefits from alignment-free use of the confocal system, saving valuable imaging time. An additional recent enhancement to this laser-free technology includes the ability to offer four-wavelength imaging instead of just three. Due to the development of the motorized Andor AMH metal halide light source, wavelength switching is now faster, with light intensity to the sample being finely and discreetly controlled for each wavelength independently. This reduces bleaching and/or phototoxicity for fixed or live-cell applications. The Revolution DSD technology offers freely tunable excitation and emission filtering for newly developed fluorescent probes, fast imaging compared with point scanning systems, and the choice of imaging in confocal or wide-field mode, according to application requirements.