BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 13, 2013 — Andor Technology has introduced Borealis illumination technology for multifocal confocal microscopy for scientific imaging applications. Borealis extends the excitation wavelength range from 400 to 750 nm for enhanced image quantification and deeper imaging of thick or scattering specimens. A flexible bellows attachment permits strain-free alignment; the device’s field lens tubes enable adjustment of pinhole size, permitting the use of lower-magnification objectives and longer working distances. The technology accommodates all models of Yokogawa’s CSU 10, 21, 22 and X1 scan heads. It is available with new systems or as an upgrade to existing Andor and third-party systems. Andor bought Borealis in October when it acquired Spectral Applied Research of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.