Confocal Imaging Platform
Jun 2016Andor Technology Ltd., Corporate HeadquartersRequest Info
BELFAST, Northern Ireland, June 29, 2016 — Andor Technology Ltd. has announced the Dragonfly high-speed confocal imaging platform, supporting multiple high-contrast imaging techniques.
The Dragonfly integrates Andor’s cameras with patented illumination technology and optimized optical design to deliver low noise, wide dynamic range, high resolution and high sensitivity in its images. The Borealis Perfect Illumination Delivery system delivers exceptional stability, uniformity and spectral range, extending into the near-infrared region where autofluorescence can be largely avoided.
Dragonfly is designed to provide fast and sharp imaging of a wide range of specimens ranging from bacteria to single molecules at the cell membrane, embryos, organoids, and fixed and acute tissue sections. Confocal illumination by hundreds of microbeams minimizes photobleaching and protects from phototoxicity, essential for successful live cell experiments. Laser wide-field imaging is integrated with GPU-accelerated deconvolution to embrace yeast and other thin specimen imaging, revealing high contrast and resolution at low exposure levels.