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  • Offer Profile
  • Andor Technology plc. (Andor) is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and operates at the high-value end of the global scientific digital camera market. Andor was setup in 1989 out of Queen's University in Belfast, and now employs over 300 people in 16 offices worldwide and distributes its products to 10,000 customers in 55 countries.

    As portrayed in our mission statement, the principal business of Andor is the development and manufacture of high performance digital cameras. Further, we look to share our expertise to develop the best solutions for your light measuring problems, distributing our products to a customer base encompassing both the scientific research & industrial communities.
Product Portfolio
  • Cameras

  • Our product range includes the world’s most advanced and versatile CCD and ICCD detectors, and in recent years we have pushed the boundaries of working in low light by pioneering Electron Multiplying CCD (EMCCD) technology. Our most recent technological advancement has been Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) technology launched in June 2009.
  •  iXon EMCCD Camera Series

    • iXon Ultra and iXon3 EMCCD Camera Series

      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.

      • TE cooled to -100 °C
      • Extended QE response
      • Fastest frame rate
         
      Model  Active Pixels Cooling Pixel Size  Frame Rate Read Noise
      iXon3 860 128 x 128 -100  24 x 24 14025 < 1
      iXon3 897 512 x 512 -100  16 x 16  549 < 1
      iXon Ultra 897  512 x 512 -100  16 x 16 11074 < 1
      iXon3 888  1024 x 1024 -95  13 x 13  4205 < 1
    • iXon3 860

    • The iXon3 860 benefits of an advanced set of user–requested features, including OptAcquire, Count Convert, Spurious Noise Filters & Signal Averaging. RealGain™ provides quantitative EM gain calibration. The speed and sensitivity of this camera also renders it ideal for adaptive optics.
    • iXon3 897

    • The iXon3 897 single photon detection EMCCD camera benefits from an advanced set of user–requested features, including OptAcquire, Count Convert, Spurious Noise Filters, Cropped Sensor Mode, Signal Averaging and enhanced Photon Counting capability. Patented EMCAL™ and RealGain™ provide sustained quantitative EM gain calibration.
    • iXon3 888

    • The iXon3 888 high sensitivity EMCCD camera benefits from an advanced set of user–requested features, including OptAcquire, Count Convert, Spurious Noise Filters, Cropped Sensor Mode, Signal Averaging and enhanced Photon Counting capability. Patented EMCAL™ and RealGain™ provide sustained quantitative EM gain calibration.
    • iXon Ultra 897

    • The new iXon Ultra platform takes the popular back-illuminated 512 x 512 frame transfer sensor and overclocks readout to 17 MHz, pushing speed performance to an outstanding 56 fps (full frame), whilst maintaining single photon sensitivity and quantitative stability throughout.
  • Neo and Zyla sCMOS Cameras

    • Neo and Zyla sCMOS

      Zyla 5.5 megapixel Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera is ideal for research and OEM usage. Zyla CMOS offers a 100 fps frame rate, rolling and snapshot (global) shutter modes and ultra-low noise performance, in a light, compact and cost-effective design. A highly cost-effective ‘3-tap’ version is also available, offering up to 30 fps.

      • 30 frames per sec
      • Read noise < 1 electron
      • Up to 5.5 Megapixel
         
      Model  Active Pixels Cooling Pixel Size  Frame Rate Read Noise
      Zyla sCMOS 2560 x 2560 0 6.5 x 6.5 184  1.2
      Neo sCMOS 2560 x 2560 - 40  6.5 x 6.5 333 1
    • Zyla sCMOS

    • New Zyla 5.5 megapixel Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera is an Ideal for research and OEM usage. Zyla sCMOS offers 100 fps frame rate, rolling and snapshot (global) shutter modes and ultra-low noise performance, in a light, compact and cost-effective design.
    • Neo sCMOS

    • Unique vacuum cooled Scientific CMOS delivering absolute highest sensitivity: Rolling and Snapshot exposure. The highly innovative deep cooled Neo sCMOS platform has been conceptualised and specifically engineered to harness the full performance potential of this new and exciting sensor technology.
  • iDus Spectroscopy Cameras

    • iDus Spectroscopy CCD

      iDus spectroscopy CCD Camera is designed with the lowest noise to provide an ultra sensitive and high dynamic range detector for use in a wide range of both conventional and demanding spectroscopic applications. iDus offer a wide range of different format sensors to optimize the detector for your specific application.

      • NIR solution available
      • TE cooled to -100 °C
      • Low read noise
         
      Model  Active Pixels Cooling Pixel Size  Spectral Range Spectra per s
      2.2µm InGaAs 1024 x 1 -90  50 x 250 NIR / SWIR  193
      iDus 416 CCD 2000x256 -95 15 x 15 NIR 30
      401 Series  1024 x 127 -100  26 x 26  UV/Visible/NIR 88
      1.7µm InGaAs  1024 x 1  -90  50 x 50 NIR /SWIR 193
      420 Series 1024x 255 -100  260 x 26 UV/Visible/NIR 88
    • 2.2µm InGaAs

    • Andor’s iDus InGaAs 492 array detector series provides the most optimized platform for Spectroscopy applications up to 2.2 µm. The TE-cooled, in-vacuum sensors reach cooling temperatures of -90°C where best Signal-to-Noise ratio can be achieved.
    • 401 Series

    • The Scientific Grade, 1024 x 127 deep depletion spectroscopy CCD camera is ideally suited to rapid analysis, multi-channel and low-light applications including fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. The 401’s range of Front and Back Illuminated and Deep Depletion sensor options provide optimised performance from UV through Visible to Near IR.
    • 1.7µm InGaAs

    • Andor iDus InGaAs 491 array series provide the most compact and optimized research-grade platform for Spectroscopy applications up to either 1.7 or 2.2 μm. The Thermo-Electrically cooled, in-vacuum sensors reach cooling temperatures of -90ºC where the best signal-to-noise ratio can be achieved for the majority of the applications in this spectral region
    • 420 Series

    • The Scientific Grade, 1024 x 255 high speed spectroscopy CCD camera is ideally suited to rapid analysis, multi-channel and low-light applications including fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. The 420’s range of Front (Open Electrode) and Back Illuminated and Deep Depletion sensor options provide optimised performance from UV through Visible to Near IR.
    • iDus 416 CCD

    • Andor’s new iDus 416 platform boasts a unique combination of very low dark noise and very high QE, offering unrivalled sensitivity in the near-infrared. This makes it the ideal detector for NIR Raman and Photoluminescence, reducing greatly acquisition times and removing the need for inconvenient LN2 cooling.
  • Newton CCD and EMCCD Cameras

    • Newton EMCCD and CCD Spectroscopy Detectors

      Both the Andor NewtonEM EMCCD spectroscopy detectors and Newton conventional CCD spectroscopy detector systems have been optimized for high performance spectroscopic applications. The NewtonEM employs Andor's pioneering electron multiplying CCD platform with exclusive sensor formats optimized for ultra-low light level spectroscopy applications.

      • Crop mode operation
      • Vacuum seal technology
      •  Multi-megahertz readout
         
      Model  Active Pixels Pixel Size Read Noise Technology Spectra per s
      iXon3 860 128 x 128 -100  24 x 24 14025  1515
      iXon3 897 512 x 512 -100  16 x 16  549 1515
      iXon3 885  1004 x 1002  -95  8 x 8 13812 1612
      iXon Ultra 897  512 x 512 -100  16 x 16 11074 1612
    • Newton 970

    • Newton 970 offers Unrivalled EMCCD performance for spectroscopic applications. It utilizes a 1024 x 255 or 2048 x 512 array of 26 μm or 13.5 μm pixels, with thermoelectric cooling down to -100°C, resulting in negligible dark which provides unrivalled performance.
    • Newton 971

    • Newton 971 - The most sensitive EMCCD spectroscopic detector ever offer you active pixels of 1600*400 alon with 16*16 μm Pixel size along with the -100°C TE cooling. It’s Variable readout rates enable data readout at up to 3 Megahertz, through the plug and play USB interface.
    • Newton 920

    • Newton 920 has ability to acquire over 1600 spectra per second, with -100°C cooling and the widest range of sensor options, makes the Newton spectroscopic CCD the highest performing spectroscopy CCD on the market.
    • Newton 940

    • The Newton 940 spectroscopic CCD camera series utilizes a 1024 x 255 or 2048 x 512 array of 26 μm or 13.5 μm pixels, with thermoelectric cooling down to -100°C, resulting in negligible dark current and provides unrivalled performance for spectroscopic applications.
  • LucaEM EMCCD Cameras

    • Luca R

      Luca R utilizes a monochrome megapixel frame transfer EMCCD sensor, providing single photon detection sensitivity and unrestrained QE (65% max), in a TE cooled, USB 2.0 camera platform. Operate EM gain off for conventional CCD operation under brighter conditions – turn on the EM gain when the photons become scarce.

      • Single Photon Sensitive
      • Megapixel sensor
      • 8 µm pixel size
      • 12.4 fps
      • USB 2.0
         
      Model  Active Pixels Cooling Pixel Size  Frame Rate Read Noise
      Luca R 1004 x 1002 -20  8 x 8  12.4 < 1
  • Clara Interline CCD Series

    • Clara Interline CCD Camera

      Clara has been designed to deliver the highest sensitivity performance achievable from an interline CCD camera. Based around the popular ICX285 sensor from Sony®, the Clara interline CCD is ideally suited to high-resolution cell microscopy and OEM applications.

      • TE cooled to -55 °C
      • Very low readout noise
      • 1.3 megapixel interline
         
      Model  Active Pixels Cooling Pixel Size  Frame Rate Read Noise
      Clara 1392 x 1040 -55  6.45 x 6.45 11 2.4
      Clara E 1392 x 1040 -20  6.45 x 6.45 11 3.0
    • Clara

    • Clara has been designed to deliver the highest sensitivity performance achievable from an interline CCD camera. Based around the popular ICX285 sensor from Sony®, the Clara interline CCD is ideally suited to high-resolution cell microscopy and OEM applications.
    • Clara E

    • Clara has been designed to deliver the highest sensitivity performance achievable from an interline CCD camera. Based around the popular ICX285 sensor from Sony®, the Clara interline CCD is ideally suited to high-resolution cell microscopy and OEM applications.
  • iKon CCD Camera Series

    • Pushing Detection Boundaries from Particles to Galaxies

      The iKon slow scan CCDs offer industry-leading low-noise performance, alongside unparalleled thermoelectric cooling to -100°C, enabling better signal-to-noise at longer exposure times than other CCD cameras on the market. The iKon series offer up to 5 MHz readout for rapid frame rate acquisition or fast focusing, along with direct USB 2.0 connectivity to PC

      Model  Active Pixels Cooling Pixel Size Frame Rate Read Noise
      iKon-L 936 2048 x 2048 -100  13.5 x 13.5 0.95 2.9
      iKon-M 934 1024 x 1024 -100  13 x 13  44 2.9
      PV Inspector  1024 x 1024  -100  13 x 13 4.4 9
      iKon-M 912  512 x 512 -100  24 x 24 8 3
    • iKon-L 936

    • Andor’s iKon-L High Dynamic Range CCD camers offer outstanding resolution, field of view, sensitivity and dynamic range performance. It boast a proprietary large area 5-stage TE cooler enabling cooling of this large area sensor down to an unprecedented -100°C without the aggravation of liquid nitrogen.
    • iKon-M 934

    • Andor’s iKon-M 934 low noise CCD camera series are designed to offer the ultimate in high-sensitivity, low noise performance, ideal for demanding imaging applications. These high resolution 1024 x 1024 CCD cameras boast up to 95% QEmax, high dynamic range, and 13 μm pixels.
    • PV Inspector

    • Newton 920 has ability to acquire over 1600 spectra per second, with -100°C cooling and the widest range of sensor options, makes the Newton spectroscopic CCD the highest performing spectroscopy CCD on the market.
    • iKon-M 912

    • Andor’s iKon-M 912 Cooled Back Illuminated CCD cameras are designed to offer the ultimate in back-illuminated, low noise performance, ideal for demanding imaging applications. The 512 x 512 CCD array with 24 μm pixels has been optimized for the best resolution and dynamic range.
  • High Energy Detection

    • High Energy Detection

      Andor’s comprehensive range of high energy camera detection systems addresses a wide variety of imaging and spectroscopy applications from cell structure studies and medical research to material analysis. These direct or indirect detection systems can be used at varying energy levels and are configured to operate across a number of sampling interfaces

      • Bespoke customization
      • VUV, X-ray and gamma
      •  Direct/indirect detection
         
      Model  Active Pixels Cooling Pixel Size  Read Noise Image Area
      Classic SX DW 2048 x 2048 -75  13.5 x 13.5 2.5 27.6 x 27.6
      Newton SO 1024 x 1024 -100  26 x 26 2.8 27.6 x 27.6
      iKon-L SY  2048 x 2048  -55 13.5 x 13.5 2.9 27.6 x 27.6
      iKon-M SO 1024 x 1024 -100  13 x 13 2.9 13.3 x 13.3
      Newton SY  1024 x 255 -55  26 x 26  2.8 27.6 x 27.6
      Classic SX DV  1024 x 255 -100  26 x 26  18 27.6 x 27.6
      iKon-L SO  2048 x 2048 -100  13.5 x 13.5 2.9 27.6 x 27.6
      iKon-L HF  2048 x 2048 -30  13.5 x 13.5  4.5 27.6 x 27.6
      iKon-M SY  1024 x 1024 -55  13 x 13  2.9 13.3 x 13.3
    • Classic SX DW

    • Andor’s high energy detection platforms are built to last and are engineered from the outset with ease of use in mind; every system is developed to integrate quickly and directly into the heart of the experimental setup.
    • Newton SO

    • Andor’s Newton SO series features high-QE sensors for direct detection of soft X-Ray, EUV or VUV photons. A convenient 16-point, knife-edge sealed 6” rotatable CF152 flange provides a robust and highly-effective seal to any compatible vacuum chamber interface.
    • iKon-L SY

    • The iKon-L SY a high energy detector with multiple digitization rates up to 5MHz. It offers outstanding field of view, resolution and dynamic range and widely used across Astronomy and Bio-Imaging OEM applications. It has UltraVac™ cooling to -100°C.
    • iKon-M SO

    • Andor’s USB 2.0 ikon-M SO series features high-QE, sensors for direct detection of soft X-Ray EUV or VUV photons. A convenient 16-point, knife-edge sealed 6” rotatable CF152 flange provides a robust and highly-effective seal to any compatible vacuum chamber interface.
    • Newton SY

    • Andor’s Newton SY series features a high-QE sensors for direct detection of soft X-Ray photons. A convenient beryllium foil window blocks visible wavelengths with minimal ‘Beam Hardening’ of X-ray energies. Variable readout rates enable data readout at up to 3 Megahertz, through the plug and play USB interface.
    • Classic SX DV

    • Andor’s Classic SX DV high energy camera detection systems addresses a wide variety of imaging and spectroscopy applications from cell structure studies and medical research to material analysis
    • iKon-L SO

    • Andor's iKon-L SO is a revolutionary large area CCD platform, offering back illuminated (> 90% QE) full frame sensors up to 4MPixel(2k x 2k), 1 MHz readoutand unparalleled priority TE cooling down to –100°C.For astronomy we recommend the iKon-L DW-436 or iKon-L DZ-436.
    • iKon-L HF

    • The iKon-L HF is a revolutionary 4 megapixel, high-sensitivity CCD platform, delivering outstanding field of view, resolution and dynamic range. This platform is used widely across Astronomy and Bio-Imaging OEM applications.
    • iKon-M SY

    • Andor’s standalone USB 2.0 ikon-M SY series features a high-QE, back-illuminated, soft X-ray optimized sensor for direct X-Ray detection. This 1024 x 1024 sensor array with 13 μm x 13 μm pixels offers high dynamic range and high spatial resolution. 
  • Multi-Wavelength Imaging

    • Multi-Wavelength Imaging

      The vast majority of imaging applications involve the use of more than one fluorescent probe e.g. FRET, dual color imaging, co-localization studies etc. For multi-wavelength imaging Andor Technology has the most flexible and versatile solution available to the researcher.

      • Large field of view
      • Up to 37 frames per sec
      •  Single photon sensitivity
      Model   Description
      Optosplit II Dual Emission Image Splitter
      TuCam High performance, two camera imaging adapter
    • Optosplit II

    • The Optosplit II image splitter is a simple and elegant device for dividing an image into two separate, spatially equivalent, components that can be displayed side by side on a single camera chip.
    •  

    • Andor’s TuCam is a new generation two-camera adapter for macro or microscopic imaging applications. Available in C- or CSUX-mount, TuCam features include large aperture, exceptional transmission, very low distortion and high precision alignment using kinematic cassettes
  • Spectrographs

  • Andor provides a range of spectral instruments suitable for a wide range of spectrosopy applications, from high-resolution UV plasma studies to NIR photoluminescence. Our rugged Czerny-Turner and Echelle spectrographs come pre-aligned and pre-calibrated for ease of operation.
  • Shamrock Spectrograph Series

    • Shamrock Spectrograph Series

      The Shamrock 303i, 500i and 750 imaging spectrographs are research-grade, high performance and rugged platforms designed for working with demanding low-light applications, but equally suited to routine measurements. These instruments can be seamlessly integrated with Andor’s world-class range of CCDs, Electron-Multiplying CCDs, Intensified CCDs, InGaAs cameras and single point detectors to offer a versatile, yet most sensitive modular solutions on the market.

      • Rugged and compact
      • Pre-calibrated
      • Pre-aligned
      Model  Spectral Range Focal Length Aperture   Resolution
      Shamrock 163 200 - 2200 163  f/3.6 0.17
      Shamrock 303 200 - 2200 303 f/4 0.1
      Shamrock 500 200 - 2200  500 f/6.5 0.05
      Shamrock 750 200 - 2200 750 f/9.8 0.03
    • Shamrock 163

    • The latest entry-level member of Andor's family of spectrographs is the Shamrock 163i. Combined with Andor's range of CCDs and accessories, it offer the best price performance imaging and non-imaging spectrograph solutions on the market.
    • Shamrock 303

    • The iXon3 897 single photon detection EMCCD camera benefits from an advanced set of user–requested features, including OptAcquire, Count Convert, Spurious Noise Filters, Cropped Sensor Mode, Signal Averaging and enhanced Photon Counting capability. Patented EMCAL™ and RealGain™ provide sustained quantitative EM gain calibration.
    • Shamrock 500

    • The Andor Shamrock SR-500i imaging spectrometer is based on Czerny-Turner optical design. The optimized optical design provides exceptional performance for multi-track Spectroscopy.The Shamrock 500i is available as a pre-aligned, pre-calibrated camera/spectrometer detection solution allowing for seamless integration in user set-up.
    • Shamrock 750

    • The Andor Shamrock SR-750 is based on Czerny-Turner optical design. The Shamrock is available as a pre-aligned detector/spectrometer option allowing for seamless integration of software, electronics, optics and detector. There is also a fast and interactive graphical software interface allowing full control of all the spectrograph functions.
  • Mechelle Spectrograph

    • Mechelle Spectrograph

      Andor’s new Mechelle ME5000 Echelle spectrograph has been designed to provide simultaneous recording of a wide wavelength range (200-975 nm) in one acquisition. It has no moving components is available in a pre-aligned detector/spectrometer format.

      • Simultaneous recording
      • No moving components
      • Patented optical design

         
      Model Spectral Range Focal Length Aperture
      Mechelle 5000 200 - 975 195 f/7
      • Mechelle 5000

      • Andor’s new Mechelle ME5000 Echelle spectrograph has been designed to provide simultaneous recording of a wide wavelength range (200-975 nm) in one acquisition. It has no moving components is available in a pre-aligned detector/spectrometer format.
  • Spectral Imaging Spectrographs

    • Spectral Imaging Spectrographs

      ImSpector is a direct sight imaging spectrograph that can be quickly combined with a camera to form a spectral camera. It produces full continuous spectral information with high quality spectral and spatial resolution. Whereas Raman Explorer is the family of multi-channel, multi-spectrum spectrographs based on Headwall’s patented, aberration-corrected, retro-reflective concentric design which is optimized for high signal

      • Third party instruments
      • Raman Explorer
      • Specim Imspector
         
      Model Spectral Range  Aperture Resolution
      Raman Explorer 380 - 1000 f/2.8 0.24
      Imspector 541 - 1144 f/2.4  2
    • Raman Explorer

    • The Raman Explorer™ family of multi-channel, multi-spectrum spectrographs is based on Headwall’s patented, aberration-corrected, retro-reflective concentric design – an innovative, high reciprocal dispersion instrument which is optimized for high signal throughput of weak Raman spectra with reduced measurement integration time.
    • Imspector

    • ImSpector is a direct sight imaging spectrograph that can be quickly combined with a camera to form a spectral camera. Compared to conventional color cameras and other filter-based imaging systems, ImSpector produces full continuous spectral information with high quality spectral and spatial resolution.
  • Microscopy Systems

  • Andor's Microscopy Systems business provides solutions to address a broad range of optical microscopy techniques including laser spinning disk confocal microscopy, photo-bleaching, activation, conversion and ablation, TIRF, white light spinning disk confocal, calcium ratio imaging, comet assay and bioluminescence.
  • Revolution XD

    • The Revolution XD Family

      The Shamrock 303i, 500i and 750 imaging spectrographs are research-grade, high performance and rugged platforms designed for working with demanding low-light applications, but equally suited to routine measurements. These instruments can be seamlessly integrated with Andor’s world-class range of CCDs, Electron-Multiplying CCDs, Intensified CCDs, InGaAs cameras and single point detectors to offer a versatile, yet most sensitive modular solutions on the market.

      • Laser-based confocal
      • Upright or inverted
      •  Fully flexible solutions
      Model  Product Type  System Type  Configuration
      XDi System Systems Laser-based Inverted
      XDv System Systems Laser-based Upright
      XDv System Systems Laser-based Upright
      Custom XD System Systems Laser-based Inverted or Upright
      WD System Systems Laser-based Inverted
    • XDi System

    • The Revolution XDi is based around an inverted microscope, the most common choice for live cell imaging, ideal for samples such as cultured cells that grow in media and require careful environmental control. Samples can range from something as small as yeast through to a large specimen such as drosophila embryo.
    • XDv System

    • Revolution XDv - A focused upright solution when lab space is at a premium. The Revolution XDv offers you a compact solution on an upright microscope. In keeping this system footprint small, it is well suited for labs with limited space or to fit inside a Faraday cage for Electrophysiology rigs
    • XDh System

    • Revolution XDh - Combine full system choice with an upright microscope. XDh has been designed to allow those who work on an upright microscope benefit from the capabilities available from our full component range.
    • Custom XD System

    • The Andor Custom XD system is a family of flexible system solutions focused on live cell imaging. At the heart of our systems is the CSU-X spins disk technology from Yokogawa®, the industry leader in this technology, and broadly considered the best choice for sensitive live-cell confocal imaging.
    • WD System

    • Andor Technology is proud to introduce the Revolution WD. This exciting new member of the successful Revolution series has at its heart the latest spinning disk solution from Yokogawa, the CSU-W1. It delivers unrivalled high speed and high versatility, offering stunning image quality at all magnifications.
  • Revolution DSD

    • Mechelle Spectrograph

      Andor’s Revolution DSD is an innovative hybrid of spinning disk technology and structured illumination. This unique laser-free design delivers a budget friendly confocal solution to your laboratory. A simple device, which can even be added to an existing fluorescence microscope in your lab, the Revolution DSD means that confocal imaging can be a routine technique in your own lab.

      • Laser-free confocal
      • Upright or inverted
      • Real-time control
         
      Model Product Type System Type Configuration
      DSD Uni Systems Laser-free Inverted or Upright
      DSD Core Systems Laser-free Inverted
    • DSD Uni

    • The DSD Uni brings with it the ability to add 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. 
    • DSD Core

    • The Revolution DSD Core is offered on inverted microscopes with a cover that provides rationalized cable management. It’s an innovative hybrid technology with features like unique design for easy filter exchange, Full spectrum, laser-free, and Excellent confocality
  • Active Illumination

    • Active Illumination

      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”.

      • Observe and measure
      • Powerful and flexible
      • Complete systems
         
      Model Description
      MicroPoint Diffraction limited illumination from a pulsed dye-laser.
      Imspector Simultaneously illuminate multiple regions of interest.
      FRAPPA Unique design for galvo-scanned photobleaching and activation.
    • MicroPoint

    • 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. 
    • Mosaic

    • Mosaic is a patented instrument platform built around MEMS Digital Mirror Devices (DMD). DMDs were developed at Texas Instruments in 1987 and are now in widespread use in digital projectors and other display devices.
    • FRAPPA

    • 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.
  • Microscopy Components

    • Microscopy Components

      Microscopy components are designed in order to deliver high speed platforms to CCD Cameras. These not only comprise the peripheral devices but also the software that will ensure the system compatibility and maximum frame rate. Hardware components will also be compatible with various other hardware components.

      • Key hardware
      • Tailored solutions
      • Flexible components
      Model

      Description

      CSU-X1 Dual spinning disk scan head, for confocal scanning and detection.
      Filter Wheels Filter wheels and splitters to select by wavelength or polarization.
      Microscopes Match the needs of your system with a modern infinity corrected scope.
      Motorized Controls Open and closed loop XY stage and Piezo Z-stages.
      PC Workstation Optimized Dell PC with pre-installed Windows and iQ imaging software.
      Couplers Single and dual-port camera adapters with optimum throughput.
      Incubators Stage top and cage incubators for environmental control.
      Precision Controller Synchronization center for Revolution systems.
      CSU-X1 Up to 6 solid state laser lines in a single 19 inch rack enclosure.
    • CSU-X1

    • Yokogawa’s latest generation laser dual spinning disk scan head is a core component of Revolution XD systems providing confocal scanning and detection paths for Andor solutions.
    • Filter Wheels

    • Andor systems use filter wheels or splitters to select by wavelength or polarization. Filter wheels are sequential with switching times of about 50-100 ms when loaded with filters (manufacturers quote unloaded times) and are available in 6, 10 and now 12 position versions.
    • Microscopes

    • Revolution® products are compatible with modern infinity corrected microscopes from Leica, Nikon, Olympus or Zeiss to meet your preferred configuration. Note: For laser safety, a 100% side port switch is required. Microscopes need environmental control to maintain living conditions for mammalian live cell preparations.
    •  Motorized Controls

    • Using closed-loop XY stages our systems achieve positioning repeatability of about 0.3 μm (rms) - state of the art for stages with a range of ≈100 mm. These stages enable scanning in various modes including micro-plates (for multitreatment experiments), multi-field e.g. to increase the number of observations in a single preparation or in montage mode for larger specimens e.g. embryos.
    •  PC Workstation

    • Handling, processing and visualising multidimensional images is very computer intensive. The Andor iQ workstation is a high end Desktop PC optimized for use with iQ and for handling large data sets which arise from experiments that employ Andor cameras.
  • Software

  • Research imaging and spectroscopy applications demand powerful software tools to provide everything from instrument control to acquisition, visualization and analysis of large data volumes. Andor has invested heavily in software over recent years and offers a range of world-class software solutions targeting our core markets of imaging, spectroscopy and multi-dimensional microscopy.
  • Solis Software Packages

    • Andor Solis Imaging and Spectrograph Software

      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.

      • Data capture & analysis
      • Real-time data display
      • Range of applications
         
      Model Description
      Solis I Designed for image capture and analysis in a wide range of fields.
      Solis Scanning Offering a dedicated platform for scanning applications.
      Solis T Software for time-resolved work, controlling the iStar range of camera
      Solis S The ideal software platform for spectroscopy applications.
    • Solis I

    • The Andor Solis (i) software platform is designed for image capture and analysis and is used in a wide range of scientific fields including fluorescence imaging, Bose-Einstein Condensation, single fluorophore labelling, upper atmosphere studies, X-ray studies and Raman imaging.
    • Solis Scanning

    • With detection capabilities ranging from UV to the Long Wave IR (LWIR) region through a comprehensive range of single point detectors - including PMTs, PbS and MCT, Solis Scanning offers a dedicated platform for scanning applications. 
    • Solis T

    • The Andor Solis (t) software platform is the option for time resolved work and has additional features to enable control of the iStar camera range. Applications include Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF), combustion and Time-resolved Resonance Raman Spectroscopy.
    • Solis S

    • For spectroscopy applications, the Andor Solis (s) is the appropriate software platform. It has been specifically tailored to enable the user to quickly configure their acquisition, capture the data and display and process results in a user-friendly manner. The user can also control Andor's range of Spectrographs in a direct and responsive manner.
  • iQ Live Cell Imaging Software

    • Andor iQ Software

      Andor iQ is our flagship live cell imaging software, designed with flexibility and power in mind. iQ - image and quantify - occupies a central role in our Revolution product range and provides optimized control of Andor's award winning iXon EMCCD cameras and automation hardware for a range of Bioimaging applications. Continuous development and improvement ensures that Andor iQ represents a powerful and flexible core for live-cell imaging systems.

      • Multi-dimensional
      • Powerful analysis
      • Image and quantify
         
      Model Description
      Andor iQ Designed with flexibility and power, for Live Cell Imaging application
      • Andor iQ

      • Andor iQ is our flagship live cell imaging software, designed with flexibility and power in mind. iQ - image and quantify - occupies a central role in our Revolution product range and provides optimized control of Andor's award winning iXon EMCCD cameras and automation hardware for a range of Bioimaging applications.
  • Imaris from Bitplane

    • Real-time Volume Rendering for Life Sciences

      Imaris 7.1 brings significant enhancements to pivotal key features within the software. New capabilities include filament tracing with 4D spine and dendrite tracking, a track editor and statistical annotations for 4D objects. Building on the success of Imaris software to date, these new features will enhance the performance of existing Imaris systems.

      • Powerful and versatile
      • 3D/4D visualization
      • Fast, precise analysis
      Model Description
      Imaris Bitplane's core software module delivering basic functionalily.
      FilamentTracer Automatic detection of neurons, microtubules and other structures.
      Measurement Pro Extract critical statistical parameters.
      ImarisVantage Extract more from your data, and visualize your cells in 4D.
      ImarisColoc Powerful colocalization analysis for multiple bio components.
      ImarisBatch Process 2D, 3D and 4D image series in a batch.
      ImarisCell Specifically designed for the analysis of 2D, 3D and 4D images.
      ImarisTrack The most powerful live cell imaging software for tracking and analysis
      ImarisXT Two-way interface from Imaris to other imaging platforms. 
    • FilamentTracer

    • FilamentTracer is the most advanced software product for the automatic detection of neurons, microtubules, and other filament-like structures in 2D, 3D and 4D. FilamentTracer utilizes multiple automatic, semi-automatic, and manual segmentation methods that can be used in any combination.
    • Measurement Pro

    • Imaris measurement pro enables researchers to extract critical statistical parameters from their microscopy images thus allowing for the quantification of scientific findings.
    • ImarisVantage

    • ImarisVantage is a new module of Imaris that visualises your image data in four dimensions and lets you see and extract more information from intrinsically complex data sets. ImarisVantage enables the researchers to dissect their multi-dimensional, multi-object images by creating series of fully customisable plots for better understanding of hidden relationships and associations between visualised objects.
    • ImarisColoc

    • Obtaining accurate information about the position of stained tissue and cellular components is the primary goal of digital microscopy. ImarisColoc has been designed to give researchers the most powerful colocalization analysis tool to quantify and document co-distribution of multiple stained biological components. .
    • ImarisBatch

    • ImarisBatch is an Imaris subsystem for the processing of 2D, 3D, and 4D image series in batch. This subsystem saves valuable time when running repetitive jobs because processing can be queued and completed without interaction from the user.
    • ImarisCell

    • ImarisCell is an Imaris module specifically designed for the analysis of 2D, 3D, and 4D images of cells and their components. ImarisCell enables researchers to qualitatively and quantitatively examine micro relationships that exist between cells. 
    • ImarisTrack

    • ImarisTrack is the most powerful commercially available live cell imaging, tracking & analysis software that rises to the challenge of monitoring temporal changes in biological systems. ImarisTrack is based on a choice of multiple sophisticated manual and automatic tracking algorithms.
    • ImarisXT

    • ImarisXT is a multi-functional two-way interface from Imaris to classic programming languages, Matlab and other imaging software programs. It allows rapid development and integration of custom algorithms that are specific and tailored to scientific applications where generic image processing would fail.
    • Imaris

    • Imaris is Bitplane’s core scientific software module that delivers all the necessary functionality for data visualization, analysis, segmentation and interpretation of 3D and 4D microscopy datasets. Combining speed, precision and ease-of-use, Imaris provides a complete set of features for working with three- and four-dimensional multi-channel images of any size, from a few megabytes to multiple gigabytes in size.
  • Software Development Kit

    • Andor SDK

      The Andor Software Development Kit (SDK) gives the programmer access to the Andor camera and spectrograph range. The key part of the SDK is the dynamic link library which can be used with a wide variety of programming environments including C, C++, C#, Visual Basic and LabVIEW.