Product News: Optics & Photonics

Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope has application-focused design.

Press Release Summary:

Jun 12, 2012 - Used for high-speed, live cell imaging, Revolution XD range leverages Yokogawa® CSU-X1 spinning disk confocal unit, in combination with iXon Ultra, for optimal image capture rates. Application tools are included for bleaching, activating, switching ablating, perturbing, and uncaging, while open hardware architecture and software compatibility promote flexible use. Additional features include Andor Multi-Port Unit, Precision Control Unit, and filter wheel.

Original Press Release

Andor Technology offers Unprecedented Image Capture Rates with the Revolution XD System

Press release date: Jun 07, 2012

Belfast - Andor Technology plc (Andor), a world leader in scientific imaging and modular spectroscopy solutions, announce the launch of its Revolution XD spinning disk confocal family, which will set new standards for live cell high speed imaging. The highly flexible system offers a range of upright and inverted microscope alternatives, ensuring researchers can get the system that best suits their needs.

Thanks to the extensive Andor portfolio available, the XD system is very much application focused. In manufacturing our own components, such as laser combiners and targeted illumination devices, we can customise solutions to your research needs. A number of software platforms support our systems, offering you a familiar working environment. The Revolution XD system will be a key addition for those undertaking cell division studies, calcium imaging, developmental biology, stem cell research, cell motility and neuroscience, to name but a few.

In addition to a new detailed Revolution XD brochure, the Andor website has been updated to carry key information on each variant as well as a comprehensive range of application and technical notes.

Geraint Wilde, Microscopy Systems Product Specialist at Andor, said "We are excited to offer the fastest capture rates and such a comprehensive choice of application tools. Our aim is always to help push the boundaries of our research customers. The Revolution XD family is the key to Andor working closely with the research community, along with our understanding of new trends and technology requirements. In offering highly flexible configurations we should have a solution for everybody".

For more information on the XD Revolution family from Andor please visit

Andor enables its customers to break new ground by performing light measurements previously considered impossible. Andor is a world leader in low light imaging with a portfolio spanning high-performance scientific digital cameras, spectrographs, and microscopy confocal and white light systems. Andor now counts over 300 employees in 16 offices worldwide, offering over 80 products to 10,000 scientific research and OEM customers, and acquired Bitplane in 2009 and Photonic Instruments in 2010. Andor Technology is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: AND).

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