2011

All-In-One Fluorescence Microscope

The BZ-9000 (BIOREVO) from Keyence Corp. of America (Elmwood Park, NJ) performs fluorescence, bright field, and phase-contrast imaging on a variety of specimen holders, including slides, dishes, and wellplates. By integrating a fully motorized, six-objective lens revolver, motorized stage, electronically controlled filter turret, and built-in sample enclosure, the BZ-9000 reduces the amount of tabletop space required for a conventional fluorescence microscope.

altThe BIOREVO switches among up to four different fluorescent channels, automatically adjusting the filter and exposure time. It incorporates a single 12-bit monochrome camera that can easily switch to color imaging.

The BZ-9000 incorporates a Z-stack and image stitching function that allows users to stitch up to 1,200 images in XY directions. The BIOREVO also provides options for quantitative analysis, including standard two-dimensional measurements, cell counting, and brightness analysis. A Real-Time 3D Module generates a three-dimensional image of a fluorescent specimen. An option is also available for conducting live-cell and time-lapse imaging with the use of an incubation chamber.

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