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Andor iXon Life EMCCD Camera

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Andor iXon Life EMCCD Camera

Andor iXon Life EMCCD Camera

The detector for single molecule detection


Andor Technology has released new ultrasensitive iXon Life Electron Multiplying CCD (EMCCD) camera platform, exclusively for fluorescence microscopy. Featuring single photon sensitive, back-illuminated EMCCD technology and market leading frame rates, iXon Life provides all the benefits of EMCCD technology at price normally associated with back-illuminated sCMOS technology.

iXon Life is available in 1024 x 1024 and 512 x 512 sensor formats, is back-illuminated to deliver the highest and broadest quantum efficiency of any microscopy camera and is deep cooled to -80°C for minimal dark current. The new camera allows researchers to obtain the ultimate detector technology for single molecule biophysics and low-light live cell microscopy, in a budget friendly platform.

Image right: TIRF imaing and SRRF images for super-resolution live-imaigng of Jurkat T cells expressing LifeAct-GFP (labelling actin) and grown on coverslips coated with anti-CD3&CD28 to stimulate immunological synapse formation. Courtesy of Ricardo Henriques, MCR LMB, University College London.

Dr Colin Coates, Andor's Imaging Product Manager, said; "iXon Life EMCCD facilitates the use of the lowest possible excitation power while maintaining superb signal to noise ratio, thus minimising phototoxic effects. The EMCCD remains the ultimate detector for single molecule biophysics experiments which present the considerable challenge of harnessing a limited photon budget from dynamic, individual fluorescent molecules, while also avoiding photobleaching. Andor iXon EMCCDs continue to out-perform sCMOS detectors in this most demanding of light starved application areas.

For further information please contact us or download the datasheet.


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