Nikon Releases Confocal Microscope with World’s Largest Field of View

September 4, 2018

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nikon Instruments Inc., innovator of advanced optical instruments, today announced the release of the A1 HD25/AIR HD25 confocal microscope with a groundbreaking 25mm field of view for high-throughput, high-resolution imaging. The new system captures twice the amount of data in a single image, compared to conventional confocals, significantly reducing acquisition times without sacrificing resolution or magnification. Combined with a high-definition resonant scanner, the cutting-edge confocal system enables high-speed, high-throughput imaging of live, whole organisms such as zebrafish and drosophila.

“As research continues to move towards system-level questions and high-throughput applications, there is a need to accelerate data acquisition without sacrificing detail,” said Steve Ross, Ph.D., General Manager, Products and Marketing, Nikon Instruments Inc., “Nikon has designed the A1 HD25/A1R HD25 with the world’s largest FOV specifically to meet this need.”

Main Features

1. Large image acquisition with the world’s largest FOV In combination with the ECLIPSE Ti2-E inverted research microscope, the A1 HD25/A1R HD25 achieves the world’s largest confocal FOV of 25 mm. It covers nearly twice the area compared to conventional, 18mm FOV confocal systems. This allows for an increase in data throughput and enables users to capture significant events occurring outside the normal field of view.

2. High-speed imaging of up to 720 fps to capture fast events The A1R HD25 incorporates a high-definition resonant scanner with an imaging speed of 720 fps (512 x 16 pixels). It can capture ultra-fast events such as ion signaling and reduces photo-damage to cells and photo-bleaching by minimizing light exposure.

3. Double the throughput With twice the amount of data acquired per image, the A1 HD25/A1R HD25 significantly reduces image capture times for high-throughput screening assays and large image stitching applications without sacrificing resolution or magnification. Furthermore, the fast high-definition (1K, 1024 x 1024 pixels) scanner enables high-resolution, high-quality imaging even at lower magnifications, enabling observation of minute structures within samples.


A1 HD25 A1R HD25 ----------------------------------------------- ------- ------------------------- Scanning area 25 mm (square inscribed in a 25 mm-diameter circle) ----------------------------------------------- --------------------------------- Galvano scanner Max. 4096 x 4096 pixels Image size ---------------- --------------------------------- Resonant scanner ― Max. 1024 x 1024 pixels ------------------------------ ---------------- ------- ------------------------- 10 fps (512 x 512 pixels, Galvano scanner bi-directional) 200 fps (512 x 16 pixels, Scanning speed (imaging speed) bi-directional) ---------------- --------------------------------- Resonant scanner ― 30 fps (512 x 512 pixels) 720 fps (512 x 16 pixels) ------------------------------ ---------------- ------- -------------------------

Learn more at https://www.nikon.com/products/microscope-solutions/special/a1/

About Nikon Instruments Inc.Nikon Instruments Inc. is a world leader in the development and manufacture of optical and digital imaging technology for biomedical applications. Cutting-edge instruments include microscopes, digital imaging products and software. Nikon Instruments is one of the microscopy and digital imaging arms of Nikon Inc., the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology. For more information, visit www.nikoninstruments.com. Product-related inquiries may be directed to Nikon Instruments at 800-52-NIKON.

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