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EVOS™ Power Cord, Type D (India/South Africa)

This power cord is for use with EVOS® XL, FL , FL Color, and FL Auto systems in countries with Type D power plugs. The Type D electrical plug is used in parts of Africa, Asia, and South America.

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EVOS™ Vessel Holder/Adapter for Automated Stage, with retention, multi-well plates

EVOS® vessel holders allow a perfect fit of your microscope slide, cell culture flask or dish, or micro-well plate to the stage of the EVOS® imaging systems for increased precision in sample alignment. This particular vessel holder serves two functions: it holds multi-well plates (w = 128.2 mm, h = 86.2 mm) and also acts as an adapter for the standard vessel holders (cat numbers AMEPVH001 thru AMEPVH018). This vessel holder/adapter is specific for the automated stage of the EVOS® FL Auto Imaging System and has a lever for added convenience. It is just one of many easy-to-change vessel holders and stage plates available for this instrument platform. With a snug and secure fit, yet readily switched, these accessories make imaging samples in a range of vessel holders convenient and easy.

For additional choices, see the EVOS® Guide to Vessel Holders and Stage Plates.
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EVOS™ XL Core Attachable Mechanical Stage

The EVOS® XL Core Mechanical Stage is an alternative to the universal, fixed stage provided with the EVOS® XL Core Imaging System. This mechanical stage has X-Y axis controls and a vessel holder framework that accommodates our broad range of vessel holders for smaller sample vessel types, such as microscope slides and 35 mm dishes. Larger sample vessels, such as T-75 flasks or multi-well plates, fit directly onto the stage. Both vessel holders and large vessels are held securely in place by a stage clip during operation. The spring-loaded clip allows fast and easy vessel changes, such as during operations inside a hood or during processing of multiple samples.

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PEN Membrane Frame Slides for Live Cell Microdissection (Applied Biosystems™)

A suite of accessories has been designed to enable research on living cells using your ARCTURUSXT™ LCM Instrument. Researchers may use slides or Petri dishes to perform imaging and microdissection experiments. Following a validated protocol from ARCTURUS® LCM Systems from Applied Biosystems®mdash;the leaders in tissue-based microdissection—the live cells may be isolated, remaining viable for subsequent re-culture or direct processing for use in downstream applications.

Polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) Membrane Frame Slides for Live Cell Microdissection
• Specially optimized for use with live cell experiments
• Take advantage of the CapSure® LCM Cap technology to collect cells for downstream processing

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostics procedures.

EVOS™ Light Cube, Qdot™ 545

All EVOS® fluorescence imaging systems contain our unique, proprietary LED light cubes. This world-leading light engine outputs remarkable intensity over a short light path that delivers superior fluorophore excitation. Each cube contains an LED, condensing optics, and hard-coated filters. EVOS® light cubes are user-changeable and automatically recognized by the system. The Qdot® 545 light cube is ideal for use with Qdot® 545 and other fluorophores with excitation and emission maxima near 445 and 545 nm.

EVOS® light cubes offers you these important advantages:

• A shorter light path that affords superior detection of fluorescent signals
• Continuous illumination that enables consistent results
• A 50,000+ hour bulb lifetime that affords lower operating costs
• Adjustable light intensity that helps reduce photobleaching

Revolutionary Light Path
By placing the LED light cube as close as possible to the objective turret, the number of optical elements in the light path is minimized. High-intensity illumination over a short light path increases the efficiency of fluorophore excitation, providing better detection of weak fluorescent signals.

Continuous Light Intensity
Mercury arc lamps can decrease in intensity by 50% in the first 100 hours of operation—plus, images acquired in different sessions cannot be quantitatively compared using mercury illumination without complicated calibrations. Because EVOS® systems have continuous light cube intensity, users can rely on consistent illumination and can compare quantitative results from images acquired on different days. Each light cube contains a precisely matched set of optical components to optimize the position, evenness, and intensity of the light beam. Digitally controlled LED light sources allow adjustment of illumination levels, dramatically improving control over photobleaching.

Less Expensive to Own and Maintain
The LED bulbs on the EVOS® systems are rated for >50,000 hours (~17 years), compared to 300 hours for a typical mercury bulb and 1,500 hours for a metal halide bulb. This translates to savings in the overall upkeep of your instrument.

EVOS® Hard-coated Filter Sets for Higher Transmission Efficiencies
Hard-coated filter sets are more expensive that soft-coated filters, but they have sharper edges and significantly higher transmission efficiencies that typically result in >25% more light transmission than traditional soft-coated filters. With the EVOS® systems' hard-coated filter sets, your light cubes cost less over time. Plus, you will have brighter fluorescence, higher transmission efficiencies, the ability to detect faint fluorescence signals, and better signal-to-noise ratios.

To select the light cube best suited for your experiments, see the Light Cube selection guide.
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EVOS™ Stage Plate for Automated Stage, one Nunc T-175 flask (Invitrogen™)

This EVOS™ stage plate is intended for use on the stage of the EVOS™ FL Auto Imaging System. This stage plate is designed to hold one Nunc T-175 flask for increased precision in sample alignment and is just one of many easy-to-change stage plates and vessel holders available for this instrument platform. With a snug and secure fit, yet readily switched, these accessories make imaging samples in a range of vessel holders convenient and easy.

For additional choices, see the EVOS Guide to Vessel Holders and Stage Plates.
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CoverWell™ Incubation Chamber Gasket (Invitrogen™)

CoverWell incubation chamber gaskets are expressly designed for immunocytochemistry and in situ hybridization. The chambers improve the uniformity and sensitivity of staining by enclosing a large sample area while minimizing the reagent volume required. The watertight seal holds reactants in place and prevents evaporation even during prolonged heating and is easily removed for multiple-step procedures. These chamber gaskets are heat resistant, autoclavable and nuclease free.

Onstage Incubator for CellInsight CX5/NXT HCS Platforms (Thermo Scientific™)

The Invitrogen Onstage Incubator for CellInsight NXT/CX5 High Content Screening (HCS) Platforms is an environmental chamber designed specifically CellInsight NXT and CellInsight CX5 series platforms. As an optional module, it enables precise control of temperature, humidity, and three gases for time-lapse imaging of live cells under both physiological and non-physiological conditions. Environmental settings and image acquisition parameters are all seamlessly integrated into the HCS Studio software creating a powerful, walk-away platform for live cell quantitative imaging. The Onstage Incubator for CellInsight NXT/CX5 HCS Platforms can be upgraded at any time to existing compatible units.

Advantages of the Onstage Incubator for CellInsight NXT/CX5 HCS Platforms:
• Fully integrated environmental chamber for live cell time-lapse imaging
• Precisely maintain physiological or non-physiological conditions
• Simple scheduling to define frequency of imaging over a time course
• Powerful kinetic and motility measurements that increase information gathered from each cell over time
• Field upgradeable
• Compatible with fixed endpoint screening using the Thermo Scientific Orbitor RS Plate Mover

Requirements
The Onstage Incubator for CellInsight NXT/CX5 HCS Platforms requires the latest version of HCS Studio software and STore Image and Data Management Software.

EVOS™ Vessel Holder/Adapter for Automated Stage, multi-well plates

EVOS® vessel holders allow a perfect fit of your microscope slide, cell culture flask or dish, or micro-well plate to the stage of the EVOS® imaging systems for increased precision in sample alignment. This particular vessel holder serves two functions: it holds multi-well plates (w = 128.2 mm, h = 86.2 mm) and also acts as an adapter for the standard vessel holders (cat numbers AMEPVH001 thru AMEPVH018). This vessel holder/adapter is specific for the automated stage of the EVOS® FL Auto Imaging System. It is just one of many easy-to-change vessel holders and stage plates available for this instrument platform. With a snug and secure fit, yet readily switched, these accessories make imaging samples in a range of vessel holders convenient and easy.

For additional choices, see the EVOS® Guide to Vessel Holders and Stage Plates.
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EVOS™ DVI Video Capture Peripheral

The EVOS® DVI Video Capture Peripheral is a portable DVI-to-USB frame grabber ideally suited to capture video output from time-lapse acquisitions in real time. It is compatible with all EVOS® imaging systems that offer DVI output and can capture resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 pixels at a capture rate of up to 30 frames per second.

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Olympus 40X Objective, super-apochromat, coverslip-corrected

This super-apochromat objective offers exceptional Apo correction from the UV through IR ranges. Parfocal for both visible and IR imaging, it is designed for the most demanding research applications. This cover-slip corrected objective is equipped with an adjustable collar to spherically correct for cover glass thickness between 0.11 mm and 0.23 mm. Set the collar to the thickness of the coverslip you are using. Note that #1.5 coverslips have a thickness of 0.17 mm. If the thickness is unknown, turn the collar in either direction while monitoring the sample focus. All Olympus objectives are compatible with EVOS® Cell Imaging systems and offer outstanding optical performance from visible light to near infrared light. The extensive choice of EVOS® and Olympus objectives satisfies needs across the spectrum of magnifications and optical specifications.

Additional characteristics of this Olympus objective:

• Magnification: 40X
• Numerical Aperture: 0.95
• Working Distance: 0.18 mm

Image Quality
Microscope objectives may be the most important components of an optical microscope because they are responsible for primary image formation. Image quality is crucial to experimental success and a requirement for publication. Olympus objectives are widely recognized for their quality and performance across the visible spectrum to near infrared light. The broad selection of EVOS® and Olympus objectives means you have a range of options for your imaging requirements.

Objective Classes

Achromat objectives are perfect for general applications, with standard correction of color and focus.

Fluorite objectives deliver excellent resolution and are made with higher numerical apertures than achromat objectives, resulting in brighter fluorescence signal and higher contrast imaging. The higher optical quality greatly reduces optical aberrations, and corrections for color and focus are at higher levels than achromat objectives. Fluorite objectives are ideally suited for fluorescence and demanding transmitted light applications, where the higher contrast make them ideally suited for color imaging.

Apochromat objectives are manufactured to the highest levels of resolution, fluorescence brightness, and contrast; chromatic aberrations are almost eliminated. They are recommended for the most demanding applications, particularly at magnifications of 60x and above. Apochromatic objectives are the best choice for the capture of color images in white light.

Brightfield Contrast versus Phase Contrast Objectives
Brightfield is the most basic form of light microscopy and is accomplished by sample absorption of light. A higher density area in a sample will absorb more light, thus increasing contrast in those areas. Phase contrast objectives are most useful for hard to see, translucent specimens. This method of contrast is accomplished by converting phase shifts, caused by light passing through a translucent specimen, into brightness changes (i.e., contrast).

Long Working Distance versus Coverslip-Corrected Objectives
Long working distance (LWD) objectives are optimized for use through vessels with a nominal wall thickness of 0.9-1.5 mm. This includes vessels commonly used in cell culture and cell-based assays, such as slides, cell culture dishes and flasks, microtiter well plates, etc. Coverslip-corrected objectives are optimized for use through #1.5 coverslips (thickness approximately 0.17 mm). These objectives have a higher magnification/NA ratio and provide higher resolution compared to LWD objectives.

For additional choices, visit the EVOS® & Olympus objectives selection guide
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EVOS™ 4X Objective, achromat, LWD, phase-contrast, 0.13NA/10.58WD (Invitrogen™)

This achromat objective is ideal for general applications. This is a long working distance (LWD) objective that is optimized for the imaging of slides, cell culture dishes and flasks, and microtiter plates. This is also a phase-contrast objective, making it useful for hard-to-see, translucent speciments. All EVOS objectives offer outstanding optical performance from visible light to near infrared light. The extensive choice of objectives satisfies needs across the spectrum of magnifications and optical specifications.

Additional characteristics of this EVOS objective:

• Magnification: 4X
• Numerical Aperture: 0.13
• Working Distance: 10.58 mm

Image quality
Microscope objectives may be the most important components of an optical microscope because they are responsible for primary image formation. Image quality is crucial to experimental success and a requirement for publication; EVOS objectives afford that quality across the visible spectrum to near infrared light. This performance results from years of lens manufacture perfection. EVOS objectives have the same or better numerical apertures as any other manufacturer's in the same class, and the broad selection means you have choices for your imaging requirements.

Objective classes

Achromat objectives are perfect for general applications, with standard correction of color and focus.

Fluorite objectives deliver excellent resolution and are made with higher numerical apertures than achromat objectives, resulting in brighter fluorescence signal and higher contrast imaging. The higher optical quality greatly reduces optical aberrations, and corrections for color and focus are at higher levels than achromat objectives. Fluorite objectives are ideally suited for fluorescence and demanding transmitted light applications, where the higher contrast make them ideally suited for color imaging.

Apochromat objectives are manufactured to the highest levels of resolution, fluorescence brightness, and contrast; chromatic aberrations are almost eliminated. They are recommended for the most demanding applications, particularly at magnifications of 60x and above. Apochromatic objectives are the best choice for the capture of color images in white light.

Brightfield contrast versus phase contrast objectives
Brightfield is the most basic form of light microscopy and is accomplished by sample absorption of light. A higher density area in a sample will absorb more light, thus increasing contrast in those areas.

Phase contrast objectives are most useful for hard to see, translucent specimens. This method of contrast is accomplished by converting phase shifts, caused by light passing through a translucent specimen, into brightness changes (i.e., contrast).

Long working distance versus coverslip-corrected objectives
Long working distance (LWD) objectives are optimized for use through vessels with a nominal wall thickness of 0.9-1.5 mm. This includes vessels commonly used in cell culture and cell-based assays, such as slides, cell culture dishes and flasks, microtiter well plates, etc. Coverslip-corrected objectives are optimized for use through #1.5 coverslips (thickness approximately 0.17 mm). These objectives have a higher magnification/NA ratio and provide higher resolution compared to LWD objectives.

For additional choices, visit the EVOS objectives selection guide
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EVOS™ Light Cube, RFP

All EVOS® fluorescence imaging systems and the Countess® II FL Automated Cell Counter contain our unique, proprietary LED light cubes. This world-leading light engine outputs remarkable intensity over a short light path that delivers superior fluorophore excitation. Each cube contains an LED, condensing optics, and hard-coated filters. EVOS® light cubes are user-changeable and automatically recognized by the system. The RFP light cube is ideal for use with Alexa Fluor® 555, CellMask™ Orange, pHrodo®, RFP, SYTOX® Orange and other fluorophores with excitation and emission maxima near 531 and 593 nm.

EVOS® light cubes offers you these important advantages:

• A shorter light path that affords superior detection of fluorescent signals
• Continuous illumination that enables consistent results
• A 50,000+ hour bulb lifetime that affords lower operating costs
• Adjustable light intensity that helps reduce photobleaching

Revolutionary Light Path
By placing the LED light cube as close as possible to the objective turret, the number of optical elements in the light path is minimized. High-intensity illumination over a short light path increases the efficiency of fluorophore excitation, providing better detection of weak fluorescent signals.

Continuous Light Intensity
Mercury arc lamps can decrease in intensity by 50% in the first 100 hours of operation—plus, images acquired in different sessions cannot be quantitatively compared using mercury illumination without complicated calibrations. Because EVOS® systems have continuous light cube intensity, users can rely on consistent illumination and can compare quantitative results from images acquired on different days. Each light cube contains a precisely matched set of optical components to optimize the position, evenness, and intensity of the light beam. Digitally controlled LED light sources allow adjustment of illumination levels, dramatically improving control over photobleaching.

Less Expensive to Own and Maintain
The LED bulbs on the EVOS® systems are rated for >50,000 hours (~17 years), compared to 300 hours for a typical mercury bulb and 1,500 hours for a metal halide bulb. This translates to savings in the overall upkeep of your instrument.

EVOS® Hard-coated Filter Sets for Higher Transmission Efficiencies
Hard-coated filter sets are more expensive that soft-coated filters, but they have sharper edges and significantly higher transmission efficiencies that typically result in >25% more light transmission than traditional soft-coated filters. With the EVOS® systems' hard-coated filter sets, your light cubes cost less over time. Plus, you will have brighter fluorescence, higher transmission efficiencies, the ability to detect faint fluorescence signals, and better signal-to-noise ratios.

To select the light cube best suited for your experiments, see the Light Cube selection guide.
Explore the entire EVOS® line of imaging systems and accessories.

EVOS™ Light Cube, Qdot™ 565

All EVOS® fluorescence imaging systems contain our unique, proprietary LED light cubes. This world-leading light engine outputs remarkable intensity over a short light path that delivers superior fluorophore excitation. Each cube contains an LED, condensing optics, and hard-coated filters. EVOS® light cubes are user-changeable and automatically recognized by the system. The Qdot® 565 light cube is ideal for use with Qdot® 565 and other fluorophores with excitation and emission maxima near 445 and 565 nm.

EVOS® light cubes offers you these important advantages:

• A shorter light path that affords superior detection of fluorescent signals
• Continuous illumination that enables consistent results
• A 50,000+ hour bulb lifetime that affords lower operating costs
• Adjustable light intensity that helps reduce photobleaching

Revolutionary Light Path
By placing the LED light cube as close as possible to the objective turret, the number of optical elements in the light path is minimized. High-intensity illumination over a short light path increases the efficiency of fluorophore excitation, providing better detection of weak fluorescent signals.

Continuous Light Intensity
Mercury arc lamps can decrease in intensity by 50% in the first 100 hours of operation—plus, images acquired in different sessions cannot be quantitatively compared using mercury illumination without complicated calibrations. Because EVOS® systems have continuous light cube intensity, users can rely on consistent illumination and can compare quantitative results from images acquired on different days. Each light cube contains a precisely matched set of optical components to optimize the position, evenness, and intensity of the light beam. Digitally controlled LED light sources allow adjustment of illumination levels, dramatically improving control over photobleaching.

Less Expensive to Own and Maintain
The LED bulbs on the EVOS® systems are rated for >50,000 hours (~17 years), compared to 300 hours for a typical mercury bulb and 1,500 hours for a metal halide bulb. This translates to savings in the overall upkeep of your instrument.

EVOS® Hard-coated Filter Sets for Higher Transmission Efficiencies
Hard-coated filter sets are more expensive that soft-coated filters, but they have sharper edges and significantly higher transmission efficiencies that typically result in >25% more light transmission than traditional soft-coated filters. With the EVOS® systems' hard-coated filter sets, your light cubes cost less over time. Plus, you will have brighter fluorescence, higher transmission efficiencies, the ability to detect faint fluorescence signals, and better signal-to-noise ratios.

To select the light cube best suited for your experiments, see the Light Cube selection guide.
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EVOS™ Vessel Holder, Greiner T-75 flask

EVOS® vessel holders allow a perfect fit of your microscope slide, cell culture flask or dish, or micro-well plate to the stage of the EVOS® imaging systems for increased precision in sample alignment. This particular vessel holder accommodates one Greiner T-75 flask. It is just one of many easy-to-change vessel holders and stage plates available for this instrument platform. With a snug and secure fit, yet readily switched, these accessories make imaging samples in a range of vessel holders convenient and easy.

Note: an adapter is needed for use of this holder on the EVOS® FL Auto automated stage.

For additional choices, see the EVOS® Guide to Vessel Holders and Stage Plates.
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