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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™ FL Auto Master Plate for Large Vessels

The EVOS® FL Auto Master Plate for Large Vessels is designed for use with the EVOS® FL Auto Imaging System for the imaging of cells grown in large cell culture flasks and dishes. With an opening measuring 127 mm x 85 mm, it is suitable for T150 and larger tissue culture flasks. This plate is just one of many easy-to-change plates and holders available for this instrument platform, for optimal precision in sample alignment. 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™ Condenser Slider, Pinhole

Condenser sliders are used to improve illumination under certain conditions and several are available for the EVOS® imaging systems, including a diffuser slider, pinhole slider, and meniscus sliders. Due to variances in sample size, color and thickness, actual slider use may differ from suggestions. This pinhole slider is intended for brightfield applications at all magnifications to enhance contrast. Note that the pinhole condenser slider is included with the EVOS® FL and FL Color imaging systems.

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EVOS™ Onstage Vessel Holder, multi-well plates

EVOS® Onstage vessel holders maximize your choice of cell culture vessels when conducting time-lapse imaging experiments using the EVOS® FL Auto Imaging System equipped with an EVOS® Onstage Incubator. EVOS® Onstage vessel holders allow a perfect fit of your micro-well plates or cell culture flasks/dishes to the master plate of the EVOS® Onstage Incubator for increased precision in sample alignment. This particular vessel holder accommodates multi-well plates (dimensions = 128 mm x 86 mm). With a snug and secure fit, yet readily switched, these vessel holders make time-lapse imaging convenient and easy.

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EVOS™ 4X Objective, fluorite, LWD, phase-contrast

This fluorite objective is ideal for fluorescence and demanding transmitted-light 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: 16.9 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™ Stage Plate for Multi-well Vessels, max objective clearance

This EVOS® stage plate is intended for use on the stage of the EVOS® XL, FL, and FL Color imaging systems. This stage plate is designed to hold multi-well vessels with a maximum objective clearance, 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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EVOS™ Condenser Slider, Blue

Condenser sliders are used to improve illumination under certain conditions and several are available for the EVOS® imaging systems, including a diffuser slider, pinhole slider, and meniscus sliders. Due to variances in sample size, color and thickness, actual slider use may differ from suggestions. This blue slider is intended for brightfield applications at all magnifications as a daylight-correction filter for use with a color camera, like the one included with the EVOS® FL Color Imaging System. The EVOS® XL system enables direct adjustment of the white light LED color temperature.

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EVOS™ Condenser Slider, Meniscus B (semi-opaque liquids)

Condenser sliders are used to improve illumination under certain conditions and several are available for the EVOS® imaging systems, including a diffuser slider, pinhole slider, and meniscus sliders. Due to variances in sample size, color and thickness, actual slider use may differ from suggestions. This Meniscus B slider is intended for brightfield applications at 2x magnification with high-volume samples in multi-well plates and with semi-opaque liquids.

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EVOS™ XL Core Configured Microscope (Invitrogen™)

The EVOS XL Core Imaging System is a digital transmitted-light inverted imaging system for cell and tissue culture applications and routine cell maintenance. Its simple user interface drives a color camera and high-quality optical system that delivers high-definition images with exceptional ease. Equipped with 4X, 10X, and 20X long working distance (LWD) phase contrast (PH) objectives, the all-in-one EVOS XL Core system is an ideal microscope for basic imaging needs. With a small footprint, an articulated monitor, and ergonomic design, it is a perfect addition to any cell culture room or facility.

The EVOS XL Core Imaging System offers these important advantages:
• Easy installation; no maintenance, assembly, alignment, or calibration
• 4X, 10X, and 20X LWD PH objectives that are ideal for tissue culture microscopy
• A fixed stage for flexibility in imaging different cell culture vessels
• Fits and operates inside cell culture hoods
• All-in-one design: digital camera, precision optics, LCD display, and USB storage

Imaging anywhere
The EVOS XL Core system is an integrated transmitted-light inverted imaging system that combines high-quality optics, a 12.1-inch high-resolution LCD display, and a digital color camera. Images are seamlessly acquired through the user interface using a mouse and the integrated software that includes a variety of features, such as color temperature control. All images can be saved onto the USB device in JPEG, BMP, or TIFF formats. Applications suited for the EVOS XL Core system include basic imaging of live and fixed cells, tissue culture needs (confluence, density, and growth), stem cell isolation, and analysis of stained tissue slices.

The EVOS imaging systems are built from the ground up to maximize performance and optimize workflow. You will be astonished at how easy this system is to operate and amazed how good your images look.

Versatile
While the microscope comes equipped with three objectives (4X, 10X, and 20X LWD PH), the four-position objective turret can be configured to meet additional needs using our full range of LWD phase contrast and coverslip-corrected objectives. LWD PH objectives are available from 1.25X to 40X. The compact footprint makes it easy to use the EVOS XL Core system wherever needed; the entire system can be easily moved into a cell culture hood or glove box. The universal stage provides maximum flexibility for slides, culture dishes, and flasks. An optional mechanical stage affords more precise handling and positioning of multi-well plate vessels.

Easy to use and reliable
The EVOS XL Core Imaging System is plug-and-play. In addition to an exceptionally easy set-up and installation, it requires no warm-up or cool-down periods. The LED light source offers exceptional stability and durability--so you can turn the unit on and off whenever you need to image a sample. The LED bulbs 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. The long lifetime and low energy consumption translate into lower operating costs compared to instruments with conventional light sources. Finally, the advanced ergonomic design of the EVOS systems removes the strain of conventional microscopes in imaging, enables shared viewing, and makes moving the units easy.

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Unit includes:
• EVOS XL Core Imaging System with Fixed Stage
• EVOS Obj, Inf Plan Achro 4X LWD PH, 0.13NA/16.9WD (AMEP4632)
• EVOS Obj, Inf Plan Achro 10X LWD PH, 0.25NA/6.9WD (AMEP4633)
• EVOS Obj, Inf Plan Achro 20X LWD PH, 0.40NA/6.8WD (AMEP4634)
• Glass stage plate
• Wireless mouse
• Power adaptor, cord, and universal power plug adapters
• USB flash drive (includes User Guide and Quick Start Guide)
• Dust cover
• 3-mm hex driver L-shaped key

System highlights

Optics: infinity-corrected optical system, RMS-threaded objectives with 45-mm parfocal distance
Objectives: 4X, 10X, and 20X LWD PH achromat objectives. A wide selection of other high-quality LWD and coverslip-corrected objectives is available.
Illumination: adjustable intensity LED (>50,000-hour life)
Contrast methods: transmitted light (brightfield and phase contrast)
Objective turret: 4-position, manual control
Condenser: 3-position turret for brightfield and phase contrast
Condenser working distance: 60 mm
Stage: fixed stage
Focus mechanism: coaxial focus knobs with tension control. Course focus: 38 mm/rev. Fine focus: 0.2 mm/rev, precision 0.002 mm.
LCD display: 12.1-inch high-resolution (1024 x 768 pixels) color monitor with adjustable tilt
Camera: color, 2048 x 1536, 3.1 megapixels
Image acquisition: embedded operating system with software for image capture and saving via mouse or front-mounted manual buttons
Captured images Color camera: 24-bit full color TIFF or PNG; jpeg, bmp (2048 x 1536 pixels)
Output ports: 2 USB 2.0 ports
Power supply: AC adaptor; Input: 100-240 V, 47-63 Hz; Output: 12 V DC/2.0 A, 24W max
Dimensions: Height: 533 mm (21.0 in); Depth: 406 mm (6.0 in); Width: 318 mm (12.5 in)
Weight: 9.1 kg (20.1 lbs)

EVOS™ Vessel Holder, Nunc™/SPL IVF 4-well dish

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 Nunc® or SPL IVF 4-well dish. 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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EVOS™ Onstage Vessel Holder, one 25 x 75 mm microscope slide (Invitrogen™)

EVOS™ Onstage vessel holders maximize your choice of cell culture vessels when conducting time-lapse imaging experiments using the EVOS FL Auto Imaging System equipped with an EVOS™ Onstage Incubator. EVOS Onstage vessel holders allow a perfect fit of your micro-well plates, cell culture flasks/dishes, and slides to the master plate of the EVOS Onstage Incubator for increased precision in sample alignment. This particular vessel holder accommodates one 25 mm x 75 mm microscope slide. With a snug and secure fit, yet readily switched, these vessel holders make time-lapse imaging convenient and easy.

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EVOS™ Onstage Vessel Holder, one 35-mm Petri dish

EVOS® Onstage vessel holders maximize your choice of cell culture vessels when conducting time-lapse imaging experiments using the EVOS® FL Auto Imaging System equipped with an EVOS® Onstage Incubator. EVOS® Onstage vessel holders allow a perfect fit of your micro-well plates or cell culture flasks/dishes to the master plate of the EVOS® Onstage Incubator for increased precision in sample alignment. This particular vessel holder accommodates one 35-mm Petri dish. With a snug and secure fit, yet readily switched, these vessel holders make time-lapse imaging convenient and easy.

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EVOS™ Power Cord, Type G (United Kingdom)

This power cord is for use with EVOS® XL, FL , FL Color, and FL Auto systems in countries with Type G power plugs. The Type G electrical plug is used in the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore, and other parts of Africa and Asia.

See the complete list of power cord types and countries for more information.
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EVOS™ 10X Objective, fluorite, LWD, phase-contrast

This fluorite objective is ideal for fluorescence and demanding transmitted-light 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: 10X
• Numerical Aperture: 0.25
• Working Distance: 9.2 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
Explore the entire EVOS® line of imaging systems and accessories

EVOS™ FL Condenser Slider Block

The EVOS® FL Condenser Slider Block is useful in a dark environment to block fluorescent light from being reflected by the condenser and to improve image quality. It is a convenient alternative to the light shield box for sample access during fluorescence imaging in dark environments. It is compatible with EVOS® FL , FL Color, and FL Auto imaging systems.

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