LED-based fluorescence as well as brightfield illumination and confocal capabilities

Catalog numbers: CX7A1110, CX7B1112

 

The Thermo Scientific CellInsight CX7 High-Content Screening Platform is an LED based platform that offers a choice of imaging modes to extract the information you need from your samples. Both well-by-well and channel-by-channel, you can select the right modes to read your sample—with the resolution and dynamic range that results from the high performance of the optical train and sensitive camera. Use the entire fluorescence spectrum to optimize your assay and select either widefield or confocal optics for any channel.

 

The CX7 platform also offers 5-color brightfield options for colorimetric analysis of tissue sections. CellInsight CX7 HCS Platform covers a broad range of assays for now and the future.

 


Features

In addition to the common features of all high-content screening platforms, the CellInsight CX7 LED platform offers:

Live-cell experiment optimization

The CX7 LED light has been optimized for live-cell experiments.

Laser illumination provides flatter and brighter images with low background.

 

Confocal imaging mode

CrEST™ spinning-disk confocal technology with dual 40 or 70 micron pinhole size. The CrEST confocal is engineered directly into the optical path to provide high-resolution confocal imaging capabilities.

 

Widefield imaging mode

The 7-color light engine reduces switching times and intensity fluctuations to reduce scan times and boost quantitative performance.

Automation

The CX7 LED is configured for fully automated plate handling and scanning.

 

Multiplexing

Multiplex your colorimetric absorbance data with fluorescence measurements, offering more possibilities for verification and correlation.

 

Brightfield imaging mode

Using an LED array for RGB and amber illumination, this mode allows users to make colorimetric absorbance measurements of histology samples with classic stains like H&E.


Specifications

Category

Attribute

Description

Optics

Camera

Photometrics High-Resolution Fluorescent Camera:

  • High-resolution, thermoelectrically cooled to 0°C
  • FOV 2208 x 2208-pixel array
  • 4.54-micron pixel size
  • 75% peak quantum efficiency (QE)

 

Light source

LED, solid-state 7-color light engine used with provided filter sets offers the following excitation/emission capabilities (Ex/Em, in nm):

  • 386/440 (e.g., Alexa Fluor 350 dye)
  • 438/480 (e.g., Alexa Fluor 405 dye)
  • 485/521 (e.g., Alexa Fluor 488 dye)
  • 549/600 (e.g., Alexa Fluor 555 dye)
  • 560/607 (e.g., Alexa Fluor 594 dye)
  • 650/694 (e.g., Alexa Fluor 647 dye)
  • 740/810 (e.g., Alexa Fluor 750 dye)

 

Objectives

Standard (Olympus™ objectives):

  • 10x (0.30NA)
  • 20x (0.4NA)
  • 20x (0.7 NA) Olympus objectives
  • 40x (0.6 NA) Olympus objectives

Optional (Olympus objectives):

  • 2x (0.08NA)
  • 4x (0.16NA)
  • 40x (0.95 NA)
  • 60x (0.90 NA)

 

Image compatibility

JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIF, C01, DIB

Physical characteristics

Dimensions

20 in x 32 in x 18 in (50.8 cm x 81.3 cm x 45.7 cm)

 

Weight

68 kg (150 lb)

System

Data management

Compatible with Thermo Scientific Store Image and Database Management Software

 

Software

Thermo Scientific HCS Studio 4.0 Cell Analysis Software

 

PC

Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit PC with 32GB (4x8GB) RAM, Intel® Xeon® Processor 3.7GHz Turbo, RAID I Controller with 1.8TB Hard Drive and 256 Boot Drive.

Includes Dell 24" High Resolution Widescreen Monitor or equivalent, keyboard and mouse

 

Wattage

300 W


Videos and demos


Sample data

HeLa cells imaged using the CellInsight CX7 platform

HeLa cells imaged using the CellInsight CX7 platform

 

HeLa cell image acquired using the Thermo Scientific CellInsight CX7 platform and stained with Invitrogen HCS NuclearMask Blue (blue), Invitrogen MitoTracker Orange (green), and Invitrogen Alexa Fluor 647 Phalloidin (red).

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A549 cells imaged using the CellInsight CX7 platform

 

A549 cell image acquired using the Thermo Scientific CellInsight CX7 platform and stained with Invitrogen HCS CellMask Blue (blue), Invitrogen Alexa Fluor 488 Phalloidin (green), and Invitrogen Alexa Fluor 750 goat anti–mouse IgG secondary antibody (pink).

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Human breast cancer tissue section imaged using the CellInsight CX7 platform

 

Three-color brightfield image of fixed human breast cancer tissue stained with KI67-DAB and counterstained with hematoxylin and eosin and imaged with the Thermo Scientific CellInsight CX7 platform.

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HeLa cells imaged using the CellInsight CX7 LED instrument

 

HeLa cells labeled with tubulin antibody followed by Invitrogen Alexa Fluor Plus 488 antibody and Hoechst 34580 staining. Imaging was performed on the CellInsight CX7 LED instrument using a 60x objective and confocal mode.

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HeLa cells imaged using the CellInsight CX7 LED instrument

 

HeLa cells labeled with tubulin antibody followed by Invitrogen Alexa Fluor Plus 647 antibody and Hoechst 34580 staining. Imaging was performed on the CellInsight CX7 LED instrument using a 60x objective and confocal mode.

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HeLa cells imaged using the CellInsight CX7 LED instrument

 

HeLa cells labeled with ATP synthase V antibody followed by Alexa Fluor Plus 488 antibody and Hoechst 34580 staining. Imaging was performed on the CellInsight CX7 LED instrument using a 60x objective and confocal mode.

Reagent selection guide

The CellInsight CX7 high-content instrument allows you to take advantage of the entire fluorescent spectrum to optimize your assay—and multiplex your components allowing you to ask more in-depth biological questions. 

Fixed cell labeling

Violet Blue Green/Yellow Orange Red Deep Red Near IR
Alexa Fluor
350
Alexa Fluor
405
Alexa Fluor
488
Alexa Fluor
532
Alexa Fluor
555
Alexa Fluor
594
Alexa Fluor
647
Alexa Fluor
750
    Goat anti-chicken IgY   Goat anti-chicken IgY Goat anti-chicken IgY Goat anti-chicken IgY  
Goat anti-mouse IgG Goat anti-mouse IgG Goat anti-mouse IgG Goat anti-mouse IgG Goat anti-mouse IgG Goat anti-mouse IgG Goat anti-mouse IgG Goat anti-mouse IgG
Goat anti-rabbit IgG Goat anti-rabbit IgG Goat anti-rabbit IgG Goat anti-rabbit IgG Goat anti-rabbit IgG Goat anti-rabbit IgG Goat anti-rabbit IgG Goat anti-rabbit IgG
Goat anti-rat IgG   Goat anti-rat IgG   Goat anti-rat IgG Goat anti-rat IgG Goat anti-rat IgG  
    Goat anti-guinea pig IgG   Goat anti-guinea pig IgG Goat anti-guinea pig IgG Goat anti-guinea pig IgG  
    Goat anti-human IgG   Goat anti-human IgG Goat anti-human IgG Goat anti-human IgG  
Donkey anti-goat IgG   Donkey anti-goat IgG   Donkey anti-goat IgG Donkey anti-goat IgG Donkey anti-goat IgG  
    Donkey anti-mouse IgG   Donkey anti-mouse IgG Donkey anti-mouse IgG Donkey anti-mouse IgG  
    Donkey anti-rat IgG     Donkey anti-rat IgG    
    Rabbit anti-goat IgG   Rabbit anti-goat IgG Rabbit anti-goat IgG Rabbit anti-goat IgG  
Rabbit anti-mouse IgG   Rabbit anti-mouse IgG   Rabbit anti-mouse IgG Rabbit anti-mouse IgG Rabbit anti-mouse IgG  
    Rabbit anti-rat IgG     Rabbit anti-rat IgG    
    Chicken anti-goat IgG     Chicken anti-goat IgG Chicken anti-goat IgG  
    Chicken anti-mouse IgG     Chicken anti-mouse IgG Chicken anti-mouse IgG  
    Chicken anti-rabbit IgG     Chicken anti-rabbit IgG Chicken anti-rabbit IgG  
    Chicken anti-rat IgG     Chicken anti-rat IgG Chicken anti-rat IgG  

Live/fixable cell labeling


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