Introducing the Aurox unity, the first in a new breed of all-in-one, compact laser-free confocal microscope systems designed for ease of access and ease of use in your laboratory, at your bench.
unity’s motorised XYZ stage has been designed for use with a wide range of samples and sample mounts commonly used in biological research, including slides, multi-well plates and petri-dishes.
Designed around Aurox’s laser-free confocal technology, unity combines Aurox’s patented structured illumination spinning disc with state-of-the-art technology and a unique, novel optical arrangement. The results are high quality confocal images recorded quickly and easily in your laboratory.
Laser-free, unity uses a proven multi-spectral LED light source based on the CoolLED pE-300Ultra. The result is a high performance confocal microscope, which is free of laser safety restrictions and benefits from low photo-toxicity, low photo-bleaching, low maintenance and low cost of ownership.
At the heart of unity is a specially designed large format, high performance sCMOS digital detector. This detector is used to record both high resolution confocal and wide-field images as well as ultra-large field of view (4mm x 4mm) full overview images of the sample / mount.
unity comes with both a low magnification overview objective; used for bulk sample imaging and an integrated high magnification objective lens for detailed study. The high magnification objective is customisable at point of order and can be selected from 40-60x magnification Nikon oil, water or dry lenses.
unity does more than just collect high quality confocal imaging data. It also stores your data on 2x 2Tb SSD in an integrated image server database and makes your data accessible to you, wherever you are over a secure network.
For ease of user interface and control, unity comes complete, with a large format tablet computer, which communicates directly with unity over a secure private wireless connection.
Set-up, control and review of your imaging experiment has never been easier.
Designed for use with a tablet, the unity software is intuitive and presents all experiment set-up and device controls in one colour coded work-flow under a single graphical user interface window. Simply swipe across the image to reposition the xy stage & the field of view. Pinch or expand your fingers to switch between sample holder, overview and high magnification imaging modes and drag a focus wheel to focus and to adjust Z.
The unity software enables:
|Confocality||0.6 μm (FWHM) with 1.4 N.A oil objective|
|Disc||1 sector structured illumination disc.|
|Minimum exposure||20 ms|
|Maximum frame rate||Up to 40 fps (1 colour)|
Up to 13 fps (3-colours)
|Imaging channels||3 integrated filter channels, DAPI, FITC, TRITC.|
|Detector||Integrated sCMOS 2x (2048 x 2048), 6.5 µm pixels.|
|Excitation range||370 - 700 nm|
|Emission range||410 - 750 nm|