ViewLux ultraHTS Microplate Imager
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The ViewLux® is the gold standard, ultra high-speed microplate imager, ideal for high throughput screening of compound libraries requiring the ultimate in speed, reliability and high quality data.
The ViewLux imager features the next generation of low-maintenance Peltier-cooled, CCD camera technology that eliminates the need for a cryogenic cooling system. The camera is designed for more sensitive detection, maximum reliability and easy maintenance.
- Unrivalled throughput of up to 200,000 samples per hour under continuous operation
- Next generation, low-maintenance, Peltier-cooled CCD camera
- Supports 5 key non-radiometric technologies and a wide variety of radiometric assay types
- Robotic loading and/or plate stacker options
- Measures any sample in a microplate format or footprint (e.g. gels, blot membranes and slides)
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The system performs luminescence, fluorescence, time-resolved fluorescence, absorbance and fluorescence polarization which makes it perfectly suited to a wide variety of today's fastest non-radioactive and radioactive assay technologies. The system shows excellent correlation between results from 384- and 1536-well plates, allowing easy assay miniaturization, and with the ability to read a 1536-well plate in 30 seconds, the system can manage throughputs in excess of 200,000 samples per hour under continuous operation. The ViewLux imager can also handle plates in a 3456-well format.
A modular design means that the ViewLux imager can keep up with changes in your application or workflow without major reinvestment. Options include:
- Single or double 32-shelf stacker
- External platform for robotic loading
- Combination 32-shelf stacker and external platform for robotic loading
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Topics range from theory to techniques relating to specific methodology, optimization, and familiarization with instrumentation and related software. Courses are offered at various locations throughout the Americas, as well as Seer Green, England and Turku, Finland.
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How do you change both an emission and an excitation filter?
What is the resolution?
The spatial resolution of the ViewLux is 3 lp/mm.
Can the ViewLux perform fluorescence bottom reading?
Can the ViewLux read Petri dishes?
No. The ViewLux cannot measure Petri dishes because there isn’t an adapter sold for the ViewLux in which to place the dishes into.
- Emission filter change
- First, remove the horizontal cover on the left side of the instrument. Loosen the two spring-loaded screws that hold the cover in place and then lift the plate away.
- You will see a black box with a lever sticking up. With one hand pull the lever towards you as far as it will go and hold it in that position. Slide out the filter wheel before releasing the lever. Make sure you don’t touch the filters with your fingers.
- Once the wheel is removed, the filter can be changed. In a wheel each filter is kept in place by a spring. To remove a filter, pull back the spring and lift the filter out.
- To load a filter, pull back the spring next to an empty position and insert the filter. The filter should be fitted into the wheel with the ring around the filter underneath so that it enters the wheel first. If there is an arrow printed on the side then it should point downwards. Once the filter is in the wheel, release the spring.
- Once the emission filter has been changed, the new filter must be calibrated before it is used. The calibration is required to set the time for illumination of the grid adjustment points.
- Excitation filter change
- First, remove the vertical cover on the left side of the instrument. Loosen the two spring-loaded screws that hold the cover in place and then lift the plate away.
- You will see a handle and the edge of the excitation filter wheel. With one hand lift the handle and hold it in position. Slide out the filter wheel before releasing the handle.
- Excitation filters are loaded like emission filters.
- Be sure to load the wheel back in correctly. The surface with the finger sized wells around the edge must be towards the light source (the back of the instrument).
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