Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today expanded its high content analysis portfolio with three new solutions designed to revolutionize cell biology by quickly generating more knowledge about the cell.
The Thermo Scientific ArrayScan XTI High Content Analysis (HCA) Reader, Thermo Scientific CellInsight NXT High Content Screening (HCS) Platform, and the Thermo Scientific X1 upgrade for current ArrayScan VTI customers. These new products were demonstrated earlier this month at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s High Content Analysis Meeting in San Francisco, Calif.
Each of these products features a large-format, highly sensitive CCD camera, the new Thermo Scientific HCS Studio software suite, and a new computer with top-of-the line processing capabilities. The Thermo Scientific X1 CCD camera, an optimized detection solution for high content analysis, offers high sensitivity, increased resolution, and a large field of view. Coupled with the new HCS Studio image acquisition and analysis software, more information is rapidly gathered from cells.
“We aim to transform cell biology by providing the tools that enable researchers to gather more information from their cells in a short amount of time,” said Audra Ziegenfuss, technical product manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “High content instrumentation is an excellent tool to help answer questions about your biology. Our products are intuitively designed to allow for quick and easy implementation of high-content technology within your lab space.”
The new Thermo Scientific ArrayScan XTI High Content Analysis Reader continues to offer the benefits of modularity and flexibility, allowing adjustments to the platform as research needs change. Offering modules such as live cell, liquid handling, confocal and brightfield, the ArrayScan XTI HCA Reader is able to harness the power of its integrated components to acquire the data you need to make important research decisions.
For investigators needing a simple-to-operate automated cellular imaging platform in a compact, benchtop footprint, the new Thermo Scientific CellInsight NXT HCS Platform combines high-quality quantitative imaging, fast performance and reliable screening of cell-based assays hallmarked by repeatability and reproducibility. Push-button operation and assay-driven ease of use allows more time to spend on biology and less time trying to understand the technology.
For existing customers of the Thermo Scientific ArrayScan VTI Series 600 and 700 high content screening readers, the new Thermo Scientific X1 upgrade includes the optimized, large-format X1 CCD camera; a powerful, new computer; and Thermo Scientific HCS Studio software to deliver increased sensitivity and boost performance.