Manufacturer: Vilber Lourmat / Peqlab
Model: Fusion SL Gel/Chemiluminescence/Fluorescence Imaging System
Year: 2012 (Retailed over 25,000.- EUR)
Versatile high sensitivity chemiluminescence system with "scientific grade" PCI-EXPRESS CCD Camera, brightest fixed lens, unique Peltier based double cooling system (-42°C absolute) and manual filter wheel.
Features FUSION Imaging Systems:
Chemiluminescence has become the standard method for specific nucleic acid and protein detection. With its outstanding sensitivity this method has largely replaced imaging procedures using radioactive labels. Due to small target molecule quantities, the amount of light emitted during a chemiluminescent reaction is typically very low and its detection requires highly sensitive and specialised optics as well as optimised signal processing mechanisms to record even the faintest signals.
Sensitivity is the key property of a chemiluminescence system and depends on the careful selection of various hardware components which must operate in perfect harmony.
One important determinant of sensitivity is the quantum efficiency of the light sensor in the spectral range of chemiluminescent substrates ( QE, efficiency of the transformation of light quants in to electrical charge). Further important actors with impact on sensitivity are light transmittance of the camera optics as well as the distance between object and detection unit. FUSION is a synonym for chemiluminescence imaging systems with unparalleled sensitivity thank to perfect tuning of a multitude of factors.
Low Noise Level
In order to gain the benefit of sensitivity, background noise must be kept to minimum to prevent loss of weak signals. Background noise originates primarily from two sources: by a thermally driven process spontaneously releasing electrons from conductor material and during readout of the CCD light sensor. FUSION systems are characterised by an extraordinary low system noise level achieved by an exclusive double cooling system and continuously optimised camera electronics and readout mechanisms.
Image Integrity without Compromise
Raw image date, unmodified and unaltered is the purest basis for image analysis and with the FUSION range of systems, data integrity is carefully managed and maintained to offer untainted accuracy of results.
FUSION SL Features:
? Outstanding sensitivity with all commonly available chemiluminescence substrates
? Precise signal quantifications thank to tue 16 bits imaging (65,536 grey levels) and 4.2 megapixel
? Maximum light transmittance: brightest fixed angle lens (f 0-95) and minimum object distance (< 20cm)
? Wide dynamic range of 4.8 orders of magnitude for the documentation of strong and faint signals in the same image
? Lowest noise level through exclusive double cooling system (Delta T= -67°C) and optimised readout mechanisms
? Maximum light transmittance: brightest fixel ange lens with manual filter wheel
? Absolute image integrity, unmodified raw image data for scientific analyses
? Included imaging software with innovative image acquisition modes for excellent results on the first run
? Upgradeable for maxum flexibility with UV transilluminators, camera filters, STARLIGHT modules, SUPER-BRIGHT illumination technology and UV/WL or UV/Bluelight Conversion Screens
The whole system comes with 3 inserts for the filter wheel (as pictured) and with a computer system with preinstalled FUSION Software.
- Vilber Lourmat / Peqlab FUSION SL Gel/Chemiluminescence/Fluorescence Imaging System
- Computer with mouse & keyboard (without monitor)
- Power Cord
- Instruction Manual to find on the computer
The FUSION SL Imaging System is in good cosmetic and technically condition and 100% functional tested.