Ultima Deep imaging

Loaded Multiphoton Imaging for In Vivo Studies

The basic Ultima Investigator system configuration includes the Investigator scanner, two hand-selected multialkali detectors, an upright microscope platform, a motorized focus, eyepieces and epitube, laser transfer and beam shaping optics, one set of emission path dichroics and filters, rack-mounted control electronics, and a high-performance workstation.

Optional Performance Enhancements

Ultima Investigator provides great opportunity to tailor your system to new or changing experiments or budgets, including:

  • Pockels cell for software control of laser power and line blanking
  • Resonant scanner for high-speed scanning at 30 fps (512x512) with user-defined resolution and region size
  • GaAsp detectors for higher sensitivity in photon-limited studies
  • LED light source for fluorescence illumination
  • LED illumination for full field photoactivation
  • Laser launch and input optics for point and scanning photoactivation
  • Camera for detection of wide-field epifluorescence
  • Z-piezo with proprietary focus algorithms for high-speed Z-series (0.1 μm step size, 150 μm range)
  • Motorized, large platform XY specimen stage and controller for minimum 0.3 μm increments, 1 μm accuracy, and 6-inch X and 3-inch Y travel
  • TCSPC-based FLIM for highest temporal and spatial fluorescence lifetime imaging in cells
Ultima Investigator tilt head

The integrated tilting nosepiece allows the objective to be set for off-axis imaging. Off-axis objective orientation simplifies access to specimen areas of interest, and minimizes scatter from structures, such as the cerebral cortex.

Ultima Investigator scan head

The compact scan head has standard 6 mm raster scanning galvanometers, as well as an optional 8 kHz resonant scanner for high-speed scanning.

Powered by Prairie View Software

Prairie View software incorporates more than 18 years of life sciences application experience into a rich array of tools to give researchers the ability to design detailed and accurate protocols for improved experiment results. Full-access controls allow users to optimize all aspects of image acquisition for speed, resolution, and signal intensity. An intuitive user interface supports streamlined definitions for both simple and complex experiments in multiple dimensions. Triggers and analog signals generated by the system enable seamless interaction with external devices for sensory stimulation, electrical recording, and other experimental paradigms.

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