BioTek Instruments announces the launch of the Lionheart™ FX Automated Live Cell Imager with Augmented Microscopy™. Lionheart FX is optimized for kinetic live cell imaging, with up to 100x air and oil immersion magnification in a variety of slides, dishes, microplates and flasks. Imaging channels include brightfield, color brightfield, phase contrast and fluorescence, with both image-based and laser autofocus.
A unique environmental control cover provides convenience beyond that of typical digital microscopes, allowing for incubation up to 40º C and gas control, while the optional humidity chamber and dual reagent injectors enhance environmental support for live cell imaging workflows. Gen5™ 3.0 Software provides automated image capture and analysis, plus annotation and movie maker functions, offering ease and simplicity across a broad range of live and fixed cell applications. Augmented Microscopy is the combination of all of these features in one compact system. Lionheart FX is ideal for live and fixed cell applications including kinetic live cell assays, 3D spheroid imaging, translocation and colocalization studies, cell migration and invasion, proliferation, viability, toxicity and many more.
BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. These technologies are used to aid life science research, facilitate drug discovery, provide rapid and cost-effective analysis, and enable sensitive, accurate quantification of molecules across diverse applications. BioTek espouses a “Think Possible” approach that sets the tone for fresh ideas, unsurpassed customer service and original innovations. As such, they are often honored for local accomplishments and technological innovations, including Best Places to Work in Vermont, North American New Product Innovation Award for Workflow Solutions in Life Sciences and Drug Discovery Product of the Year – Scientists' Choice Award.