Apr. 14, 2015
Although super-resolution light microscopy has broken new ground in our understanding of subcellular structures and the movement of individual molecules within cells, its use to investigate virus particles is in its infancy. However, the field could be about to explode following the publication of work by a Cambridge University team using a trio of fast and ultra-sensitive Andor iXon EMCCD cameras. Led by Professor Clemens Kaminski and Dr Colin Crump, the team has successfully developed a methodology that allows dSTORM super-resolution microscopy to be used as a structural tool for the study of viruses.
moreMar. 04, 2015
The highly innovative iXon Ultra 888 is the world's fastest Megapixel, Back-illuminated EMCCD camera, offering exceptional frame rates and single photon sensitivity across a large field of view. Building on a rich history of first to market innovation, the ‘supercharged' iXon Ultra 888, represents a massive performance boost for the largest available EMCCD sensor, as well as the first USB3 enabled EMCCD camera.
moreMay. 16, 2014
The University of Albuquerque has designed a hyperspectral microscope (HSM) around an Andor iXon 860 high-speed EMCCD detection system to visualize membrane receptor dynamics at the molecular level in living cells.
The HSM provides acquisition rates of 27 fps over a 28 square micrometer field of view with each pixel collecting 128 spectral channels, allowing the determination of stoichiometry and dynamics of small oligomers unmeasurable by any other technique.
moreMar. 31, 2014
Zyla sCMOS has proven a superb camera choice for the biologist and microscopist.
Many simply see the Zyla as an amazing value, superb price/performance 'workhorse' camera with which to replace their existing interline CCD and upgrade the performance of their fluorescence microscope.
moreFeb. 13, 2014
Oxford Instruments, a provider of high-technology tools for industry and research has recently acquired Andor. Andor is a supplier of high performance cameras, microscope systems and software for the physical science and life science industries. Andor will continue to focus on growing their existing core markets and will spearhead Oxford Instruments strategic expansion into the Nano-Bio arena.
moreOct. 22, 2013
Understanding embryo development is still one of the most intriguing questions facing today's biologists. Light-sheet microscopy is rapidly gaining recognition for whole organism imaging, allowing cell growth, differentiation and morphogenesis to be studied in detail. However, compared to confocal microscopy, the amount of data generated by this new technique is approximately three thousand times greater and poses new storage and image post-processing challenges.
moreJul. 12, 2013
Available on the iXon Ultra 897 camera, the Optically Centred Crop Mode offers extremely fast frame rate performance from Region of Interest (ROI), and is ideally matched to the speed and sensitivity needs of live cell super-resolution microscopy.
moreJul. 01, 2013
The Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS), has equipped a twelve-strong array of telescopes at the European Southern Observatory in Chile, with custom-designed, red-sensitive CCD cameras from Andor.
NGTS will extend the limits of detection from giant Jupiter-like planets into the Neptune and super-Earth regime.
moreMay. 17, 2013
The group of Professor Markus Arndt at the University of Vienna, Austria, has shown the diffraction of single, massive molecules at a grating in an unambiguous demonstration of the wave-particle duality of quantum physics.
moreDec. 28, 2012
Andor's Zyla sCMOS camera offers high speed, high sensitivity imaging performance in a remarkably light and compact, TE cooled design. Zyla is ideally suited to many cutting-edge applications that push the boundaries of speed, offering sustained frame rate performance of up to 100 fps, faster with ROIs.