CoolLED pE-340fura Series Fast, Controllable LED Illumination for Fura-2 PRICES FROM


CoolLED pE-340fura Series Fast, Controllable LED Illumination for Fura-2 PRICES FROM

Product no.: CoolLED PE-340fura

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£6,766.67
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Utilizing the highly successful pE-300 Series platform, the pE-340fura is a bespoke LED Illumination System for Fura-2 ratiometric calcium imaging, which also supports everyday fluorescence microscopy in a compact and affordable package.

Launching in September 2017, the pE-340fura will offer:

Dedicated 340nm and 380nm outputs for Fura-2 ratiometric calcium imaging
A broad white output to allow sample healthy cells to be distinguished from dying cells using dyes such as Propidium Iodide (PI) or separate imaging with common fluorophores (CFP GFP/FITC, YFP, Tritc/TxRed/mCherry, Cy5 and similar).
TTL inputs via convenient BNC connections for precise illumination control in as little as 20 microseconds
USB for imaging software control
Testing with Fura-2 users across the UK and Europe has already shown this to be ground-breaking technology.“As good as or better than proven solutions based on Xenon technology at what will be a lower cost with no bulbs to replace and massively reduced electrical consumption.”
“New levels of signal to noise and control precision which give new found experimental benefits.”

 

The 340nm and 380nm LED illumination system provides the optimum excitation wavelengths for Fura-2-based calcium imaging allowing high-precision, stable, high-throughput imaging with video-rate time resolution. 

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380nm Excitation

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The images above show a field of cardiac myocytes (heart cells).  The cells were loaded with Fura-2 using standard conditions (i.e. incubation with 2 micromolar Fura-2 acetoxymethyl ester for 30 minutes, followed by an additional 30 minutes for de-esterification.

Images were obtained by Martin Bootman and Katja Rietdorf, School of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences, The Open University, UK.

Until recently, the response time of illumination systems for Fura-2 imaging have been limited to milliseconds due to mechanical switching of the wavelengths in arc lamp and monochromator systems.  However, the new pE-340fura can be controlled via convenient BNC TTL connections for precise illumination control in as little as 20 microseconds.

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Spontaneous Ca2+ events are induced in Mg2+-free HBS. (A) Representative trace from a single hippocampal neuron of Mg2+-free induced Ca2+ events imaged at 0.5 Hz and (B) representative trace from two hippocampal neurons of Mg2+-free induced Ca2+ events imaged at 24.39 Hz.

TINNING, P. W., FRANSSEN, A. J. P.M., HRIDI, S. U., BUSHELL, T. J. and MCCONNELL, G. (2017), A 340/380 nm light-emitting diode illuminator for Fura-2 AM ratiometric Ca2+ imaging of live cells with better than 5 nM precision. Journal of Microscopy. doi:10.1111/jmi.12616

 

Using the new pE-340fura LED Illumination System, less Fura-2 dye can be loaded into the cells whilst still maintaining the same measured calcium concentration and good signal-to-noise ratio.  The reduction in required dye not only improves cell-viability due to reduced dye toxicity, but also results in a cost reduction per experiment.

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Comparison of Ca2+ increases obtained from the application of trypsin (100 nM) to tsA-201 cells loaded with different concentrations of Fura-2 AM.

TINNING, P. W., FRANSSEN, A. J. P.M., HRIDI, S. U., BUSHELL, T. J. and MCCONNELL, G. (2017), A 340/380 nm light-emitting diode illuminator for Fura-2 AM ratiometric Ca2+ imaging of live cells with better than 5 nM precision. Journal of Microscopy. doi:10.1111/jmi.12616

 

Work by Sandrine Prost et al., from the University of Edinburgh, has shown that with independent wavelength controllable LED sources, signal-to-noise is dramatically improved over bulb systems and even over some available white wide spectrum LED sources.

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High levels of autofluorescence and fast photobleaching of specific fluorescence when illuminating Qdots with Metal Halide.  

Prost S et al (2016) Choice of Illumination System & Fluorophore for Multiplex Immunofluorescence on FFPE Tissue Sections. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162419. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162419

 

There are two pE-340fura configuration options:

  • Direct-fit for connecting to a microscopes – by selecting from a range of microscope adaptors  which covers all current and most older models.  A simple once only adjustment will allow optimisation to the optical path of the microscope.
  • Liquid Light Guide with a fixed 3mm diameter, liquid light guide.  An optional pE-340fura Universal Collimator can be specified in conjunction with a microscope adaptor if required, containing optics optimised to transmit the 340nm.

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Additional product information

Brand and ID Number pE-340-FR-D-YYY-ZZ: pE-340fura Illumination System. Direct Fit. Includes Light Source, exchangeable microscope adaptor (YYY) to customer-specified microscope, remote manual control pod, set of three excitation filter holders (25mm dia.) and power supply (ZZ). pE-340-FR-L-ZZ: pE-340fura Illumination System. For use with 3mm Liquid Light Guide. Includes Light Source, remote manual control pod, set of three excitation filter holders (25mm dia.), and power supply (ZZ). pE-1910 3m long, 3mm diameter UV liquid light guide for use with pE-340fura pE-340-FR-COLL-YYY pE-340fura Universal Collimator for use with a single liquid light guide. Includes Microscope Adaptor (YYY) to customer-specified microscope To specify microscope code (YYY) see Adaptors To specify power cable (ZZ): 10 = Australia, 20 = Europe, 30 = UK, 40 = USA

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