ATR-Fluo Reader

(item number 200601000)

ATR-Fluo is the compact and flexible reading device for the detection of fluorescence arrays within the ArrayTube (AT) platform. In combination with the IconoClust software, customized AT image recording and analysis are performed. For operation, ATR-Fluo can be easily connected to a PC or laptop via a USB 2.0 interface.The biochip in the bottom of the tube contains fluorescent markers. These markers are irradiated with excitation light. The light comes from a high power LED and will be conducted through a bandpass filter and beam splitter to the biochip. The emitted light from the markers also goes through the beam splitter and an emission bandpass to the camera chip.

Features

  • Compact and affordable device
  • LED-illumination & CMOS-based fluorescence detection
  • USB 2.0 camera interface for comfortable and universal computer control
  • Flexible software tools for custom adaptation of all image acquisition and analysis steps

Image Anaysis

AT image recording and analysis is controlled by our powerful array analysis software IconoClust. During image analysis, image signals are transferred into grey value data specific for each spot of an AT-array. Besides mean and background value of each spot typical result data comprise information on the confidence of a signal and its validity. Exported as txt or csv data, results are easily available for further custom analysis.

Technical Specification

Optics CMOS-based fluorescence detection
Filter set Cy3 or Cy5
Computer interface USB 2.0
Internal battery Li-Ion 3.6V / 2.9Ah
Operating temperature +15°C …+35°C
Storage temperature -20°C…+50°C
Sunlight No direct sunlight
Dimensions (length x width x height) 155 x 105 x 110 mm³
Mass 1.6kg
Operating voltage 5V DC via USB 2.0
Energy Consumption 0.5W