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Posted: March 3, 2008
Fujifilm Life Science Launches Its Flagship, Multi-Purpose Imaging System for Proteomics Research
(Nanowerk News) Fujifilm Life Science, a leading provider of scientific imaging systems, today introduced FLA-9000, the first modular image scanner capable of unparalleled proteomic applications in radioisotopic, fluorescent, chemiluminescent, and digitized imaging.
FLA-9000, also referred to as Starion, has been purposely designed to allow for customized upgradeability to suit researchers specific imaging needs. The FLA-9000 is ideal for fluorescence detection of 2D gels by SYPRO® Ruby stain and digitization of CBB-stained or silver-stained samples. A large scanning area of 40 x 46 cm extends the FLA-9000’s imaging versatility.
The FLA-9000 can be configured in three different models to best accommodate researchers’ needs:
1. IP Model - Ideal for storage phosphor imaging.
Records image data in a log file format. This unique feature allows for greater linear accuracy when analyzing images containing the types of large dynamic range information sets that radioisotopes can generate.
2. RGB Model - Ideal for multi-spectral 2D gel imaging.
Allows researchers to complete scans of samples labeled with Cy3 and Cy5 dyes in a single run.
3. IR+IP Model - Ideal for conducting near infrared and radioisotope imaging.
Accommodates up to four lasers to scan imaging plates as well quantum dots (i.e. Qdot705 and Qdot800) and traditional fluorophors that emit in near infrared.
“The FLA-9000 sets a new precedent in the image scanner market,” said Shanawaz Khan, general manager for Fujifilm Life Science, USA. “Researchers are no longer at the mercy of rigid platform configurations. FLA-9000’s versatility complements researchers’ specific area of study while expanding their imaging potential.”
In addition to its three configurations, the FLA-9000 offers five different excitation wavelengths (473nm, 532nm, 635nm, 685nm, and 785nm) with a dynamic range up to five orders of magnitude. FLA-9000 software includes ImageReader, for image capture, MultiGauge, for image analysis and processing, and is compatible on both Macintosh® and Windows® operating systems.
About Fujifilm Life Science
As one of the Fuji Photo Film family of companies with 70 years of imaging experience and more than $20 billion in sales, Fujifilm Life Science is a leading provider of scientific imaging products meeting the needs of laboratory facilities today and in the future. Fuji’s family of scientific imaging systems products and technologies-including chemiluminescent, fluorescent, and radioisotopic detection-are tailored to suit many different applications for a variety of scientific analyses and imaging environments. Fuji is headquartered in Stamford, CT.
For more information please visit www.fujifilmlifescienceusa.com