Opterra Confocal Microscope from Bruker Nano Surfaces

The Opterra Multipoint Scanning Confocal Microscope combines the resolution of traditional confocal systems with the speed normally associated with wide-field imaging. The system utilizes a CCD camera as a detector, and can be configured through selectable aperture sizes to provide the optimal balance of speed and resolution to meet your specific application requirements.

With its short acquisition times and minimization of photobleaching and phototoxicity, Opterra is particularly ideal for advanced live sample studies, including protein localization and trafficking, intracellular ion imaging, microtubule and vesicle dynamics, and nuclear structure and dynamics.

The Opterra Multipoint Scanning Confocal Microscope is based on Bruker's patented swept-field imaging scanner. The scanner allows high-speed confocal imaging of live cell and small organism preparations at resolutions comparable to conventional point scanners, but with minimal phototoxicity.

Opterra includes a second scanner for photo-activation/bleaching/ablation, which can operate simultaneously with imaging. The photoactivation scanner can be coupled to both visible and multiphoton lasers, which allows the use of the full range of photoactivatable molecules and photochemical techniques available to life science researchers.

Bruker's Prairie View 5.0 software provides an intuitive interface with a rich environment for defining image acquisition and photoactivation protocols. Time lapse, Z-series, stage montage and multidimensional acquisitions are all routine. Prairie View also allows users to integrate external devices into their protocols by providing a rich environment to create triggers and analog controls, as well as record analog signals from other devices.