TissueFAXS Fluo Upright Fluorescence System from TissueGnostics

TissueFAXS Fluo is an upright fluorescence only system for the scanning and analysis of slides, cytospins, smears and Tissue Microarrays. The system is equipped with TissueQuest or StrataQuest Fluo image analysis solftware.

Scan Only icon 40 TF Fluo is also available in a Scan Only configuration.

Upgrade icon 50 TF Fluo can be upgraded to the TF PLUS configuration.

Upgrade icon 50 TF Fluo can be upgraded to the TF Confocal configuration.

Upgrade icon 50 TF Fluo can be upgraded with the FL Speed packages.

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TissueFAXS Fluo is TGs upright epifluorescence system.

It can scan and analyse samples on slides and slide-based sample containers in epiflurescence mode. It scans 10 channels in epifluorescence if the maximum of 10 single bandpass filters is fitted or more if multibandpass filters are used.

TissueFAXS Fluo stage

The system comes equipped with an 8-slide stage.

TissueFAXS i Fluo objectives

Objectives from all Zeiss objective classes with M24 thread can be fitted, the turret takes a maximum of seven.

TissueFAXS Fluo camera

TG continuously checks the market for cameras and other technical equipments to provide those solutions that deliver top performance and are cost-effective. The TissueFAXS i Fluo standard camera is a good example of this successful strategy.

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TissueFAXS Fluo light sources and filters

The right illumination is of paramount importance in light microscopy. TG provides fully system software-controlled solutions which are mostly maintenance free and have long lasting illuminants.

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The correct filters which guarantee pixel shift-free and low channel crosstalk are equally important to make fluorescence scanning easily accesible for all users of a TG system.

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TissueFAXS Scanning and Image Management software

TissueFAXS Scanning and Management software integrates all the hardware components into an easy to use workflow with full, walk-away automation capabilities.

Upgrade icon 50 Upgrading your TissueFAXS Fluo

Customizing your TissueFAXS Fluo with different or more objectives will not be considered as an upgrade within the scope of this article (of course, TG Sales and TG support are always ready to advise you on these subjects).

The same applies if special system configurations for non-standard tasks are required.

The TissueFAXS Fluo system can be upgraded to the following configurations and with the following performance enhancing packages:

  1. TissueFAXS PLUS (adding brightfield scanning)
  2. Spinning Disc Confocality
  3. High Speed Epifluorescence Scanning

TissueFAXS PLUS

An upgrade to a TissueFAXS PLUS system involves adding and integrating the following components for brightfield scanning:

  • The brightfield optical axis
  • A motorized pathology condenser
  • A second camera port
  • A Pixelink M-4 brigthfield camera
  • A VIS-LED brightfield light source

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Spinning Disc Confocality

The Spinning Disc Upgrade Kit contains all the hardware necessary for upgrading an epifluorescence TissueFAXS system to Spinning Disc Confocal capability:

  • Crest Optics X-Light V.2 Spinning Disc Unit - a versatile, high tech, yet affordable Spinning Disc Device
  • Lumencor Spectra-X Light Engine - Top of the line illumination system with the output necessary for confocal scanning
  • Zyla 5.5. or Hamamatsu Orca Flash 4.0 V.3 fast 4K camera - for rapid scanning of the high number of images in optical sectioning

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Upgrading any TissueFAXS system to Confocal capability maintains all other scanning modes (.i.e. brightfield and epifluorescence) the system already has.

High Speed Epifluorescence Scanning

The High Speed Epifluorescence Upgrade Kit contains all the hardware necessary for upgrading an epifluorescence TissueFAXS system:

  • Lumencor Spectra-X Light Engine - Top of the line illumination system with the output necessary for confocal scanning
  • Zyla 5.5. or Hamamatsu Orca Flash 4.0 V.3 fast 4K camera - for rapid scanning of the high number of images in optical sectioning
  • Multibandpass filter(s)

The largest speed increase is obtained by using all three components, however a lesser speed increase can also be obtained by just combining the Light engine and the Multibandpass filter(s).