TissueFAXS i Histo is an inverted brightfield system for the scanning and analysis of slides, cytospins, smears and Tissue Microarrays. The system is equipped with HistoQuest or StrataQuest Histo image analysis software.
TF i Histo is also available in a Scan Only configuration.
TF i Histo can be upgraded to the TF i PLUS configuration.
TissueFAXS i Histo is TGs inverse brightfield system.
It scans and analyse samples on slides, in microtiter plates and in Petri dishes in brightfield mode.
TissueFAXS i Histo stages
The system comes equipped with an 8-slide stage which can also also take a microtiter plate insert as an alternative. Inserts for Petri dishes and custom inserts for other sample containers are available on demand.
A four slide/one microtiter plate stage is also available.
TissueFAXS i Histo objectives
Objectives from all Zeiss objective classes with M24 thread can be fitted, the turret takes a maximum of 6.
TissueFAXS i Histo camera & light source
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 Histo standard camera and light source is a good example of this successful strategy.
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.
TissueFAXS i Histo supports Live Imaging, as do all other inverse stand-based configurations.
CO2, O2 and temperature control modules are available, as is the choice of small stage top incubators (see above image) or conventional incubation enclosures.
The environment controls are not integrated into the TissueFAXS control software (being usually set for longer time periods) and can be controlled via the microscopes touch screen (visible to the right of the oculars).
The TissueFACS control software provides time lapse scanning.
Upgrading your TissueFAXS i Histo
Customizing your TissueFAXS i PLUS 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 i Histo system can be upgraded to the following configurations and with the following performance enhancing packages:
- TissueFAXS i PLUS (adding brightfield scanning)
- Spinning Disc Confocality
- High Speed Epifluorescence Scanning
TissueFAXS i PLUS
An upgrade to a TissueFAXS i PLUS system involves adding and integrating the following components for brightfield scanning:
- The fluorescence optical axis
- A second camera port
- A PCO Pixelink USB fluorescence camera
- An EXFO Excite 120 PCQ light source