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High-content confocal imaging solution with water objective options

The ImageXpress® Micro Confocal system is a high-content solution that can switch between widefield and confocal imaging of fixed and live cells. It can capture high quality images of whole organisms, thick tissues, 2D and 3D models, and cellular or intracellular events. The spinning disk confocal and sCMOS camera enable imaging of fast and rare events like cardiac cell beating and stem cell differentiation. With MetaXpress software and flexible options like water immersion objectives to choose from, the system enables many confocal imaging applications from 3D assay development to screening.

  • Acquire higher quality images

    Acquire higher quality images

    Capture excellent contrast, high resolution images with our proprietary AgileOptix™ spinning disk confocal technology, wide field of view, and bright light source.

  • Customize image acquisition and analysis

    Customize image acquisition and analysis

    Take ultimate control over acquisition and analysis parameters, which enables many applications from 3D structure analysis to target imaging of specific objects within an organism or cell populations. Run more applications with standard options like water immersion objectives, environmental control, or any of our high-performance customizations.

  • Analyze more data in less time

    Analyze more data in less time

    MetaXpress® PowerCore™ software accelerates analysis speed in a high-throughput environment. The software distributes image processing jobs to a multi-CPU environment.

 ImageXpress Micro Confocal Virtual Tour

ImageXpress Micro Confocal Virtual Tour

Features

  • Wide dynamic range

    Quantify low and high intensity signals in a single image with >3 log dynamic range intensity detection.

  • Exclusive AgileOptix spinning disk confocal

    The technology provides increased sensitivity with specially designed optics, high-powered, solid state light engines, and sCMOS sensor. Swappable disk geometries provide flexibility between speed and resolution.

  • Wide field of view

    Wide field of view enables whole-well confocal imaging and eliminates missed targets.

  • Optional on-board robotic fluidics

    For assays that involve compound addition, well washing, and media exchange, optional on-board robotic fluidics are available.

  • Accurate 3D measurements

    MetaXpress 3D analysis module is optimized for confocal imaging, enabling 3D measurements of volume and distance.

  • Multiple imaging modes

    The system offers phase contrast and brightfield label-free imaging, fluorescence, widefield, colorimetric, and confocal imaging, as well as, water immersion imaging as a standard option.

AgileOptix spinning disk technology

Our proprietary AgileOptix technology enables the ImageXpress Micro Confocal system to deliver the sensitivity and throughput needed for demanding applications.

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Gain deeper insights into cellular 3D structures with water immersion objectives

This video presentation details how high-performance water immersion objectives on the ImageXpress Micro Confocal system enhance the resolution, sensitivity and throughput for a variety of complex 3D cell-based assays.

*As a supporter of, and participant in, ISSCR’s 2020 Virtual, we share with you our Innovation Showcase presentation. This presentation does not represent an endorsement from or support of the ISSCR.

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Data and images were acquired during development using customer samples. Results may vary. Highlighted features’ price, time to deliver, and specifications will vary based on mutually agreed technical requirements. Solution requirements may cause adjustment to standard performance.

 

 

 

 

Introducing the MetaXpress 3D Analysis Toolkit

MetaXpress high-content image aquisition and analysis software

 

  • Meet high throughput requirements with a scalable, streamlined workflow
  • Adapt your analysis tools to tackle your toughest problems, including 3D analysis
  • Schedule automatic data transfer between third-party hardware sources and secure database
  • Set up hundreds of routinely used HCS assays using MetaXpress software modules

Applications of ImageXpress Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System

  • 3D Cell Imaging and Analysis

    3D Cell Imaging and Analysis

    Three-dimensional (3D) cell models are physiologically relevant and more closely represent tissue microenvironments, cell-to-cell interactions, and biological processes that occur in vivo. Now you can generate more predictive data by incorporating technologies like the ImageXpress system with the integrated 3D Analysis Module in MetaXpress® software. This single interface will enable you to meet 3D acquisition and analysis challenges without compromise to throughput or data quality, giving you confidence in your discoveries.

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    Cancer Research

    Cancer Research

    Cancer researchers need tools that enable them to more easily study the complex and often poorly understood interactions between cancerous cells and their environment, and to identify points of therapeutic intervention. Learn about instrumentation and software that facilitate cancer research using, in many cases, biologically relevant 3D cellular models like spheroids, organoids, and organ-on-a-chip systems that simulate the in vivo environment of a tumor or organ.

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  • Cell Counting

    Cell Counting

    Cell counting is fundamental and critical to numerous biological experiments. Assays such as drug compound toxicity, cell proliferation, and inhibition of cell division rely on the assessment of the number or density of cells in a well.

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    Cell Migration Assays

    Cell migration assays

    The movement or migration of cells is often measured in vitro to elucidate the mechanisms of various physiological activities such as wound healing or cancer cell metastasis. Cell migration assays may be conducted in a controlled environment using live cell timelapse imaging.

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  • Cells in Extracellular Matrices

    3d-hydrogels

    One common way of culturing cells in three dimensional space is through the use of extracellular matrix-based hydrogels, such as Matrigel. Cells are grown in an extracellular matrix (ECM) to mimic an in vivo environment. Differences between Matrigel and 2D cell cultures can be readily seen by their different cell morphologies, cell polarity, and/or gene expression. Hydrogels can also enable studies on cell migration and 3D structure formation, such as endothelial cell tube formation in angiogenesis studies.

    COVID-19 and Infectious Disease Research

    COVID-19 and Infectious Disease Research

    Here we've addressed common applications in infectious disease research including cell line development, binding affinity, viral neutralization, viral titer and more with a focused effort on understanding the SARS-CoV-2 virus in order to develop potential therapies for COVID-19 including vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics.

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  • Live Cell Imaging

    Live Cell Imaging

    Live cell imaging is the study of cellular structure and function in living cells via microscopy. It enables the visualization and quantitation of dynamic cellular processes in real time. Live cell imaging encompasses a broad range of topics and biological applications—whether it is performing long-term kinetic assays or fluorescently labeling live cells.

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    Neurite Outgrowth / Neurite Tracing

    Neurite Outgrowth

    Neurons create connections via extensions of their cellular body called processes. This biological phenomenon is referred to as neurite outgrowth. Understanding the signaling mechanisms driving neurite outgrowth provides valuable insight into neurotoxic responses, compound screening, and for interpreting factors influencing neural regeneration. Using the ImageXpress Micro system in combination with MetaXpress Image Analysis Software automated neurite outgrowth imaging and analysis is possible for slide or microplate-based cellular assays.

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  • Organoid technology / Organ-on-a-Chip

    Organ on a Chip Assays

    Organoid technology, like organ-on-a-chip emulates organ physiology though co-culture of cells in a supportive 3D matrix and use of microfluidic channels to perfuse nutrients or compounds over the resulting cellular structures. It is rapidly gaining popularity as a biologically relevant screening model for new drugs and toxicity.

    Spheroids

    Spheroids

    Spheroids are multi-cellular 3D structures that mimic in vivo cell responses and interactions. They can be highly reproducible and to be scaled for high-content screening. Compared with adherent cells grown in 2D monolayers, 3D growth conditions are believed to more closely reflect the natural environment of cancer cells. Acquiring measurements from these larger structures involve acquiring images from different depths (z-planes) within the body of the spheroid and analyzing them in 3D, or collapsing the images into a single 2D stack before analysis.

  • Stem Cell Research

    Stem Cell Research

    Pluripotent stem cells can be used for studies in developmental biology or differentiated as a source for organ-specific cells and used for live or fixed cell-based assays on slides or in multi-well plates. The ImageXpress system has utility in all parts of the stem cell researcher’s workflow, from tracking differentiation, to quality control, to measuring functionality of specific cell types.

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    Toxicity Screening

    Toxicity Screening

    Screening for off-target or toxic effects is very important during the development of new drugs and for the extension of the therapeutic potential of existing molecules. ImageXpress systems are fully integrated hardware and software platforms for automated acquisition and analysis of images for high-throughput cell-based cytotoxicity testing. Configured with optional environmental control, living cell responses or kinetic reactions can be monitored in real time for several days.

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Specifications & Options of ImageXpress Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System

Resources of ImageXpress Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System

Presentations
Videos & Webinars
Automated organoid assays with 3D imaging

Disease modeling in the 21st century: Automated organoid assays with 3D imaging

Organ-on-a-chip with organoids

High-throughput, organoid-derived organ-on-a-chip systems for drug discovery and disease modelling

Unleash the power of cell painting

Unleash the power of cell painting

3D cell culture

3D cell culture, tissue clearing, & high-content imaging in the quest of effective solutions to NAFLD

Transitioning high-content assays to 3D

Transitioning high-content assays to 3D: Scientific opportunities and imaging challenges

Water Immersion Objectives & High-Content Imaging

Gain deeper insights into cellular 3D structures with water immersion objectives

AI based approach to phenotypic characterization

An AI-based approach to high-content phenotypic characterization of human iPSC-derived neuronal cells

Implementing 3D Neural Spheroids

Implementing 3D Neural Spheroids in Drug Discovery

Accelerate your Screening with Automated Imaging

Accelerate your screening with high-content and automated imaging

Microplate based Detection

Accelerating study of viral infection and therapeutics with microplate-based detection and high-throughput screening

 ImageXpress Micro Confocal Virtual Tour

ImageXpress Micro Confocal Virtual Tour

Magnetic 3D

Magnetic 3D Bioprinting, 3D Cell Culture in a 2D Workflow

Labtube Meets SLAS

LabTube Meets Molecular Devices & MIMETAS, Susan Murphy & Sebastiaan Trietsch

Plate annotation and curve fitting in MetaXpress

Plate annotation and curve fitting in MetaXpress

Plate acquisition on ImageXpress Micro Confocal using MetaXpress

Quickstart Guide: Plate acquisition on the ImageXpress Micro Confocal using MetaXpress

Review images on ImageXpress Micro Confocal using MetaXpress

Quickstart Guide: Review images on the ImageXpress Micro Confocal using MetaXpress

Image analysis on ImageXpress Micro Confocal using MetaXpress

Basic workflow from image acquisition to analysis on the ImageXpress Micro Confocal using MetaXpress

Developing High Throughput Organ on a Chip Tissue

Developing high-throughput organ-on-a-chip tissue models for drug discovery using high-content imaging

iPSC Derived Cardiomyocytes and Neuronal Spheroids

Toxicity studies of iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes and neuronal spheroids

3D in Vitro Models

Optimizing high-content screening tools for physiologically-relevant 3D in vitro models

Morphological Characterization of 3D Neuronal Networks in a Microfluidic Platform

Morphological Characterization of 3D Neuronal Networks in a Microfluidic Platform

3D Imaging of Cancer Spheroids

3D Imaging of Cancer Spheroids

High-Content Screening for Identifying miRNAs

High-Content Screening for Identifying miRNAs

Identification of Selective Inhibitors of the STAT3 Signaling Pathway

Identification of Selective Inhibitors of the STAT3 Signaling Pathway

Oliver Kepp and Jayne Hesley - Detect Cell Death Signatures with High Content Imaging

Oliver Kepp and Jayne Hesley - Hallmarks of Cancer - Detect and Quantify Cell Death Signatures with High Content Imaging

Multidimensional ImageXpress Micro Confocal System

Multidimensional High-Throughput Imaging with the New ImageXpress Micro Confocal System

Pushing the Boundaries of High Content Screening

Pushing the Boundaries of High Content Screening

Preparing Assays for Genome-wide RNAi Screens

Preparing Assays for Genome-wide RNAi Screens Using High Content Microscopy

Multiplexed High Content Hepatoxicity Assays

Multiplexed High Content Hepatoxicity Assays Using iPSC-Derived Hepatocytes

High Content Imaging Analysis of Cell Sheet Morphogenesis Utilizing in Virto Tissue Models

High Content Imaging Analysis of Cell Sheet Morphogenesis Utilizing 𝘪𝘯 𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘳𝘰 Tissue Models

Simple and Flexible High Content Imaging of Complex Biological Events

Simple and Flexible High Content Imaging Enabling Quantitation of Complex Biological Events

Contemporary Automation and High Content Imaging Tools

Contemporary Automation and High Content Imaging Tools for Screening Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes

3D Image Analysis from Subcellular Structures to Spheroids

Implement High-Throughput 3D Image Analysis for Samples from Subcellular Structures to Spheroids

Live Cell Imaging to Investigate Cell Division Timing

Live Cell Imaging to Investigate the Regulation of Cell Division Timing

High-throughput RNA Screening to Identify Host Factors

Using High-throughput RNA Screening to Identify Host Factors That Impact Viral Infection

Application of HCA Tools for Antibody Drug Discovery

Application of HCA Tools for Antibody Drug Discovery

3D Spheroid Assays Using High-Content Imaging

Setting up 3D Spheroid Assays Using High-Content Imaging

Physiologically-relevant tissue models using a high-throughput Organ-on-a-Chip platform

Physiologically-Relevant Tissue Models Using a High-Throughput Organ-on-a-Chip Platform

Pluripotent Stem Cell Applications in Drug Discovery

Emerging Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Applications in Drug Discovery

StemoniX microBrain 3D Assay

StemoniX microBrain 3D Assay Ready Plates for HTS

Related Products & Services of ImageXpress Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System

Expand your research using flexible imaging solutions

Molecular Devices provides flexible options for the ImageXpress Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System to meet your research needs and to easily capture images from different sample formats, including hanging drops and in round or flat bottom plates, for monitoring cell health kinetics under environmental control, and more. With over 30+ years of imaging expertise, we can help you select the right options to ensure the best images for your assay.

 

Standard hardware options

 
 

Water Immersion Objectives

Water immersion objectives can offer signal increases of up to 4 times which can help scientists see deeper into 3D and thick tissue samples at lower exposure times.


 

High-performance customizations

Molecular Devices can successfully tailor the ImageXpress Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System to include customized software and hardware including the features described below, as well as integration of other lab components such as incubators, liquid handlers, and robotics for a fully automated workcell. With over 30 years of experience in the life science industry, you can count on us to deliver quality products and provide worldwide support.

Sale is subject to our Custom Product Purchase Terms available at www.moleculardevices.com/custom-products-purchase-terms

High-Intensity Lasers

High output laser excitation can reduce exposure times by up to 75%.† The laser light source is available as either a 5-channel or 7-channel light source with outputs of 400 —1,000 mW/channel. The 7-channel laser light source Includes near IR and is ideal for customers with increased multiplexing requirements.

  • Obtain sharper images with higher signal-to-noise
  • Generate up to a 2X† boost in scan speed attributed to significantly reduced exposure times
  • Run FRET experiments using lasers for CFP and YFP
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Standard Intensity Image
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Images taken at the same exposure.

Deep tissue penetrating, confocal disk module

An upgrade to the deep tissue penetrating, confocal disk module, combined with a laser light source, can improve resolution when imaging thick tissue samples†.

  • Improve suppression of out-of-focus light
  • Reduce haze (pinhole crosstalk)
  • Penetrate deeper into thick tissue samples for sharper images
Standard spinning disk
Standard Spinning Disc
Deep tissue penetrating, confocal disk module
Deep Tissue Penetrating with Confocal Disk

Images taken at the same exposure.

Data and images were acquired during development using customer samples. Results may vary. Highlighted features’ price, time to deliver, and specifications will vary based on mutually agreed technical requirements. Solution requirements may cause adjustment to standard performance.

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