Revolution Multi-Point Confocal Microscopy Systems | Andor


The Revolution WD and XD is Andor’s portfolio of flexible multi-point confocal system solutions focused on live cell imaging and high speed confocal 3D imaging. At the heart of our systems is Borealis with its Perfect Illumination Delivery™ technology. Our Revolution portfolio uses industry leading technology, including the Yokogawa CSU-X1 and CSU-W1, and broadly considered the best choice for high speed imaging needs.

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The Revolution WD and XD

The only solution when life is so precious

Multi-point confocal solutions like the Revolution WD and XD should not only be thought of as the perfect live cell imaging solutions, that is a given! The likes of the Revolution WD are outstanding confocal solutions for capturing multi-colour 3D image volumes of small and large samples, and at speeds much higher than the more common point scanner. They can significantly increase your productivity and the quality of the images you capture.

The Revolution WD delivers an outstanding field of view combined with unrivalled depth of focus, ideal for large or thick specimens. With a new disk design the Revolution WD produces high contrast imaging from low to high magnification, supporting the broadest range of samples and applications than ever before. This is the perfect choice for neuroscience, developmental biology, embryology, stem cell research, in-vivo imaging and core facilities.

In the Revolution XD we have integrated the CSU-X into a solution that offers the highest speeds and sensitivity for live cell imaging, optimized for high magnification cellular studies. The XD range is ideal for fast imaging applications such as vesicle tracking, calcium imaging, and cell motility.

In offering the new Neo sCMOS and iXon Ultra EMCCD with the Revolution XD and WD range we can offer unprecedented versatility for your research needs, meeting high speed and high resolution demands. We also manufacture many complementary devices such as laser combiners, camera adapters and our active illumination portfolio. Therefore, we offer the full complement of tools for your research needs, ensuring optimum performance and support.

Features Benefits
Borealis Patented multi-point enhancement technology for improved image quality, greater fluorophore choice and deeper imaging.
Yokogawa spinning disk confocal unit Ultimate in high speed and low phototoxicity for live cell imaging
iXon EMCCDs with highest sensitivity and speeds Detect weak signals, minimize bleaching and toxicity, maximize temporal resolution
sCMOS cameras Nyquist sampling with sensitivity for high resolution confocal imaging
TuCam dual camera adapter Full frame dual wavelength capture and anisotropy studies (e.g. homo-FRET). Combine sCMOS with EMCCD on a single system
Andor 7-line Laser Combiner with active blanking Cover a broad range of fluorophores. Reduced photobleaching and toxicity
Multi-Port Unit Utilize imaging wavelengths for FRAPPA and TIRF devices. Application flexibility minimizing laser costs
Photo-stimulation tools for bleaching, activating, switching, ablating, perturbing, uncaging Reveal the detail behind cellular dynamics across a broad range of models and applications, including optogenetics
Andor Precision Control Unit Fast multidimensional imaging, and additional peripheral device communication and control
Configuration flexibility Application focused configurations
Open hardware architecture Easy to upgrade in the future and so grow with your research requirements
Broad software compatibility Offering you a choice to run your Revolution XD on your preferred software platform
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Publications Database
Gap geometry dictates epithelial closure efficiency
Direct interaction between centralspindlin and PRC1 reinforces mechanical resilience of the central spindle
The role of Ca2+ influx in spontaneous Ca2+ wave propagation in interstitial cells of Cajal from the rabbit urethra
Regulation of Patterned Dynamics of Local Exocytosis in Growth Cones by Netrin-1
Interkinetic Nuclear Migration Is Centrosome Independent and Ensures Apical Cell Division to Maintain Tissue Integrity
Signal inhibition by a dynamically-regulated pool of mono-phosphorylated MAPK
Interphase centrosome organization by the PLP-Cnn scaffold is required for centrosome function
A High Throughput Micro-Chamber Array Device for Single Cell Clonal Cultivation and Tumor Heterogeneity Analysis
Natural Loss of Mps1 Kinase in Nematodes Uncovers a Role for Polo-like Kinase 1 in Spindle Checkpoint Initiation
A geminivirus betasatellite damages the structural and functional integrity of chloroplasts leading to symptom formation and inhibition of photosynthesis
Potent and selective small-molecule MCL-1 inhibitors demonstrate on-target cancer cell killing activity as single agents and in combination with ABT-263 (navitoclax)
RGS Proteins and Septins Cooperate to Promote Chemotropism by Regulating Polar Cap Mobility
A mechanical microcompressor for high resolution imaging of motile specimens
Motif‐Designed Peptide Nanofibers Decorated with Graphene Quantum Dots for Simultaneous Targeting and Imaging of Tumor Cells
In situ biosynthesis of fluorescent platinum nanoclusters: Towards self-bio-imaging guided cancer theranostics
Facile synthesis of fluorescent Au/Ce nanoclusters for high-sensitive bioimaging
Remodeling of secretory compartments creates CUPS during nutrient starvation
Imaging Approach to Mechanistic Study of Nanoparticle Interactions with the BloodÀBrain Barrier
Anisotropic cell-to-cell spread of vaccinia virus on microgrooved substrate
Trajectory‐Based Co‐Localization Measures for Nanoparticle‐Cell Interaction Studies