Spinning Disk Microscopy System | Confocal System | Revolution XD


The Revolution WD and XD are Andor’s portfolio of flexible system solutions focused on live cell imaging. At the heart of our systems is the CSU spinning disk technology from Yokogawa®, the industry leader in this technology, broadly considered the best choice for sensitive live-cell confocal imaging.

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The Revolution WD and XD

The only solution when life is so precious

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
Yokogawa CSU-X1 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 6-line Laser Combiner with active blanking
Cover a broad range of fluorophores. Reduced photobleaching and toxicity
Andor 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
Regulation of Patterned Dynamics of Local Exocytosis in Growth Cones by Netrin-1
A mouse model of human primitive neuroectodermal tumors resulting from microenvironmentally-driven malignant transformation of orthotopically transplanted radial glial cells.
Interkinetic Nuclear Migration Is Centrosome Independent and Ensures Apical Cell Division to Maintain Tissue Integrity
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
Improvement of acquisition and analysis methods in multi-electrode array experiments with iPS cell-derived cardiomyocytes
Facile synthesis of fluorescent Au/Ce nanoclusters for high-sensitive bioimaging
… ) is a multifunctional protein that regulates quercetin, and impacts specific light and UV responses in the seed-to-seedling transition of Arabidopsis thaliana
Primary cilia enhance kisspeptin receptor signaling on gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons
Remodeling of secretory compartments creates CUPS during nutrient starvation
Imaging Approach to Mechanistic Study of Nanoparticle Interactions with the BloodÀBrain Barrier
Dynamic and Nucleolin-Dependent Localization of Human Cytomegalovirus UL84 to the Periphery of Viral Replication Compartments and Nucleoli
Anisotropic cell-to-cell spread of vaccinia virus on microgrooved substrate
Trajectory‐Based Co‐Localization Measures for Nanoparticle‐Cell Interaction Studies
Plasmid Transfection in Mammalian Cells Spatiotemporally Tracked by a Gold Nanoparticle
Exploring Sialic Acid Receptors‐Related Infection Behavior of Avian Influenza Virus in Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells by Single‐Particle Tracking
DNA-functionalized hydrogels for confined membrane-free in vitro transcription/translation
α-dihydroxychalcone-glycoside (α-DHC) isolated from the heartwood of< i> Pterocarpus marsupium</i> inhibits LPS induced MAPKs activation and up regulates HO-1 …
Structure-function analysis of Hmo1 unveils an ancestral organization of HMG-Box factors involved in ribosomal DNA transcription from yeast to human
Dynamic association of the ULK1 complex with omegasomes during autophagy induction