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DeltaVision Elite


DeltaVision Elite High Resolution Microscope

DeltaVision Elite is a fully integrated, flexible, widefield fluorescence microscope optimized for live cell imaging. The DeltaVision Elite’s efficient light path and optimized deconvolution algorithm combine to deliver superior image quality while maintaining cell viability.

  • Fully integrated system for seamless operation.
  • Automated illumination mode improves contrast for better image quality for a wide variety of sample types.
  • Unique light path enables low light imaging of sensitive samples like yeast, bacteria and live cells.
  • Modular platform design allows for future upgrades to expand capabilities.


Deconvolution Sharpens Your Images

Deconvolution improves image x, y, and z contrast and resolution without sacrificing data integrity. Our exclusive deconvolution algorithm facilitates quantitation and enables faster data visualization by on-the-fly image deconvolution.

Maximum Flexibility for Your Imaging Needs

DeltaVision Elite can handle most imaging applications, including widefield fluorescence microscopy, time-lapse live cell imaging, multi-point cell tracking, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF), fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), Photokinetics (PK), and differential interference contrast (DIC).

Outstanding Focus Stability for Long-Term Imaging Experiments

UltimateFocus incorporates an exclusive patented design to quickly and precisely maintain focus regardless of mechanical or thermal changes that can impact your experiment. UltimateFocus also enables Focus Assist, which preserves cell health by allowing the user to focus on the sample without using the eyepieces or the camera.

Automated High-Precision Stage

Our patented Flexure stages and exclusive NanoMotion III Precision Control motors ensure precise stage movement and stability with excellent repeatability for multi-point sampling during time-lapse experiments.


DeltaVision Elite – Product Specifications

CoolSnap ES2
Chip Size 1392 x 1040 pixels , Sensor Size 8.98 x 6.71 mm imaging area, Pixel Size 6.45 μm x 6.45 μm, Read Out Speeds 10 Mhz and 20 Mhz, Max Cooling, 0°C
CoolSnap HQ2
Chip Size 1392 x 1040 pixels, Sensor Size 8.98 x 6.71 mm imaging area, Pixel Size 6.45 μm x 6.45 μm, Read Out Speeds 10 Mhz and 20 Mhz, Max Cooling, -30°CsCMOS, Front Illuminated sCMOS, 2560 x 2160 pixels, Pixel size, 6.45 μm, Readout speed, 95 MHz, 286 MhzEMCCD
Back Thinned Frame Transfer CCD, 512 x 512 pixels, Pixel size, 16 um, Readout speed, 5 MHz, 10 MHz
ComputerElite Master Workstation, Single processor, Quad Core intel i7, 3.4 GHz, 8 MB cache, 16 GB of RAM, 1333 MHz, speed, 1TB Operating System SATA Hard Drive, 3 x 1TB RAID-5 Data Array on Dedicated Controller, Nvidia 512 MB Video Card, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, Integrated DVD-RW Drive, CentOS 5 Operating System
Filter SelectionVaries depending on instrument configuration but can support the following
AF568/Texas Red
FocusNanomover stepper motor controlling Z axis movement
Optional Laser based hardware autofocus
Image Acquisition FeaturesWidefield Fluorescence and Transmitted Light imaging
TIRF imaging with optional module
Timelapse Imaging
Cell Tracking
Multipoint visiting
Imaging ModesWidefield Fluorescence
Total Internal Reflection Fluoresence (TIRF)
Light Source4 color Standard InsightSSI module
4 color Fluorescent Protein InsightSSI module
7 color InsightSSI module
Magnification60x/ 1.42 Oil Plan APO – Standard lens included with all systems
ObjectivesOptional objectives
4x/ 0.16 Super-Plan APO, 10x/ 0.40 Super-Plan APO, 20x/ 0.45 Plan Fluor, 20x/ 0.75 Super-Plan APO, 40x/ 0.60 Plan Fluor, 40x/ 1.3 Oil Plan APO, 60x/ 1.3 Silicone Plan APO, 60x/ 1.2 Water Super-Plan APO, 60x/ 1.49 TIRF APO, 100x/ 1.4 Oil Super-Plan APO, 100x/ 1.49 TIRF APO
Optical SystemTruLight Illumination System Module
Optional HardwareTIRF/PK Optics Module
X4 Laser Module
Live Cell Sample Holder
Microscope/Stage Environmental Enclosures
Optional Microtiter Stage
Plate CompatabilityStandard SBS plates with optional microtiter plate stage
Plate Positioning [XY Stage]106 mm x 70 mm
Slide CompatibilityStandard microscope slides
35 mm glass bottom dishes
Multiwell chambered coverslips
SoftwaresoftWoRx v6 (or higher). Requires CentOS v5 (or higher)
Resolve3D (integrated with softWoRx)