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Andor's new Benchtop Confocal delivers amazing images at the push of a button. This plug and play laser confocal system has been designed with cost, performance and accessibility in mind, ensuring hassle-free, high-quality 2D & 3D imaging for busy researchers.
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BC43: Fast. Easy. Compact. Affordable. This is the future of microscopy.Request Pricing Ask a Question Specifications
BC43 is a super-compact unit that is rich in features and benefits, making it the ideal microscope for early-stage researchers and experienced microscopists alike. With no requirement for a darkroom, researchers can access laser confocal microscopy technology on the same bench as their samples. This, coupled with the fast learning curve, allows individual users and entire labs to become much more productive, without compromising results.
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The BC43 benchtop confocal utilizes imaging technology from our award-winning Dragonfly confocal system and provides fast and remarkably flexible imaging. BC43 allows routine imaging from brightfield to confocal without the hassle.
Capture superb confocal images at least 10 times faster than point scanner-based systems with the Andor Benchtop Confocal!
BC43 is a prime solution for 3D imaging of thick samples. A high sensitivity, high-speed imaging camera makes it perfect for live-cell confocal imaging.
A motorised XY stage allows multiple point acquisition, large organism montages and multipoint scanning resulting in outstanding productivity from a single imaging experiment.Request Pricing
Use ClearView™ GPU to remove sample blur and enhance resolution, ensuring the best quality images.Request Pricing
BC43 also delivers two different transmitted light options for amazing imaging flexibility:
You can also mix and match modes like DPC and Widefield for even more imaging flexibility!Request Pricing
The BC43 Benchtop Confocal has been developed in collaboration with leading biologists; for use across life science applications, and is designed to be part of a single room workflow. BC43 will bring instant clarity and depth to your research, whatever your sample, in ways previously only found in larger, more complex and expensive imaging systems.
BC43 addresses the broad scales and types of imaging protocols and analysis related to cancer research. From subcellular and cellular live cell experiments to large tissue samples and organoids requiring deeper imaging.
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells inside and on top of a 3D hydrogel. DNA is blue, lamin A/C is green, and tubulin is orange. Image credit: Sebastian Amos and Yu Suk Choi, University of Western Australia.Request Pricing
BC43 conquers the diverse range of protocols that Cell Biology experiments demand: from a simple 2D snapshot of a cell to understanding dynamic processes with time-lapse.
BC43's unrivalled clarity and speed will save you time without compromising resolution (X,Y or Z) or field of view.
Andor’s Benchtop Confocal is a compact, but fully featured system for routine imaging. It can be the imaging workhorse you are looking for, freeing up your sophisticated systems with advanced tools for those who need them.
Simplicity of use has been designed into BC43 to reduce training time and ongoing support of users, enabling labs and facilities to become more efficient.
Researchers will rapidly become competent in acquiring excellent 3D images, and higher multi-dimensional experiments on their own.
Cut through the challenges of your 3D world and capture images in perfect clarity - from the very first rounds of cell division to the fully developed organism.
Extract crisp 2D images or explore stunning 3D volumes in a fraction of the time you’re used to. Andor’s Benchtop Confocal delivers fast, high-resolution imaging of developing model organisms such as zebrafish and Drosophila.
Break through the burden of countless images demanded by your neuroscience research with a ten-fold speed boost, compared to conventional confocal microscopes. Flexible imaging modes cover sensitive live imaging of neuronal processes to large scale imaging of entire neuronal networks in 3D.
Capture stunning 2D and 3D images from live tissue models to whole cleared-tissue preparations.
BC43 is a true workhorse instrument for large sample imaging, capturing in a tenth of the time of conventional confocal systems and imaging deeper than widefield epifluorescence with deconvolution or digital clearing.
At the heart of BC43 is a software that is not only feature-rich and flexible to your needs, it is easy-to-use as well:
BC43 comes with an introductory Imaris package, allowing users to:
Add Imaris modules, which include a machine learning object classifier, to explore the subtle, yet biologically important interactions amongst and within cells. Identify, track, and quantify the cells, organelles and proteins within your images.Request Pricing Explore more Confocal Microscopy Imaging Systems
I found Andor’s Benchtop Confocal super easy to set up all the experiments, super-fast to acquire the data and deliver high-end quality data. I love its flexibility.
Marco Campinho, Group Leader - University of Algarve.
We image high numbers of thick and large tissue samples demanding a reliable confocal microscope to handle big experiments. BC43 is a true workhorse, requiring minimal experience to obtain high quality images. Being able to put it on a regular bench in our own lab is an efficiency bonus!
Professor Jacco van Rheenen, The Netherlands Cancer Institute.