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Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing

Multi-purpose imaging system for proteomics research

Fujifilm Life Science, the leading provider of scientific imaging systems, has introduced FLA-9000, the first modular image scanner capable of unparalleled proteomic applications in radioisotopic, fluorescent, chemiluminescent, and digitized imaging.

FLA-9000, also referred to as Starion, has been purposely designed to allow for customized upgradeability to suit researchers specific imaging needs. The FLA-9000 is ideal for fluorescence detection of 2D gels by SYPRO® Ruby stain and digitization of CBB-stained or silver-stained samples. A large scanning area of 40 x 46 cm extends the FLA-9000' s imaging versatility.

The FLA-9000 can be configured in three different models to best accommodate researchers' needs:

  1. IP Model - Ideal for storage phosphor imaging. Records image data in a log file format. This unique feature allows for greater linear accuracy when analyzing images containing the types of large dynamic range information sets that radioisotopes can generate.
  2. RGB Model - Ideal for multi-spectral 2D gel imaging. Allows researchers to complete scans of samples labeled with Cy3 and Cy5 dyes in a single run.
  3. IR+IP Model - Ideal for conducting near infrared and radioisotope imaging. Accommodates up to four lasers to scan imaging plates as well quantum dots (i.e. Qdot705 and Qdot800) and traditional fluorophors that emit in near infrared.

In addition to its three configurations, the FLA-9000 offers five different excitation wavelengths (473nm, 532nm, 635nm, 685nm, and 785nm) with a dynamic range up to five orders of magnitude.