Compact Raman System for Inverted Microscopy


HORIBA Scientific announces the XploRA INV, an addition to the widely successful XploRA compact analytical Raman chemical imaging microscope.

The XploRA INV combines the exclusive automation features and small footprint of the standard XploRA confocal Raman microscope with the unique capabilities of an inverted microscope, especially important for demanding biological applications. These applications include cell research, cancer detection, pharmaceutical verification of intercellular activities, inclusion of micro reactors, and easy incorporation of AFM units for combined Raman-AFM analysis and TERS (Tip-Enhanced-Raman-Spectroscopy) for highest spatial resolution sample visualisation. The open structure of the XploRA INV also permits the use of virtually all options and add-ons for inverted microscopes, including micro manipulators and “optical tweezers”, specific enclosures for cell applications, etc.

The XploRA INV also offers the option to integrate the unique scanning capabilities of HORIBA’s patented DuoScan for rapid spectroscopic multichannel Raman imaging, as well as the new 3D FCI (Fast Confocal Imaging) module, which offers ultra-fast laser scanning imaging for sample visualisation and location of regions of interest.

The XploRA INV can incorporate up to 3 compact single frequency lasers (e.g. 532nm, 640nm, 785nm), with the option of adding additional specific laser wavelengths via fiberoptic coupling for Resonance Raman or other customer specific demands.

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