Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces High Content 2.0 at Cambridge Healthtech Meeting
Product News Jan 13, 2010
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has introduced Thermo Scientific High Content 2.0, an evolution of automated, quantitative cell imaging for life scientists studying cell function in oncology, neurobiology, toxicology and systems biology. High Content 2.0 builds on the success of high content screening (HCS) and high content analysis, advancing the Thermo Scientific Cellomics ArrayScan® VTI.
High Content 2.0 offers reproducibility through improvements in hardware and software. High Content 2.0 will be exclusively demonstrated within booth #11 at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute High Content Analysis Meeting, held in San Francisco from January 11-15 2010.
New iDEV™ guided workflow software is just one of the additions to the High Content 2.0 platform. The software is designed for the rigors of multi-user environments and provides even the occasional user with the means to efficiently and effectively develop cell imaging assays.
Leveraging Thermo Fisher Scientific’s best-in-class image analysis tools, iDEV combines a more intuitive, step-by-step assay setup with an industry first “easy assay optimizer” feature that addresses multiple groups of biological states simultaneously to dramatically reduce critical assay development timelines. This interactive tool allows the user to simultaneously visualize algorithmic parameter changes at the image, data and statistical level in real time.
A LED light engine, designed to overcome the limitations of current bulb technology, offers unprecedented speed and reliability for screening campaigns while reducing exposure times, data variability and consumable expenses.
With an extremely stable ”solid state” five-color light excitation capability, more than 10,000 hour life and low power consumption, the LED light engine offers significant improvements in large-scale data generation with a dramatically reduced environmental footprint.
High Content 2.0 also incorporates the latest optical bench from Carl Zeiss, the AxioVert® Z1, which adds more than 160 years of optical expertise to improve optics and automation. For the demanding researcher, the Z1 optical bench offers the confidence of a optical train, compared to custom optical trains.