PerkinElmer Launches Operetta™ High Content Screening System
Product News Jan 07, 2009
At the 6th Annual High Content Analysis Conference in San Francisco, PerkinElmer, Inc., announced the launch of its Operetta™ system, a benchtop instrument that can provide edge High Content Screening (HCS) and High Content Analysis (HCA) capabilities to drug discovery and cellular science research laboratories.
Operetta is an HCS/HCA instrument platform that employs PerkinElmer’s proprietary new Harmony™ software which provides researchers with easy to use building blocks for creating user configurable workflows via simple step-by-step procedures.
An extensive range of ready-made solutions for frequently used image analysis tasks is pre-installed. Also installed is a scalable database for image management, and data analysis or retrieval. The Harmony software provides tools to develop high content assays, image analysis storage and retrieval, as well as remote access capability.
The Operetta instrument includes large field of view and multi-processor technology facilitating high speed data acquisition and analysis. A wide range of objectives and filters, bar-coded for error-free operation, enables a wide range of assays and plates. This design fits almost any size laboratory, allowing a flexible and versatile solution for a cellular imaging research facility.