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Spero-QT

Laser-based IR chemical imaging microscope

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Specifications

High-resolution IR (0.7 NA)

Camera Array Size:

480 x 480 [1]

Diffraction-Limited Spatial Resolution:

< 5 μm @ λ = 5.5 μm [1]

Field of view:

650 μm x 650 μm (0.7 NA) [1]

Image Cube Acquisition Time:

< 40 s (450 absorbance images collected at 2 cm-1 spacing) [1]

Image Pixel Size:

1.3 μm (0.7 NA) [1]

Minimum Detectable Signal:

< 3 mAU per scan [1]

Numerical aperture (NA):

0.7 [1]

Spectral Resolution:

Variable, down to 2 cm-1 [1]

Wavelength Range:

Standard configuration: 1800 cm-1 to 950 cm-1; customisable between 2300 cm-1 and 800 cm-1 [1]

Working distance (WD):

>8mm [1]

Wide-field IR (0.3 NA)

Camera Array Size:

480 x 480 [1]

Diffraction-Limited Spatial Resolution:

< 12 μm @ λ = 5.5 μm [1]

Field of view:

2 mm x 2 mm (0.3 NA) [1]

Image Cube Acquisition Time:

< 40 s (450 absorbance images collected at 2 cm-1 spacing) [1]

Image Pixel Size:

4.3 μm (0.3 NA) [1]

Minimum Detectable Signal:

< 3 mAU per scan [1]

Numerical aperture (NA):

0.3 [1]

Spectral Resolution:

Variable, down to 2 cm-1 [1]

Wavelength Range:

Standard configuration: 1800 cm-1 to 950 cm-1; customisable between 2300 cm-1 and 800 cm-1 [1]

Working distance (WD):

>25mm [1]

[1] IR imaging mode

Configurations

Feature Spero-LT Spero-QT
Transmission mode imaging YES YES
Reflection mode imaging   YES
Visible light imaging channel   YES
Lo-mag IR Objective (0.3 NA) YES YES
Hi-mag IR Objective (0.7 NA)   YES
Wavelength coverage 1000-1750 cm-1
(5.7 to 10.0 µm)
950 to 1800 cm-1
(5.6 to 10.5 µm)
Warranty 1 year or 2000 laser-active hours (whichever arrives first) 2 years or 4000 laser-active hours (whichever arrives first)

The all-new Spero-QT microscope is the second-generation platform in this new class of instruments and represents yet another breakthrough in IR spectroscopy, with high-performance, label-free chemical imaging. The Spero-QT system has the wide-field, high-resolution attributes of its predecessor but with the capability to produce twice the data in one-tenth of the time, while achieving unprecedented signal-to-noise ratios. The Spero-QT stage can image up to 3 microscope slides, and its larger sample compartment makes the Spero-QT more compatible with microfluidic devices and accessories.

Features & Benefits

  • Real-time, high-throughput spectral imaging enabled by ultra-high brightness QCL technology
  • No stains or molecular tags required
  • Label-free IR spectroscopy displays pure chemistry of sample
  • No cryogenic cooling needed
  • Quick setup means more time for analysis

Applications

  • Biomedical imaging of tissues, cells, and fluids
  • Cancer research
  • Pharmaceutical testing of tablets, powders, and liquids
  • Drug discovery: API and excipient optimization and down-selection
  • Protein secondary structure and aggregation testing
  • Real-time reaction monitoring
  • Materials testing and analysis
  • Forensics
  • Chemical detection and identification