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TissueFAXS i PLUS

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TissueFAXS i PLUS is an inverted fluorescence and brightfield system for the scanning and analysis of slides, cytospins, smears and Tissue Microarrays. The system is equipped with TissueQuest/HistoQuest or StrataQuest PLUS image analysis software.

Scan Only icon 40 TF i PLUS is also available in a Scan Only configuration.

Upgrade icon 50 TF i PLUS can be upgraded to the TF Confocal configuration.

Upgrade icon 50 TF i PLUS can be upgraded with the FL Speed packages.


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TissueFAXS i PLUS is the most versatile configuration of all TG inverse systems.

It can scan and analyse samples on slides, in microtiter plates and in Petri dishes in both brightfield and epiflurescence modes. It can be equipped with supplementary components for contrast microscopy methods, like Differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy in brightfield. It scans 5 channels in epifluorescence if the maximum of 5 single bandpass filters is fitted or more if multibandpass filters are used.

 

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TissueFAXS i PLUS stages

The system comes equipped with an 8-slidestage which can also also take a microtiter plate insert as an alternative. Inserts for Petri dishes and custom inserts for other sample containers are available on demand.

 

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A four slide/one microtiter plate stage is also available.

 

TissueFAXS i PLUS objectives

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Objectives from all Zeiss objective classes with M24 thread can be fitted, the turret takes a maximum of 6.

 

TissueFAXS i PLUS cameras

TG continuously checks the market for cameras and other technical equipments to provide those solutions that deliver top performance and are cost-effective. The TissueFAXS i PLUS standard cameras are good examples of this successful strategy.

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TissueFAXS i PLUS light sources and filters

The right illumination is of paramount importance in light microscopy. TG provides fully system software-controlled solutions which are mostly maintenance free and have long lasting illuminants.

 

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The correct filters which guarantee pixel shift-free and low channel crosstalk are equally important to make fluorescence scanning easily accesible for all users of a TG system.

 

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TissueFAXS Scanning and Image Management software

TissueFAXS Scanning and Management software integrates all the hardware components into an easy to use workflow with full, walk-away automation capabilities.

 

Live Imaging

TissueFAXS i PLUS supports Live Imaging, as do all other inverse stand-based configurations.

 

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CO2, O2 and temperature control modules are available, as is the choice of small stage top incubators (see above image) or conventional incubation enclosures.

The environment controls are not integrated into the TissueFAXS control software (being usually set for longer time periods) and can be controlled via the microscopes touch screen (visible to the right of the oculars).

The TissueFACS control software provides time lapse scanning.

 

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Upgrade icon 50 Upgrading your TissueFAXS i PLUS

Customizing your TissueFAXS i PLUS with different or more objectives will not be considered as an upgrade within the scope of this article (of course, TG Sales and TG support are always ready to advise you on these subjects).

The same applies if special system configurations for non-standard tasks are required.

As the TissueFAXS i PLUS system already is equipped for high speed brightfield scanning, TG only offers two upgrades for this system configuration:

  1. Spinning Disc Confocality
  2. High Speed Epifluorescence Scanning

 

Spinning Disc Confocality

The Spinning Disc Upgrade Kit contains all the hardware necessary for upgrading an epifluorescence TissueFAXS system to Spinning Disc Confocal capability:

  • Crest Optics X-Light V.2 Spinning Disc Unit - a versatile, high tech, yet affordable Spinning Disc Device
  • Lumencor Spectra-X Light Engine - Top of the line illumination system with the output necessary for confocal scanning
  • Zyla 5.5. or Hamamatsu Orca Flash 4.0 V.3 fast 4K camera - for rapid scanning of the high number of images in optical sectioning

 

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Upgrading any TissueFAXS system to Confocal capability maintains all other scanning modes (.i.e. brightfield and epifluorescence) the system already has.

 

High Speed Epifluorescence Scanning

The High Speed Epifluorescence Upgrade Kit contains all the hardware necessary for upgrading an epifluorescence TissueFAXS system:

  • Lumencor Spectra-X Light Engine - Top of the line illumination system with the output necessary for confocal scanning
  • Zyla 5.5. or Hamamatsu Orca Flash 4.0 V.3 fast 4K camera - for rapid scanning of the high number of images in optical sectioning
  • Multibandpass filter(s)

The largest speed increase is obtained by using all three components, however a lesser speed increase can also be obtained by just combining the Light engine and the Multibandpass filter(s).

 

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