The Maestro EX In Vivo Imaging System from Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc. (CRi; Woburn, MA) incorporates CRi's FLEX technology, and aims to be the entry-level instrument of choice for in vivo fluorescence imaging.
FLEX technology represents a significant advancement of CRi's solid-state tunable optics, according to the company. It reportedly enables both broad- and narrow-band spectral imaging at the click of a button for the first time. You can select high optical throughput for reduced experiment times or increased spectral resolution for enhanced separation of similar fluorescent labels.
Patent-pending software complements the Maestro EX's improved optical capabilities. It promises accurate and automated characterization of fluorescent signals in spectrally complex samples. Dynamic Contrast Enhancement (DyCE), available as an accessory, is an all-optical anatomic imaging solution for mice that also helps eliminate signals from non-specific binding in up to 90% less time than conventional means.
The Maestro EX promises more precise detection and quantitation of molecular probes in live animals and complements the automated high-throughput Maestro 2 imaging system, by providing comparable imaging performance in a design intended for lower-throughput manual operation.
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