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LS720 Microscope (Lumascope)
The LS720 offers a whole new world of automated microscopy.
LS720 Microscope

Blue, Green, & Red Fluorescence
and Walk-Away Automation

The powerful, new LS720 Microscope (Lumascope) adds walk-away automation to the many features and high performance of the flagship 3-color LS620. Exquisite XY motion control, motorized focus that allows autofocus and z-stacks, and easy-to-configure software combine to facilitate your microscopy experiments and high content screens. Place the LS720 in your incubator and you have a live cell imaging system at a fraction of the cost of conventional High Content Analysis systems. Whether imaging multiple fields in your flasks or 1536 wells of cells with 3 fluorophores in a 48 hour time-lapse, the LS720 offers a whole new world of automated microscopy!
LS720 with Phase Constrast

Features and Benefits

LS720 with Phase Constrast
  • Automated XY stage with autofocus in Z provides images (photos), time-lapse series, and videos recorded directly to your computer
  • Fully functioning microscope empowers users to visualize cells from microplates, flasks, slides or custom labware
  • Modern LED and advanced optical design provide near diffraction-limited (theoretical maximum) resolution
  • Robust software allows set-up and control across many locations, including microplates and custom arrays
  • Versatile and compact design enables use inside cell culture incubators and hoods
  • Detects blue, green and red fluorophores, including BFP, DAPI, FITC, Fluo-4, GFP & mCherry
  • Flip-up deck allows easy objective access
  • Used manually, but also robot compatible (RS485, RS232, 5V digital interfaces)
  • Objective compatibility with standard lenses permits use of your own objectives
Like the LS620, the LS720 utilizes a Semrock Brightline® Pinkel filter set optimized for 405 nm, 488 nm, and 594 nm LED light sources. The 5-filter set is comprised of 3 exciting filters, 1 triple-band emitting filter, and 1 beam-splitting filter. The 720 also contains the same CMOS sensor as the LS620.

Excitation and Emission Profiles of LS720 filters

Semrock 620 chart
3-color low mag 280
LS720 Microscope Specifications
OpticsBlue, green & red fluorescence; brightfield
Phase ContrastPhase contrast included
Objective Options2.5x, 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 60x, and 100x(oil) magnification
Objective CompatibilitiesRMS-threaded, infinity corrected, 45 mm parfocal distance
Fluorescence FiltersBlue: Excitation 370-410 nm; Emission 429-462 nm
Green: Excitation 473-491 nm; Emission 502-561 nm
Red: Excitation 580-598 nm; Emission 612-680 nm
CameraHigh Sensitivity Monochrome CMOS Sensor; C-mount
Image FormatsJPG, BMP, TIF, GIF, or PNG
Image Size100 x 100 to 1900 x 1900 pixels
Field of View0.9 x 0.9 mm with 20x objective
Video RatesUp to 10 frames/second (fps); with reduced frame size, up to 30 fps
Automated XY StageSBS nest, 6- to 1536-well microplates; microfluidic chambers (contact Etaluma)
SubdeckNo automation; most flasks, dishes, other
Stage Travel Range110 mm x 74 mm
Stage Move Speed25 mm/sec
Well-to-well time (seconds)Image 96 wells: a) 1 color focus & image, 13 min, b) 3 color focus & image, 34 min
Computer RequirementsWindows 7, 8, 8.1, 10; 2 monitors recommended
Automation FriendlySDK available
Power RequirementsUSB for Lumascope; 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz for AutoStage
Dimensions, With Phase37.4 cm W x 43.8 cm D x 46.8 cm H [14.7 in W x 17.3 in D x 18.4 in H]
Weight13 kg (29 lb) without phase; 14 kg (31 lb) with phase
Operating Conditions4°C - 42°C, 5% - 95% RH non-condensing
LS720 Optional Accessories
Labware Holder for 35 mm Petri dishesFits inside Holder for 60 mm Petri dish or Terasaki plate to achieve SBS footprint
Labware Holder for 60 mm Petri dishes & Terasaki platesSBS outer dimensions
Labware Holder for microscope slides and 50 mm Petri dishesSBS outer dimensions
Labware Holder for 4 microscope slides in parallelSBS outer dimensions
LumaquantImage analysis software
Image-Pro PremierImage analysis software

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