Specifications include, but are not limited to:. FREESTANDING BENCHTOP MICROSCOPY FOR AUTOMATED FLUORESCENT IMAGING: The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology is requesting bids for a Freestanding Benchtop Microscopy that can do basic automated fluorescent imaging for shared use within the department. A self-enclosed dark chamber for visualization is required as the instrument will be installed on a benchtop in the laboratory without a dark room. Because this is a shared system, the microscope has to have an electronic control system with a simple interface that can be used my multiple researchers with minimal training.. 1
The product case must include a specimen enclosure to provide an observation environment that, even without a darkroom, will not impair the background contrast required for fluorescence observation.
Excluding the computer and monitor, the installation space of the microscope unit plus lighting source must be within 500 mm (H) x 465 mm (W) x 500 mm (D) when the panel is closed.
The product must have a built-in vibration dampening system with the ability to use up to 100x objectives in a typical lab environment.
An electronic control system that can be operated with a mouse by multiple users with minimal training is required.
The microscope must include, as standard components, an electronic shutter, XY and Z motorized stages, an electronic revolver (to hold 6 objectives from 2x-100x, must be compatible with both Plan Fluor and Plan Apochromat lenses), an electronic filter turret (to hold 4 filters), electronic color camera filter, electronic phase-contrast slit switching mechanism, electronic dimmer filters, and an electronic aperture control; it is necessary that all of these components can be operated with the mouse.