Asylum Research MFP-3D-BIO Atomic Force Microscope System

Asylum Research MFP-3D-BIO Atomic Force Microscope System

The MFP-3D-BIO provides the highest sensitivity and most accurate images and measurements possible on an inverted optical platform. The NPS™ closed loop nanopositioning sensors on all three axes ensure distortion-free images on samples as small as proteins and as large as cells - in both air and liquid. The MFP-3D measures the cantilever deflection to better than 20pm (8pm typical) without artifacts, making the MFP-3D ideal for force measurements such as unfolding single molecules or probing cell mechanics.

The MFP-3D-BIO sets the industry standard for combining optical and atomic force microscopies in a single integrated tool specifically designed for biologists. Our team of biologists and optical engineers have optimized the MFP-3D for use with the leading inverted optical microscopes to ensure that you get the maximum benefit and productivity from the combination of these powerful techniques. High numerical aperture, water immersion, and TIRF objectives are all accommodated. No other AFM can match the MFP-3D's performance for optical integration, high resolution imaging, quantitative force measurements, and environmental controls. All of the following optical microscopy techniques are supported:

  • Brightfield
  • Phase Contrast
  • Epifluorescence
  • Confocal Laser Scanning
  • TIRF
  • FRET
  • FCS
  • FRAP
  • Ion Indicators (e.g. Ca2+ response)

And the MFP-3D's exclusive X-Y scanned-sample design is essential and enabling for:

  • Apertureless Near-field Microscopy (ANSOM)
  • Raman and Tip-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
  • Tip-enhanced Fluorescence
  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)

Asylum has made our full capability system easy to learn and use for novices while providing advanced functionality for the most experienced users. Don't compromise your research by choosing an "easy to use" system with limited capabilities. Choose the MFP-3D-BIO for both full capability and ease of use.

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