At the 9th AFM BioMed Conference, Bruker Corporation today announced the release of the NanoWizard® 4 XP extreme performance Bio-AFM system. The new system integrates Bruker’s exclusive PeakForce Tapping®, which enables both superior force control and unparalleled AFM ease of use, and industry-leading QI™ mode for high-resolution nanomechanics on soft samples.
Building on JPK’s pioneering role in combining AFM with advanced optical techniques, the NanoWizard 4 XP system provides highest level correlative microscopy and seamless integration with phase, DIC, confocal or spinning disc microscopies, single-molecule methods (FRET, FCS, TIRF, FLIM, FRAP), super-resolution techniques (STED, PALM/STORM, SIM), Raman, and multiphoton microscopy.
“We have found PeakForce Tapping a most robust way of achieving high-resolution AFM on a variety of biological samples,” said Bart Hoogenboom, Professor of Biophysics at London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, UK. “We are therefore glad to see that it is now also implemented on the NanoWizard systems, which we have successfully used for many years, to achieve similarly high imaging performance on platforms that are compatible with inverted optical microscopy.”
Since becoming part of Bruker one year ago, we have continued to collaborate closely with our worldwide user base to develop the cutting-edge biological AFM and optical tweezers technologies that our customers need for advanced research. With the new NanoWizard 4 XP system, we have once again set a performance benchmark for atomic force microscopy in life science research.”
Torsten Jaehnke, Bruker’s Director of BioAFM