CytoViva’s patented enhanced darkfield hyperspectral microscopy enables optical observation and spectral characterization of a wide range of nanomaterials as they interact with both biological and materials-based matrixes. No labeling or other special sample preparation is required.
An image containing the full VNIR (400 – 1,000 nm) spectral response in every single nanoscale pixel is captured. This hyperspectral image makes it easy to spectrally characterize individual nanoparticles across the entire sample and spectrally map these nanoparticles in a wide range of biological or materials matrixes.
With this technology nanoparticles as small as 10 nm-20 nm in diameter can be observed, which is useful for nanomaterials synthesis, nano-drug delivery, nano-toxicology and related research.
The Cary Eclipse Spectrophotometer uses a Xenon flash lamp for superior sensitivity, high signal-to-noise, and fast kinetics. It measures the emission of light from samples in four modes: fluorescence, phosphorescence, chemi/bio-luminescence, and time resolved phosphorescence.
Using Xenon lamp technology, it captures a data point every 12.5 ms and scans at 24,000 nm/min without peak shifts due to the design of the monochromator drive mechanism. The grating is moved only when the lamp is off, resulting in a go-stop-flash method of taking a measurement. The wavelength does not change whilst a measurement is being taken.
The Cary Eclipse is the only spectrophotometer with room light immunity. The equipment has also a microplate reader, which offers full wavelength scanning of 96 samples.