SureScan Microarray Scanner

The SureScan Microarray Scanner is a laser induced fluorescence scanner designed to read microarrays printed on a standard 1 inch x 3 inch glass slides. It measures the fluorescence intensity of two dyes simultaneously from labeled sample nucleic acid bound to microarrays.

  • 24 slide cassette allows for continuous loading during operation
  • Automatic loading of raw data files into Feature Extraction software
  • Built-in ozone protection
  • Manufactured under ISO 13485 certifications

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SureScan Microarray Scanner - Details & Specifications

Feature Description
Dynamic Range >104 (16-bit data format)
>105 (20-bit data format) 
>106 (with XDR scanning)
Dynamic AutoFocus Continually adjusts scanner's focus, keeping features in focus at all times
Resolution 2, 3, 5, and 10 microns
Autoloader 24-slide cassette allows for hands-off operation
Integrated Barcode Reader Reads code 128 (A,B,C), Code 39, Code 93, and CODABAR
Compatible Dyes Cyanine 3 and Cyanine 5, and Alexa 647, 555, and 660
Laser Information Green solid-state laser, 532 nm; 
red solid-state laser, 640 nm
Power: 20 mW at 532 nm and 640 nm both controlled to 13 mW
Scan Window Maximum 71 mm x 21.6 mm
PMT Adjustment Automatic PMT gain calibration before each run
Allows adjustment of signal levels from 100% (default) to 1%
Detection Limit 0.01 chromophores per square micron
Pixel Placement Error 1 pixel @ 5 micron resolution
Uniformity 5% CV global non-uniformity; average local non-uniformity is  typically 1% based on 100 micron features
Glass Dimensions Supported 1 x 3" (25 mm x 75 mm) glass slide
Width: 24.95 mm to 26.1 mm
Length: 74.8 mm to 76.45 mm
Thickness: 0.9 mm to 1.1mm
Non-Mirrored slides of low intrinsic fluorescence
Scan time Two-color simultaneous data acquisition in 16 minutes per for 3-micron scans and 24 minutes for 2-micron scans (scan region of 61 mm x 21.6 mm)
Data Workstation and Operating System PC-based with Windows® 7 – 64 bit or Windows® 10 – 64 bit
Approximate Scanner Dimensions Height: 16.5” (42 cm), Width: 17” (43 cm); Depth: 26” (67 cm)
Weight Scanner: 125 lbs (56.8 kg)
Power Input 100 – 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz, 250 VA max.
Fuses Two power supply fuses: T4A, 250 VAC
Humidity Operating: 15% to 85% RH at 30°C
Altitude Operating maximum: 2,300 m (7,500 ft)
Operating Temperature Range 15°C to 30°C
Laser Product Classification Class 1

* Descriptions and specifications subject to change without notification. 


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