Product news: NanoWizard®II – The next generation BioAFM

NanoWizard®II: The truly next generation AFM for biological and soft matter applications
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JPK Instruments introduces the NanoWizard®II, the truly next generation AFM for biological and soft matter applications. The NanoWizard®II represents the new standard in BioAFM, built on the experience of 100 worldwide installed systems since the launch of the NanoWizard® family at the end of 2002 and the feedback provided by our scientific customer base. The NanoWizard®II family provides state-of-the-art AFM functionality in high resolution imaging, force measurements and nano-manipulation/lithography. The custom-made scanning system with capacitive sensors makes the NanoWizard®II the highest performance closed-loop AFM commercially available.

The NanoWizard®II design provides the easiest and safest AFM operation under liquid conditions. A whole range of fluid-cells and temperature control options and the recently introduced electrochemistry cell make it extremely versatile for all kinds of applications where performance and ease of use is key. The improved vapour and liquid protection of the AFM head prevents scanner damage even by inexperienced users.

The patent pending DirectOverlay™ function allows the full integration of optical imaging with the AFM measurements using an automated calibration routine. The NanoWizard®II integrates seamlessly with advanced optical imaging methods provided by inverted optical microscopes like phase contrast, DIC, confocal laser scanning (CLSM), TIRF, FCS, FRAP and FLIM.

The tip-scanning design of the NanoWizard®II is the best choice for the combination with optical imaging and self-developed experimental setups because the sample can remain fixed at all times. Sample scanning AFM designs always suffer from the need to move the sample for the AFM measurement process.

An updated AFM control electronics with up-to-date low noise circuitry, proven eight channel data acquisition, and easy access to all major signals and a new software with a multitude of novel features make the NanoWizard®II system an even more powerful, yet user friendly package. An enhanced image processing software allows the perfect offline data analysis for optical and AFM images, and force curve data.

Powerful accessories like the CellHesion® module for measurements of cell mechanics and adhesion and the Tip Assisted Optics (TAO™) module for advanced AFM-optical experiments like Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) or AFM manipulation with single molecule fluorescence detection provide unique enhanced capabilities to NanoWizard®II users.

The NanoWizard®II provides highest resolution and stability and is the state-of-the-art solution for advanced applications where high performance AFM and optics meet. This new instrument is powering live cell imaging, single molecule studies, polymer- and nanoparticle research from biophysics and pharmacology to cellular biology.
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