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Prior Scientific has added to its range of microscope filter wheels and shutters. The new HF110A/32 holds 10 32mm diameter filters and fits to the excitation ports of a range of popular microscopes from manufacturers, including Leica, Nikon, Olympus and Zeiss.

The HF110A/32 filter wheel offers a way to change the wavelengths of light that a sample is exposed to quickly and precisely. The filter wheel takes less than 95 milliseconds to move between adjacent positions, enabling the end user to alter the excited fluorophore quickly – ideal for multi-fluorophore applications where rapid imaging is essential.

If desired, it is also possible to mount the HA110A/32 filter wheel on the emission port of most microscopes using an extensive range of adapters. Magnetic covers on both sides of the wheel allow quick and easy filter changing.

Both filter wheels and shutters can be controlled using the Prior Scientific ProScan 3 control system, which is compatible with a wide range of microscope manufacturers’ imaging software packages. The end user can therefore control all aspects of their microscope system from a single point, allowing precise coordination of illumination, stage movement, focus movement, shutter and filter wheel operation and image capturing.