Bruker unveils JPK NanoWizard ULTRA Speed 2

Editorial
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 14:15
Image: JPK NanoWizard ULTRA Speed 2
 
Bruker has delivered the JPK NanoWizard ULTRA Speed 2 advanced AFM system, which is said to combine highest speed and highest resolution AFM with advanced bio-imaging features.
 
Developed in close collaboration with users, worldwide, the system is the first new product to come out of Bruker’s JPK BioAFM business, formed in July 2018 with the acquisition of JPK Instruments.
 
With an AFM scanning speed of 10 frames per second, atomic resolution, and advanced life-science capabilities, the JPK NanoWizard ULTRA Speed 2 promises to raise the bar in technical performance for advanced microscopy applications.
 
According to JPK, with its expertise in combining AFM with advanced optical techniques, such as phase, DIC, confocal or spinning disc, single-molecule methods (FRET, FCS, TIRF, FLIM, FRAP), super-resolution methods (STED, PALM/STORM, SIM), and other techniques including Raman or multiphoton microscopy, the new system can deliver unprecedented levels of correlative microscopy.
 
The new system is also equipped with PeakForce Tapping, which, according to the company, provides the user with both superior force control and unmatched AFM ease of use for quantitative high-resolution imaging and property mapping.
 
“The correlation of high-speed AFM with advanced optics will allow us to follow dynamic processes on molecular and cellular levels in real time,” says Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Milhiet, Director of the Center for Structural Biochemistry (CBS) in Montpellier, France.
 
“The combination of a workflow-based software control and ease-of-use PeakForce Tapping could help AFM to become a standard tool in modern life-science research and demonstrates that JPK as part of Bruker can continue to bring AFM forward in biology,” he adds.
 
The JPK NanoWizard ULTRA Speed 2 comes standard with PeakForce Tapping, extending AFM measurements into a range of samples not previously accessed, particularly for soft biological samples.
 
The new system also incorporates Vortis 2 high-speed, high-performance control electronics.
 
Designed to meet the needs of all user levels, Vortis 2 promises to deliver the lowest noise levels and highest speeds of signal processing.
 
A new, workflow-based software graphical user interface (GUI) opens a new chapter in easy-to-use AFM operation.
 
The software provides user guidance and user management modules that allow researchers to focus on their experiments, making the JPK NanoWizard ULTRA Speed 2 perfect for multi-user environments or imaging facilities.
 
These features are backed by the widest range of accessories on the market, providing the most application and experiment versatility available for users.
 
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