product design

Lionheart LXAutomated Microscope

Technical Details


Microplate types 6- to 1536-well plates
Other labware supported Microscope slides, Petri and cell culture dishes, cell culture flasks (T25, T75), counting chambers (hemocytometers), chamber slides
Support for labware up to 1.5" tall
Software Gen5 Microplate Reader and Imager Software included
Gen5 Image+ and Image Prime Software available for advanced image analysis (option)
Gen5 Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance (option)
X/Y Stage resolution Lead screw driven stage with 0.1 micron resolution

Imaging - Widefield Microscope

Imaging mode Fluorescence, high contrast brightfield and color brightfield
Imaging method Single color, multi-color, montage, time lapse, Z-stack, z-stack montage, burst mode
Light source High power LEDs (available wavelengths: 365 nm, 390 nm, 465 nm, 505 nm, 523 nm, 590 nm, 623 nm, 655 nm, 740 nm)
Camera 16-bit grayscale Sony CMOS
Camera binning Optional 2x2 binning for focus and/or image capture
Camera exposure range 5 milliseconds to 4 seconds
Image outputs available Raw Images: 16-bit TIFF
Saved Images: TIFF, JPG, BMP, PNG, EMF, GIF, color TIFF
Movies: MP4, WMV
Objective capacity 6 onboard, user-replaceable objectives
Objectives available Air: 1.25x, NA .04; 2.5x (2.25x eff), NA: .07; 2.5x (2.75x eff), NA: .12; 4x, NA: .13; 10x, NA: .30; 20x, NA: .45; 40x, NA.60; 60x, NA .70
Oil: 60x, NA:1.42; 60x, NA 1.25; 100x, NA 1.4; 100x, NA 1.3
High NA: 20x, NA 0.75; 40x, NA 0.95
Image filter cube capacity 4 user-replaceable fluorescence cubes plus brightfield channel
Imaging filter cubes available DAPI, CFP, GFP, YFP, RFP, Texas Red, CY5, CY7, Acridine Orange, CFP-YFP FRET, Chlorophyll, Phycoerythrin (PE), Propidium Iodide, CY5.5, TagBFP, GFP (Ex)-CY6 (Em), RFP (Ex)-CY5 (Em), Alexa 568, Ex377 / Em647
Automated functions Autofocus, user-trained autofocus, auto exposure, auto-LED intensity
Autofocus method Image-based autofocus
Laser autofocus option
Image collection rate Single well fastest frame rate capture:
*Full Resolution: up to 10 frames per second for single color images
*2x2 Binning: up to 20 frames per second for single color images
Microscope stage control Gen5 Software Control
Optional joystick controller

Physical Characteristics

Power 60 Watts maximum consumption.
Dimensions 18.3" D, 17.9" W, 14.1" H (46.5 cm x 45.5 cm x 35.8 cm)
Weight 51 lbs (23.1 kg)


Regulatory CE and TUV marked. RoHS compliant. Models for In Vitro Diagnostic use are available.