The QBC® ParaLens™ Advance Fluorescent Microscope Attachment is a cutting-edge attachment designed to provide the many benefits of LED Fluorescence Microscopy to any light microscope. LED Fluorescence Microscopy offers improved detection of many infectious diseases and has been recommended by the World Health Organization for use in Tuberculosis screening.
The QBC ParaLens Advance is simple to use and requires no daily cleaning. It is also sturdy with no liquid handling or moving parts.
The cutaway diagram above demonstrates the technology behind the QBC ParaLens Advance Fluorescent Microscope Attachment. Standard RMS Threading (1) is used to easily attach the QBC ParaLens Advance main body to any compound light microscope as an objective (Note: Adapter rings are available for non-standard sizes). All filters are contained in a detachable filter set arm (2) that can be removed to easily switch between objectives.
The QBC ParaLens Advance utilises epifluorescence microscopy, meaning that the light is transmitted from above the sample, rather than passing through from below. The ParaLens Advance's light comes from its LED light source, which attaches to the distal end of the filter set arm (3), producing blue light with a 410-511 nm wavelength.
After passing through the focusing lens (4), light in the filter set arm then passes through an excitation filter (5) that only allows light in the 385-480 nm range to pass into the main chamber. A dichroic beam splitter (6) directs blue light toward the sample, where it will excite any substances that have absorbed fluorescent stain.
The emitted light from the sample is focused by powerful objective lenses (7) as it travels back toward the viewer. It now has a longer wavelength than blue light which allows it to pass through the dichroic mirror. An emission filter (8) is present to reduce background noise and optimise the signal for viewing.
|Light Microscope (We recommend the Vision V5000)|
|QBC ParaLens Advance Complete System|
With a choice of objectives:
|QBC Portability Pack (Optional but ideal if performing fluorescence microscopy analysis in the field)*|
|To also test blood-borne parasites or TB:|
Malaria Test Kits (sold in boxes of 100 or 2,000)
F.A.S.T. TB Kits
|QBC Centrifuge (to spin QBC Malaria Tube only)|
*The QBC Portability Pack includes a solar panel for cordless operation of the QBC ParaLens (ideal if using the ParaLens in the field) and 12 V battery clip to lighter adapter.
Download the Product Description List for QBC Europe Products.
|Product Code||Product Description|
|424330||ParaLens Advance System with 20x and 40x Objectives|
|424331||ParaLens Advance System with 60x Objective|
|424332||ParaLens Advance System with 100x Objective|
|424333||ParaLens Advance Complete System with Portability Pack|
includes 4 main body assemblies with 20x, 40x, 60x and 100x objectives, blue LED light source, detachable filter set arm, power pack, immersion oil, ParaViewer, screwdriver, preventative maintenance kit, solar cell battery pack, solar cell wall plug, USB cable, 12 V battery charger, hard shell carrying case
|424350||Malaria Test System with ParaLens Advance, Microscope & Centrifuge|
|424450||Malaria Test System with ParaLens Advance & Centrifuge|
|253037||Malaria Diagnostic Kit (100)|
|253005||Malaria Diagnostic Kit (2000 = 8x250 tests)|
|424271||ParaLens Fibre Optic Cable, Quartz|
|424273||ParaLens Objective, x60 w/internal UV Filters|
|424272||ParaLens Light Source Bulb, Quartz Halogen|
|427751||ParaLens OptiLume Light Source Only|
|424288||RMS to M27 Ring Adaptor|
|427722||ParaLens Portability Pack|
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