The scanalyzer HTS is the best option for the analysis of small plants in multiwell plates or trays in specific growth chambers. The closed cabinet – containing backlight/direct or diffuse top light illumination as well as fluorescent imaging with blue light excitation – guarantees reproducible imaging conditions for all camera types provided by LemnaTec (VIS, NIR, IR, and Fluorescence).
Positioning can be easily exchanged to accommodate varying plant containers and illumination types. Using zoom lens systems allows imaging of fully grown Arabidopsis rosettes or complete multiwell plates/6 wells of a 96-well plate. Precise camera movement and automated tray identification by barcode enable the reliable identification of individual plants.
3-D laser scans provide further information about plant height profiles. While the scanalyzerHTS is designed as a measurement instrument, -customised solutions may be placed in growth chambers.
scanalyzerHTS – high-throughput screening in perfection
The LemnaTec scanalyzerHTS is the preferred platform for high-throughput screening of leaf disk assays, fungi, insects or small aquatic/terrestrial organisms such as mosquito larvae or nematodes of fish embryos. All four LemnaTec camera systems (Visible, Fluorescence, Infrared, Near Infrared) can be applied to achieve even more detailed, single-well scanning for high-resolution growth analysis. Depending on the number and type of samples the cameras move over an array of up to 100 multiwell plates, achieving an assessment of up to 9600 different samples in one run. Additionally available robots store plates or place them in different functional locations.
Analysing movement of small organisms
In combination with LemnaTrack, the scanalyzerHTS provides unique opportunities to simultaneously observe large numbers of small moving organisms. The observation time for each well ranges from seconds to minutes, depending on organism velocity. Movement patterns and the localisation/intensity of the movement can be quantified. Repeated measurement runs allow quantification of movement development over time, which is particularly useful for fast developing organisms (fish embryos). In all cases static image information is combined with movement information to assign movement patterns to single organisms.