Benchtop Confocal Microscope – BC43 by Andor Technology

Manufacturer Andor Technology  |  Available Worldwide
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Andor's Benchtop Confocal delivers amazing images at the push of a button. This plug and play confocal system has been designed with cost, performance and accessibility in mind, ensuring hassle-free, high-quality 2D & 3D imaging for busy researchers.


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Average Rating: 4.8
7 Scientists have reviewed this product

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  • Organization: Loma Linda University



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Ideal instrument for routine high quality imaging
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area: Microscopy

"We evaluated the BC43 as a replacement for a traditional point scanning confocal microscope. The ease of use of the BC43 make this is an ideal instrument for high quality images for our user base, who have varied expertise using microscopes in their research. "

Review date: 29 Mar 2022 | Benchtop Confocal Microscope – BC43
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It's a very good instrument and I am glad we decided to get it.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Confocal imaging

"The benchtop microscope is so quick and easy to use, the learning process is straight forward and the images look nice."

Review date: 29 Mar 2022 | Benchtop Confocal Microscope – BC43
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  • Organization: Kolmar



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Best confocal images so far!
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Imaging

"Super simple to use without much imaging experience. Never any problems so far. "

Review date: 24 Mar 2022 | Benchtop Confocal Microscope – BC43
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  • Organization: Emory University



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Beautiful images abound!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microscopy

"We switched to the BC43 after years of using an inverted microscope with spinning disk confocal. The BC43 offers the ease of use that one would expect out of a core instrument with the light throughput of our outgoing microscope. The Andor team has been highly responsive with all queries we have asked, and the price was hard to beat. "

Review date: 22 Mar 2022 | Benchtop Confocal Microscope – BC43
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Great results!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Korea

"Service is good. It is useful to use bc43. It is easy to handle "

Review date: 15 Mar 2022 | Benchtop Confocal Microscope – BC43
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  • Organization: organoid sciences



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Good imaging and reasonable price
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Korea

"Product service is good. It is easy to use BC43. The image quality is good as well as reasonable price. "

Review date: 15 Mar 2022 | Benchtop Confocal Microscope – BC43
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I recommend BC 43 to all biologists who need great high resolution confocal images.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Fluorescence microscopy

"BC 43 is a revolutionary spinning disk confocal built in a portable box. It can be placed anywhere it’s needed because it doesn’t require a dark room or an anti-vibrational table. The confocal mode gives great quality images and is very fast as it’s a spinning disk. Thanks to the dedicated software you can as well stitch your tiles or deconvolve. It’s probably the easiest confocal I have used. "

Review date: 12 Mar 2022 | Benchtop Confocal Microscope – BC43

Fast and easy confocal microscopy in any lab

BC43 is a super-compact unit that is rich in features and benefits, making it the ideal microscope for early-stage researchers and experienced microscopists alike. With no requirement for a darkroom, researchers can access confocal technology on the same bench as their samples. This, coupled with the fast-learning curve, allows individual users and entire labs to become much more productive, without compromising results.

Key features:

•    Benchtop multimodal imaging system
•    Instant confocal: Blur-free imaging
•    Widefield imaging 
•    Differential phase contrast & brightfield
•    Borealis uniform illumination
•    GPU-powered deconvolution

Key applications: Cell biology, developmental biology, neuroscience, cancer biology, tissue imaging, organoids & large organisms

Confocal, widefield & transmitted light microscopy all-in-one

Confocal microscopy

Capture superb confocal images at least 10 times faster than point scanner-based systems with the Andor Benchtop Confocal! 

BC43 is a prime solution for 3D imaging of thick samples. A high sensitivity, high-speed imaging camera makes it perfect for live-cell confocal imaging. 

A motorized XY stage allows multiple point acquisition, large organism montages, and multipoint scanning resulting in outstanding productivity from a single imaging experiment.

Widefield fluorescence microscopy

•    Offers the gentlest illumination mode for samples that are super-sensitive to light.
•    Detects lower sample signals than in confocal mode.
•    Offers the fastest imaging speeds to capture dynamic processes in live cells.

Use ClearView™ GPU to remove sample blur and enhance resolution, ensuring the best quality images.

Transmitted light microscopy

BC43 also delivers two different transmitted light options for amazing imaging flexibility:

•    Use Brightfield Mode to visualise the development of larger organisms whose structures naturally deliver high contrast images
•    For thinner samples and/or those with higher transparency, use Differential Phase Contrast (DPC) mode to draw out their structure

You can also mix and match modes like DPC and Widefield for even more imaging flexibility!

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Benchtop Confocal Microscope – BC43

Manufacturer Andor Technology  |  Available Worldwide

4.8 / 5.0 | 7 reviews