Affordable Confocal Microscopy Solution — Revolution DSD2

The Andor Revolution DSD2 is a basic confocal device that provides excellent imaging performance.

Its simplicity is based on its laser-free operation and compact patented optical design, delivering ease of retrofit to an existing fluorescence microscope, or an easy add-on to most of the available new models.

The advantages are an inexpensive confocal device for your laboratory, removing the need to use core facilities. Alternatively, if customers own a core facility, they can boost their capacity and provide a lower cost solution with the DSD2. The user-friendly application of the DSD2 will enable users to begin imaging in no time, with just minimal training.


  • Broad spectrum, laser-free operation
  • Unique disk design
  • Large field of view
  • Confocal flexibility
  • Enhanced software and algorithms
  • Easy alignment and minimal maintenance
  • Control and viewing in real time
  • Widefield and confocal modes
  • By-pass mode
  • Microscope agnostic, including macroscopes and stereo


  • Stem cell and 3D cultures
  • Immunofluorescence (3D structure and visualization)
  • Development of, for example, C. elegans, Drosophila, and Zebrafish
  • Cell dynamics
  • Neuroscience
  • Embryology
  • Motility and chemotaxis assays
  • Cellular biochemical imaging, for example, pH and Ca2+ (not Fura2)
  • Photo-manipulation, for example, activation, ablation and optogenetics