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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Sole Source #C03-10697-0044S

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Wednesday April 16, 2003
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Axon Instruments, Inc., Union City, CA,
Amount:  $49,700
Terms:   One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday March 31, 2003
The University awarded a contract for an integrated array scanner to Axon Instruments, Inc., Union City, CA, for $49,700.
The unit is a model GenePix 4000B as manufactured by Axon Instruments Incorporated, and includes the following specifications:
  • High speed simultaneous dual channel scanning
  • Non-confocal technology to provide 64 um depth of field
  • Sensitivity of 0.1 flour/um2
  • Selectable scan resolution
  • Dynamic laser power monitoring
  • Adjustable focus
  • Adjustable laser power
  • Dynamic photomultiplier adjustment
  • Integrated barcode reading
  • Small footprint, 13.5" x 8.75" x 17.5"
  • Three licenses of GenePix Pro 4.1 software, to include two copies of GenePix Pro 4.1 Acquisition and analysis, and one copy of Acuity 2.0
  • Integrated software and hardware
  • 16-bit TIFF format output
  • Sample type: Sstandard microscope slides
  • Maximum scan area: 22 x 71.5 mm
  • Excitation: 532 nm and 635 nm solid-state lasers
  • Scan time: 5 minutes for both channels, full scan area, 10 um resolution
  • Pixel resolution: Adjustable for 5 to 100 um
  • Digital resolution: 16-bit
  • Dynamic range: Four orders of magnitude
  • Detection limit: 0.1 flour/um2 (Cy3 and Cy5) at S/N =3
  • Maximum S:N (PMT): 10,000:1
  • Images: Single-or multi-image TIFF
  • Interface: SCSI (adapter included)
  • Power supply: 110/220 V universal power supply
  • Dimensions: (34.2 x 22.2 x 44.4 cm); 35 lbs (15.9 kg)

For additional information, contact:
Pat Cook
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714

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