Analytical Ultracentrifugation (AUC) Images Click an image to display a larger version
This Beckman Coulter XL-A analytical ultracentrifuge has been fitted with a fluorescence detector.
This fluorescence optical system is
part of the AU-FDS (Analytical Ultracentrifuge Fluorescence Detection
System) developed by CAMIS (the Center to Advance Molecular
Interaction Science). The system is currently available through Aviv
Biomedical. This system offers picomolar sensitivity, a dynamic range
of several decades, and fluorescent selectivity. See our tutorial
section for instructions on running a sedimentation velocity run with
The AU-FDS control box provides a
computer interface for the system. The attached Windows PC runs the AOS
software (Advanced Operating System) by Tom Laue which provides a
graphical user interface for controlling the AUC and recording data.
This is an example of a cell for an
AUC sedimentation velocity run. Such cells and associated parts are
available from Spin Analytical, Inc.