High Content Imaging and Analysis



HCS technologies available at CHiP

At CHiP-GIS, HCS imaging systems have continually evolved with many improvements to meet user demands of examining complex cellular disease models.






The Operetta CLS is a high throughput imager for High Content Analysis (HCA) with live cell capability.

The Operetta CLS high-content analysis system has all the speed, sensitivity and resolution you need to characterize fine sub-cellular details.

The Operetta is designed for fully-automated high-capacity, quantitative cellular analysis of fixed or live cells.

It contains the highly sensitive sCMOS camera that provides a large field of view and high resolution image capture.

It can acquire, analyze and manage fluorescence, brightfield and digital phase contrast images.

Operetta CLS combines robust autofocusing, high power LED excitation with fast and precise mechanics to enable fast sequential acquisition.

Seamless integration with Harmony software provides an easy to use workflow, enabling the reliable discrimination of phenotypes even in complex cellular models.

Our Operetta CLS is equipped with 2x and 10x Long WD Objectives, 20x, 40x and 63x high NA Objectives.

Operetta can perform many types of assay followed by automated image analysis - including

  • cell shape, cell cycle and apoptosis
  • cytoskeletal reorganization and membrane texture
  • G-proteins and mitochondria mass
  • neurite outgrowth and angiogenic tube formation
  • cytoplasmic foci – e.g. autophagosomes, colony formation, cell migration, 3D cell invasion, and protein localization and quantification




Superior Performance, High Resolution and Ultra-High Speed

The Opera Phenix High-Content Screening System is a microscope designed for high-throughput 3D imaging of fluorescent samples in microplates.

2 sCMOS camera for Speed and accuracy, large field of view – 290%, Reduce Crosstalk, Water Objective ideal for 3D spheroids

The Opera Phenix can operate in standard fluorescence and spinning disk confocal mode. It is equipped with 405, 488, 561 and 640 nm solid state lasers and a variety of objectives, including objectives with a high numerical aperture (NA), long working distance (WD) and large field of view (FOV):

  • 5x, 10X, 20X air objective
  • 20x, 40x & 63X water-immersion objective

Image Analysis. The microscope's uses Harmony software for instrument control, Phenologic capability for tracking and Columbus for data navigation and analysis.



Image storage and analysis for all your high content imaging data

  • Import images from any major high content imaging instrument (e.g. PerkinElmer Opera Phenix™, Opera® and Operetta®, BD Pathway, GE® IN Cell, Thermo Scientific® ArrayScan®, Yokogawa® Cell Voyager) for a single solution for data storage and analysis
  • Allow everyone in the lab to access, visualise and analyse image data from anywhere, regardless of the client operating system and without software installation
  • Generate statistically-significant, quantitative and multi-parametric data from your cell images for robust results.
  • Screeners can contact Computational Phenomics Platform (CPP) for customised analysis.



  • Phenotyping abilities of flow cytometry with the detailed imagery and functional insights of microscopy
  • This unique combination enables a broad range of applications that would be impossible using either technique alone
  • The Mark II can analyze up to 5,000 cells/sec with real-time intensity compensation — ideal for rare cell analysis
  • Easier: Simple user interface with real-time plotting and graphical gating
  • More flexible: 5 lasers and works with sample volumes of 20-200 µl
  • More efficient: Up to 95% sample utilization for high yields with rare cell samples
  • Software's that Turns Data into Understanding: IDEAS combines’ image analysis, statistical rigor, and visual confirmation in an easy-to-use package. INSPIRE offers powerful image-based gating and real-time fly analysis.



Automated quantitative pathology imaging system accurately detects and measures weakly expressed and overlapping biomarkers within a single H&E, IHC or IF intact FFPE tissue section or TMA to accelerate your cancer immunology research

Vectra’s automated, high-throughput imaging capabilities make it the most advanced system available for extracting proteomic and morphometric information from intact tissue sections.

Combining three key components - automated slide-handling, multispectral imaging technology and pattern recognition-based image analysis – the system is a powerful tool for today’s pre-and clinical studies.

Vectra® is well suited for automated applications in:

  • Tissue biomarker discovery and validation
  • Signaling pathway analysis in cancer research and drug development
  • Microenvironment analysis, including assessment of tumor immunogenicity
  • Tissue cytometry, including multiplexed per-cell measures of nuclear, cytoplasmic, and membranous protein expression

The Vectra automatically performs a low-power 4x scan of your tissue microarrays, extracting only relevant, interesting high-power 20x fields. Intelligent imaging provides a more efficient and faster alternative to whole-slide scanning. The period of time to perform a study can be reduced from months or weeks to days or even hours.