with SPAD powered Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy camera
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The Lambert Instruments LIFA system is the fastest and easiest way to perform Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM).

Available in versatile configurations dependent on your specific applications, the LIFA system is a turn-key solution for fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy. Compatible with any fluorescence microscope with a camera output – including microscopes by Leica, Nikon, Olympus, TILL and Zeiss. Set up is quick and easy, with all hardware integrated seamlessly with dedicated LIFA software, so you can focus on your experiment.

The advanced software instantly analyses data and presents the calculated fluorescence lifetimes visually. Recorded images are compatible with ImageJ, FIJI, Matlab and MetaMorph, while detailed statistical data can be exported to an Excel worksheet.


Experiments from start to finish
From recording images to lifetime calculations and data analysis

Dedicated LIFA software
Instantly calculates the fluorescence lifetime and presents it as a color-coded overlay

Broad Lifetime Range
From sub microsecond down to picoseconds

Multiple configurations
System components to suit your applications

Non-phototoxic illumination


SPAD powered FLIM system

Simplify experiments for researchers and imaging centers with the vTAU SPAD camera; combining excellent light sensitivity with easy image acquisition and data analysis.

Minimize measurement duration, automate image acquisition, and simplify data analysis… factors of great importance for cell biology, cancer research and high-throughput screening.

vTAU easily integrates into any FLIM system, providing a plug-n-play experience that allows for seamless switching between setups.

Key features

Unique image sensorUltra-high sensitive SPAD detector for up to 100 lifetime images per second

Multiple image modesIncluding regular Frequency-Domain FLIM acquisition and Time-Lapse recordings


Pixel resolution: 512 x 512 px

Pixel size: 16 μm

Lifetime range: 0.2 to 300ns

Frame rate: up to 300 fps

Sensor type: SPAD

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System Components

The LIFA vTAU system includes:

Dedicated LIFA Software

Light source(s) according to your application

Computer with USB connection

On-site system installation

1 day of hands-on training

Phone, email and remote desktop support

LIFA Software

Seamless integration of hardware for full system controlGuides user through FLIM experiments from start to finish.

Supports third-party hardware for a flexible and expandable system.

Light sources

Multi-LED and/or Multi-LASER as required for your set up
Excitation light sources for frequency-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging, supplied according to your required wavelengths.

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