newton 7.0 bio

grow your images

The Newton 7.0 BIO is a smart world-wide used system dedicated to bioluminescence (picogram level) and fluorescence (femtogram level) for plant imaging. Thanks to its unrivalled precision optics and its wide detection spectral range, the system allows you to visualize infections in whole plants and leaves but also to compare plant virology, regulate plants growth or observe the stress tolerance for example.

absolute quantification.

“AN INSTINCT FOR TRUTH” – Louis pasteur

  • Absolute NIST Traceable Calibration

Absolute NIST Traceable Calibration Imaging is based on traceable references provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It allows precise quantification of specific biomolecules (such as a protein) in the sample of interest and provides benefits such as accuracy, reproducibility, and standardization.


Absolute quantification allows researchers to compare and integrate data from different studies or laboratories. Unlike relative quantification, which compares the amount of an analyte between two or more samples, absolute quantification provides a precise value for the amount of analyte in the sample, expressed in absolute units.


Luciferase expression – Green fluorescent protein (GFP), red-shifted GFP (EGFP) expression – Chlorophyll phosphorescence – NIR Illuminatio


Small plants – Fruits – Vegetables – Leaves – Cyanobacteria – Green algae – Seedlings – Insects – Blossoms – Roots – Mosses – Lichens – Fungi – Cell and tissue cultures

  • Incredible ease of use

Free license software – Intuitive user interface – One click to get the image – Auto-exposure and automatic illumination control – Adjustable stage


Very robust design for a long term use – Made of aluminium and stainless steel (no plastic) – Elegant, modern and compact design to fit your work environment

Detect and decode.

We know what these images mean to you


The NEWTON 7.0 BIO proprietary optics have been specifically developed for macro imaging with high light collection capacity, incorporating a unique combination of high numerical aperture and long working distance. Our system is equipped with a high-resolution scientific CCD camera which means better performance in pattern recognition. Bright fluorescence observation can be performed in a rapid scanning mode that shortens exposure times and minimizes specimen damage.


Our dual magnetron filter technology ensures transmission above 90% and very narrow band cutting. The time to get the image is drastically reduced and sensitivity is increased. Our system accommodates 8 excitation channels in the visible RGB and NIR spectrum (from 400 to 900nm). Signals can be overlaid so that several reporters can be visualized simultaneously. The very tight LED spectrum is additionally constrained with a very narrow excitation filter. This means less background in the images (ultra-low noise imaging) of your sample and a higher signal to noise ratio to detect the weakest signals.


The NEWTON 7.0 BIO is equipped with a high-sensitivity scientific CCD camera with a proprietary lens offering the widest aperture in the industry (f/0.70) as well as a deep camera cooling down to -90°C to ensure the best signal to noise ratio (which is ideal for faint luminescence applications). With up to 4.6 image resolution, obtain the sharpest details from your samples.


Enjoy a 20×20 FOV to visualize large plants! The rotating stage is motorized on the Z axis to get closer to the CCD camera. It can be inclined by 15° on the X/Y axis and easily controlled from the software, avoiding time consuming manipulation.

get vibrant images

all the applications you need


from acquisition to analysis

Make publication-ready scientific images with simplicity for an unlimited number of users. Benefit from our 3D Dynamic Scan technology and observe the different signal intensities in a live 3D video reconstruction which will help you to detect signal concentration. The unique color imaging mode helps you acquire a quick snapshot of your plants with a true color representation, making the documentation faster! Our system’s protocol driven image acquisition is as quick as it is intuitive: adjust your exposure, save, print or quantify. Various imaging modes are available from automatic, manual, or time-lapse imaging program. Time series could be constructed from images acquired on different days. You can also monitor the growth of a plant overtime thanks to the daylight and nightlight simulation modes through the software. Finally, you choose the leaves you want to focus on with one click.


unrivalled technical expertise


  • Bioluminescence detection: picogram level Fluorescence detection.


  • Dual white-light LED panels
  • 8 excitation channels: 440nm – 480nm – 540nm – 580nm – 640nm – 680nm – 740nm – 780nm
  • 11-position motorized filter wheel
  • 8 narrow bandpass emission filters: 500nm – 550nm – 600nm – 650nm – 700nm – 750nm – 800nm – 850nm


  • Automatic, manual & serial acquisition modes 3D live dynamic scan.
  • Image editing and image analysis including bioluminescence and fluorescence on whole plants to seedlings.

camera & optics

  • Scientific grade 16-bit CCD camera
  • Grade 0, 400-900nm / 4.8 O.D.
  • -90°C Cooling
  • f/0.70 motorized lens aperture
  • Resolution: 2160×2160 pixels
  • Peak quantum efficiency: 80%
  • FOV mininum: 6x6cm (macro imaging)
  • FOV maximum: 20x20cm

hardware capabilities

  • Intelligent darkroom concept, Fully-automatic system
  • Motorized optical lens
  • Z-axis motorized camera
  • ± 15° tilting sample stage

compatible dyes & stains

  • CFP, GFP, YFP, RFP, FITC, DAPI, Alexa Fluor® 680, 700, 750, Cy® 2, 3, 5, 5.5, DyeLight, IRDye® 680, 800CW

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