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For use in animal IVF and developmental biology procedures. Hamilton Thorne offers the XYClone® fixed lasers and the XYRCOS®, XYRCOS® DTS (dynamic targeting system) moveable lasers.

  • Assisted Embryo Hatching
  • ICSI
  • Cloning/SCNT (Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer) 
  • Cell and Tissue Ablation
  • Embryo biopsy (trophectoderm, blastomere)
  • Inner Cell (ICM) Isolation
  • Embryonic Stem (ES) Cell Injection 
  • Specifications
  • Features & Benefits
  • Software
  • Support
  • Resources

Our lasers are rated Class 1 safe with 1460 nm in power and pulse durations as low as 1 microsecond.

Laser1460 nm, Infrared Solid-State Diode, Class 1 laser product
40x objective compatible with most inverted microscopes
Laser Power300 mW (Class I)
Laser Modes and Pulse DurationAdjustable pulse length determines size of ablated area
Single mode: 1 – 3000 μs
Double mode: 1 – 3000 μs
Staccato mode (XYRCOS® only): Pulse length : 1 – 3000 μs
CW (optional): Allows non-pulsed laser application over a long duration of time. Maximum power: 30%, Maximum Total Duration: 60 seconds
Laser unit dimensions (HxWxD)XYClone: 42mm x 28mm x 54mm
PC System RequirementsWindows desktop or Laptop 
Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Power RequirementsOperating Voltage (power supply) 100 – 240 VAC RMS

Our lasers come equipped with the user-friendly HT Laser 6 software.

Intuitive Software Interface

Clean and intuitive design with modernized software interface. Quick-select between laser modes and objectives for maximum efficiency. Review captured images and videos in the gallery. 

Isotherm Rings for Temperature Indication

The Isotherm Rings appear on the screen as a series of six concentric circles of varying colors. This safety feature indicates the drill hole size and the maximum temperature reached at the ring diameter. The Isotherm Rings automatically adjust for every power and pulse time combination.

High Resolution Digital Camera

View embryos in full screen and enhanced resolution with the integrated digital camera.  

Integrated Database

Store sample details and images to database. Improve workflow with the ability to quickly select sample information for future procedures.

Fixed Lasers

We also offer fixed laser systems, but these lasers do not offer moveable laser beam features or multiple laser paths. Try the XYRCOS DTS laser for computer-controlled accuracy and advanced targeting features. The standard XYRCOS fixed laser is equipped with the RED-i target locator visible through the microscope eyepieces and staccato mode for firing in rapid succession. The legacy XYClone is an alternative fixed research laser without RED-i or staccato features.

Hamilton Thorne’s LASERCare™ service plans offer economical and comprehensive coverage against unexpected repair costs and downtime. Two levels of service plans – Basic and Plus – are available for our clinical and research laser systems. The multi-tiered plans give customers the flexibility to choose the features that best suit their needs.