Raman Spectrometer XploRA INV

The only truly analytical inverted Raman microscope.

  • fast and simple sample imaging;
  • inverted life-science microscope;
  • multi-modal analysis.

The XploRA INV Raman microscope is the only truly analytical inverted Raman microscope. Configured for high sensitivity bio-Raman spectroscopy. It offers TRUE confocal performance with low maintenance and dedicated software for ease of operation. The uniquely integrated system design ensures stability, optimizing the imaging workflow. The integrated inverted microscope enables multimodal analysis, such as fluorescence, Raman, laser tweezing and even TERS analysis to be conducted upon the same instrument and at the same sample position.

The XploRA INV combines the exclusive automation features and small footprint of the standard XploRA™ Raman microscope with the unique sampling capabilities of an inverted microscope, especially important for demanding biological applications. These applications include: cell research, disease detection, characterisation of drug-cell interactions, pharmaceutical verification of intercellular activities.

In addition, the inverted geometry allows easy incorporation of AFM units for combined Raman-AFM and TERS (Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy) for highest spatial resolution sample visualization.

The open structure of the XploRA INV also permits the use of virtually all options and add-ons for inverted microscopes, including micro manipulators and "optical tweezers", specific enclosures for cell applications, etc.

The XploRA INV also offers the option to integrate the unique scanning capabilities of HORIBA’s patented DuoScan for rapid spectroscopic multichannel Raman imaging, as well as the new 3D FCI (Fast Confocal Imaging) module, which allows ultra-fast fluorescence imaging for visualisation and verification.

Parameters Value

Raman SWIFT™ fast imaging

YES with XY motorized stage
(Optional DuoScan™ imaging)

Confocal Imaging

0,5 nm XY

Routine operation Automation

Methods and Scripts

Full Microscope



Standard + High
> 1,4 cm-1 FWHM

Multi-laser Options

532, 638, 785 nm;
others on request