Spectra-Physics® Unveils Enhanced Widely-Tunable Ultrafast Laser for Multiphoton Imaging

New InSight X3+ Laser Delivers Market-Leading Power with Proven Application for Deep, Live Tissue Imaging

Andover, MA - January 31, 2020 - MKS Instruments, Inc.(NASDAQ: MKSI) introduces its Spectra-Physics® InSight® X3+, the fourth generation of its broadly tunable ultrafast laser platform, delivering industry-leading power, a 50% increase over the previous generation, at bio-imaging wavelengths for brighter and deeper imaging. The new laser is built on the proven InSight laser platform with hundreds of peer-reviewed publications, the largest installed base in the market, and demonstrated high reliability. With its unprecedented capability, InSight X3+ is ideal for advanced multiphoton imaging in neuroscience, optogenetics, immunology and other life and health science research.

"Spectra-Physics InSight is the industry's leading platform for multiphoton imaging, and with its unparalleled performance, the new InSight X3+ further advances our position and offering," said Dave Allen, senior vice president and general manager for Spectra-Physics lasers. "With high peak power at long wavelengths, InSight X3+ enables deep imaging of live tissue to address the important and challenging research questions in neuroscience and other fields."

InSight X3+ provides >3 W output power at 900 nm, >2.7 W at 1000 nm and >2.4 W at 1100nm with ultrashort pulses, exceptional beam quality and integrated dispersion pre-compensation to deliver highest peak powers at the sample. A second synchronized beam with >3.5 W at 1045 nm is available for multimodal and advanced imaging techniques, including second and third-harmonic generation (SHG and THG), dual-wavelength imaging, optogenetics photo-stimulation, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) imaging. InSight X3+ is a fully automated system for seamless wavelength tuning to excite a full range of fluorophores from green fluorescent protein (GFP) to newer far red fluorophores at the longest wavelengths.

The Spectra-Physics InSight X3+ laser will be featured at SPIE BIOS and Photonics West, Moscone Center, San Francisco, February 1-6, 2020. Please visit MKS at booth #8103 at SPIE BIOS and booth #927 at SPIE Photonics West for a demonstration. For more information, please see spectra-physics.com/insight-x3plus.

About MKS Instruments

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, materials delivery, gas composition analysis, control and information technology, power and reactive gas generation, vacuum technology, photonics, optics, lasers and motion control. Our primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for electronic thin film, process manufacturing, environmental monitoring and life sciences, as well as government and research.

About the Spectra-Physics Brand

The Spectra-Physics brand comprises breakthrough laser technologies that transform the way businesses operate and people live. From the manufacturing floor to the operating room to the research laboratory, Spectra-Physics has blazed a trail of discovery and success in lasers that continues to advance every day. Spectra-Physics is singularly focused on helping customers use precision laser technologies to advance leading-edge science and propel industries forward. We do so by offering groundbreaking technologies, deep applications expertise, disruptive cost-performance, a commitment to world-class customer experience, and the highest standards for operational excellence and continuous global improvement.

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