New upright microscopes

Expanding on the successful Fluoview imaging platform, users can now take advantage of the speed and flexibility of the FV3000 confocal laser scanning microscope in two new upright models designed for in vitro and in vivo experiments.

In applications like electrophysiology, many biological processes can only be captured by video-rate or higher imaging. The FV3000 microscope’s resonant scanner captures video-rate confocal images without compromising the field of view at up to 438 frames per second. Olympus TruSpectral detection technology further improves imaging by combining high sensitivity and high accuracy for multichannel spectral imaging. 

The FV3000 microscopes also make it simple to view samples up close as well as in their larger context. With nosepieces that accommodate up to seven objectives and an optimised macro-to-micro light path, users can capture images from 1.25X to 150X. Researchers can also quickly locate regions of interest in a low magnification overview and then switch to a higher magnification to observe fine details. Combined with the system’s stitching algorithm, users can create high-resolution macro images to show their samples in context.

These advanced imaging features are now available in two new upright frames, one optimised for fixed tissue experiments and the other for electrophysiology. For standard imaging of fixed tissue, the upright microscope’s motorised seven-position nosepiece and condenser enable automated transitions from low to high magnification for powerful macro-to-micro applications. For electrophysiology experiments, the modified microscope frame features more working space around the objective lens so researchers can easily install and operate patch clamp equipment or other electrophysiology devices. Additional working space can be created for experiments that involve small animals by lowering the height of the stage.

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