Software pushing microscope boundaries
Olympus has updated its cellSens imaging software, which now provides cost-effective solutions by expanding the capabilities of manual microscopes; fast, detailed, real-time panoramic imaging is now possible without an expensive motorised or encoded stage thanks to the Instant Multiple Image Alignment (Instant MIA) function.
Enabling users to do more with their microscopes, the new Instant MIA function provides the ability to capture high-resolution panoramic images automatically. The operator can move freely across a large specimen, while the software combines the collected data in real-time into a single, full-detail panoramic image, without the need of an expensive motorised or encoded stage. These instantly available images can be observed and analysed while operating the microscope, providing an easy way to document a sample’s overall structure and minute details at the same time.
For fast imaging of living specimens, cellSens 1.16 supports the latest innovations in illumination and camera development. The software fully integrates with a range of dedicated cameras, now including Hamamatsu’s ORCA-Flash4.0 V3 sCMOS camera and Lumencor’s SpectraX and Sola SE LED light sources. These capabilities ensure that cellSens can be used on an even wider range of set-ups, speeding up high-quality image acquisition and making it easier for users to change illumination or imaging equipment.