Expanding the possibilities of multiphoton microscopy, Olympus presents two new configurations of its FluoView FVMPE-RS multiphoton laser scanning microscope series: the Gantry microscope frame to accommodate large samples and setups, and the inverted microscope frame for 3D cell culture.
The Olympus FluoView FVMPE-RS multiphoton laser scanning microscope series is optimised for life science research. Its high-speed scanner allows observation of ultra-rapid biological responses, and the system can obtain vivid images from as deep as 8 mm below the tissue surface. As a direct result of researchers requesting support for a wider range of applications and specimens, Olympus has now expanded the range beyond the original upright frame version. The new Gantry microscope and inverted microscope frames offer even greater scope and flexibility for research, opening up a wide range of observation possibilities suited to imaging a greater variety of biological specimens.
The Gantry microscope frame features an ultra-stable arch-like structure that allows considerable space beneath the objective to accommodate experiments of varied sizes. A volume of 640 mm wide, 355 mm high and 520 mm deep is available if the stage is removed, providing sufficient space for the researcher’s own experimental apparatus and providing flexibility to suit different observation purposes. The inverted microscope frame is ideal for observation of cells in 3D cultures, where multiple layers of cells are cultured in a petri dish or similar vessel. Because inverted microscopes allow the researcher to observe the sample from below, this configuration is optimised for 3D cell culture imaging and allows cells that have adhered to the base of the petri dish to be observed without culture fluid touching the objective.
Such capabilities meet the needs of researchers, enabling them to capture rapid biological responses deep within samples.