Member since: 2020
Organization: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Easy to use, great support.
Application Area: Optogenetic stimulation of HiPSC derived neural spheres
"The Lumos is a powerful system that is easy to use. The software is intuitive. The support team is very responsive to any questions I have about using the device."
Member since: 2019
Organization: Northwestern University
Good software, reliable device, happy with results.
Application Area:Optogenetically stimulate dissociated DRG neurons
"The Axion software made the Lumos incredibly easy to use. Additionally, the Axion team was incredibly responsive to any questions we had regarding the device and how to use it. For us, it was one of those few pieces of lab equipment we could plug in, turn on, and use with very little fuss. We paired it with Axion's OptiClear plates for imaging of our neurons post-light stimulation. "
Member since: 2019
Organization: Georgia Institute of Technology
Simple to control high-intensity light patterns without cross-talk between wells
Application Area:Optogenetic stimulation of iPSC-derived neural cultures
"Lumos is a snap to start working with right off the bat. The software makes it really easy to start controlling different lights with different colors and pulse patterns within a couple minutes. By hooking up a light meter under the plate to an oscilloscope, I could see that the light is controlled very precisely (microsecond precision) with really high max intensity reaching the bottom of the well. Perhaps the best thing for me was that the plate/lid design prevents light targeted to one well from bleeding over or reaching adjacent wells, which is pretty important for experiments."
Incorporate cutting-edge optical techniques into your in vitro research using Axion BioSystems’ Lumos. Previous in vitro optical stimulation devices provided low throughputs or limited control of light delivery, hindering the adoption of optogenetic techniques in research and development. Lumos is one of the first commercial multiwell optical stimulation systems to offer precise control over intensity and duration to up to four stimulation wavelengths in each of a multiwell plate. Designed to pair with the Maestro Pro and Edge MEA platforms, the Lumos allows researchers to simultaneously direct and record functional network activity.
The Lumos optical stimulation system is available in 3 formats: