Super Resolution microscopy breaks the diffraction limit of light and enables researchers to reveal the most subtle mechanisms at work within cells or tissue; however until now, access to this technology demanded substantial investment.
Making Super Resolution accessible and easy to integrate for the life science research community, the Olympus FV-OSR software allows users of the FluoView FV1200 a smart upgrade to this technology. The FluoView FV1200 confocal laser scanning microscope system is optimised for a diverse array of live cell imaging applications, including photomanipulation. 3D confocal laser scanning microscopy achieves a vastly improved lateral and axial resolution compared to standard widefield, and the new software now further enhances these capabilities.
Drawing on the latest Olympus optical and digital technologies, the system is now transformed into one that is capable of reaching a resolution of up to 120 nm, with simultaneous multicolour capture. The FV-OSR software controls hardware settings and advanced signal processing, boosting resolution by functioning alongside the high-sensitivity GaAsP detector with its superior signal-to-noise ratio. Capable of up to five simultaneous fluorescent detection channels, the FV1200 also includes the industry’s first dedicated laser light stimulation scanner (SIM Scanner), achieving simultaneous stimulation and imaging for real-time visualisation of rapid cell responses.