A UV-VIS-NIR microscope and imaging system for microanalysis has been introduced by Craic Technologies. Capable of transmittance, reflectance, polarization and fluorescence, the UVM-1 operates from 200 to 2500 nm, imaging either narrow bands or across a wide spectral range. Offering submicron resolution, it operates nondestructively and with little sample preparation. It provides many magnifications using the variety of objectives offered, and it can be fitted with a high-resolution digital imaging system or with eyepieces for direct visualization. In the deep-UV region, the instrument is used for direct imaging and intrinsic fluorescence of proteins, and for mapping of biological structures without stains. In the near-IR, it can map structures in vivo.