From Applied Scientific Instrumentation, the rapid automated modular microscope (RAMM) system allows users to develop a custom system. The microscope is configurable with infinity-corrected optics, dichroic filter cubes, multiwavelength excitation and emission filter wheels, and detectors such as cameras and photomultipliers. High-speed X-Y stages, precision piezo and motorized Z-focusing, autofocus and a robotic specimen loader also can be included. Providing a solid platform for high-throughput screening, it is also suitable for genetic sequencing and experimental research. It has been designed for flexible, cost-effective OEM development using high-quality mean-time-between-failures components.