Prior Scientific Inc. has unveiled the H117P2NN flattop motorized stage for the Nikon Ti series inverted microscopes. Although suitable for use in high-precision biomedical and materials science scanning operations, it is designed for prolonged live-cell studies. The stage maximizes access to the nosepiece for correction collar adjustment. Miniaturized drive boxes occupy a fraction of the space of previous models and provide easy access to the nosepiece area of the microscope. Because the drive components are mounted below the top plate, the stage also provides easy access for micromanipulators, environmental chambers and robotic loaders. It enables scanning via a broad range of sample holders. Stages can be driven by proprietary motor controllers or compatible systems in existing OEM configurations.