HAMBURG, Germany, Nov. 25, 2015 — Two new tools for use with Olympus' IX3 inverted microscopes enable reliable live cell imaging with well plates. The IX3-ZDC2 module offers focal drift compensation technology, enabling accurate focus stability during long time-lapse experiments. It uses an IR laser diode to measure focus distance and can focus up to four times faster than the previous model. The company's latest life sciences imaging software, cellSens 1.14, features an improved Well Navigator tool for multiwell experimental setups. Combined, these updates form a highly accurate, reliable and easy-to-use well plate imaging system for live cell imaging. As multiwall-plate imaging can result in a large quantity of image data, cellSens 1.14 features an improved data management system. Well plate image data is automatically organized according to well plate name, coordinates or other user-defined parameters.