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Incubator Microscope Imager
Mar 2010

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., March 16, 2010 – Olympus America Inc.’s VivaView MG multigas incubator microscope is a live-cell incubation and imaging system for stem cell, cancer and other research requiring independent control of oxygen and carbon dioxide levels.

Self-contained, it can be adjusted to provide the low-oxygen environmental conditions that stem cell experiments demand. It is equipped with nitrogen purging to regulate oxygen levels and to mimic physiological conditions, and it enables recreation of these conditions during multidimensional imaging. Postacquisition processing, deconvolution and analysis can be performed with the software.

Long-working-distance objective lens options include 10×, 20× and 40× for phase contrast and fluorescence, and 20× and 40× differential interference contrast and fluorescence optics.

The system enables simultaneous observation of multiple locations per dish in up to eight dishes, for up to a week at a time. Each closed-box system comprises an incubator, a motorized inverted microscope, drift-free optics, a camera, a computer and software.

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A light-tight box that receives light from an object or scene and focuses it to form an image on a light-sensitive material or a detector. The camera generally contains a lens of variable aperture and a shutter of variable speed to precisely control the exposure. In an electronic imaging system, the camera does not use chemical means to store the image, but takes advantage of the sensitivity of various detectors to different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. These sensors are transducers...
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