World-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative microscope solutions, Leica Microsystems, has announced the launch of a new class of instruments for high-speed, high-quality imaging of a large diversity of samples, including thick specimens. THUNDER Imagers allow to visualize clearly in real time details even deep inside thick samples of biologically relevant models like model organisms, tissue sections, and 3D cell cultures. This makes THUNDER Imager a cost-effective and speedy alternative to methods like structured illumination or spinning disc.
THUNDER Imager eliminates the out-of-focus blur that clouds the view of thick samples when using camera-based fluorescence microscopes. This performance advantage is achieved with a new opto-digital method created by Leica Microsystems called Computational Clearing. Currently unique to the market, the new technology deployed in THUNDER Imagers makes visualization and analysis of large volume, thick specimens ideal for many biomedical applications where they are required, including regenerative medicine, cancer, and stem cell research to decode 3D biology in real time.
Markus Lusser, President of Leica Microsystems: “The innovations we are investing in at Leica Microsystems are all about maximizing output and reducing cost and complexity, leveraging our 170 years of expertise. We are extremely proud of this new family of instruments we are bringing to market, which will help our customers meet challenges in the laboratory that come with the trend towards using always more biologically relevant specimens that are typically thicker.”
The new series of THUNDER Imagers are available in configurations for three application areas:
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