Leica unveils SP8 DIVE
Leica Microsystems has launched the SP8 DIVE, described as the world's first tunable deep imaging solution
With the latest instrument, Leica claims to provide the first spectrally tunable solution for multi-colour, multiphoton deep tissue imaging.
DIVE - Deep In Vivo Explorer - enables researchers to capture up to four fluorophores simultaneously and an unlimited number of fluorophores sequentially.
The product can adapt to existing and new transgenic markers with just a few mouse clicks.
Leica reckons inflexible hardware filters, long setup times, and limited ability to adapt experiments are no longer a limitation.
Multicolour image of a Confetti Mouse recorded with the new SP8 DIVE with the 4Tune spectral detector. The adaptation to the transgenic markers allows to achieve more contrast and depth for multi-colour in vivo deep imaging. [Jacco van Rheenen. University of Utrecht, NL]
SP8 DIVE is based on 4Tune detector technology combined with HyD imaging chain.
According to the company, together these technologies offer full spectral freedom enabling breakthroughs in multicolour deep tissue imaging.
"Researchers have been asking us for solutions that help them to streamline and accelerate multi-photon in-vivo imaging experiments and Leica has listened," says Markus Lusser, President of Leica Microsystems.
"The introduction of the all new SP8 DIVE system delivers a new level of ease-of-use, robustness and integration that will simplify the complex world of multi-color in-vivo research," he says. "The combination of our new 4Tune detector technology with our highly successful SP8 platform of confocal microscopes creates a complete user-friendly, future-proof solution that sets a new standard in deep tissue in-vivo imaging."
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