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06 Aug2018

Experience the first true macro fluorescence imaging system with the OLYMPUS MVX10

Researchers are interested in the impact of gene expression and protein function not only at the cellular level but also within whole tissues, organs and even organisms. Hence organisms like C elegans, Drosophila, Zebra fish, Xenopus, Mouse or the plant Arabidopsis are used as biological models for in vivo studies in a vast field of research applications. The introduction of the naturally fluorescent protein makers, such as Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), was a significant breakthrough since proteins can now be labelled without influencing their function. A microscope for fluorescence observation in intact organisms must combine high detection sensitivity at low magnifications with a high magnification zoom for the resolution of fine details within organs, tissues and even cells. The Olympus MVX10 MacroView brings both of these factors together with many other unique features to bridge the gap between macro and micro observation, providing excellent brightness, resolution and precision.

Up until now, stereo microscopes have been the instruments of choice for fluorescence observation at low magnifications. For the stereoscopic effect, two optical paths are used—one for the left and one for the right eye. Stereo microscopy though, is not very well suited to imaging the weak light generated by fluorescence, since the light collected by the objective is split in two. The Olympus MVX10 MacroView on the other hand, employs a single-zoom optical path with a large diameter, which is optimized to collect light with revolutionary efficiency and resolution at all magnifications. From fluorescent observation of whole organisms such as zebrafish at low magnification to the detailed observation of gene expression at the cellular level at high magnification — the MVX10 helps you to see it all.