In live cells and tissue imaging, a key technology is two photon laser scanning microscopy
(TPLSM). It minimizes phototoxic effects and offers the possibility to image deep
The Lumina XR system combines highly sensitive bioluminescence and fluorescence molecular
optical imaging with the anatomical precision of digital x-ray.
A fluorescence microscope utilizes this characteristic shift to generate microscopic
images to study unique structures and behaviors in cells and/or tissues. Combined
with sensitive cameras, fluorescence microscopy can provide a user with both qualitative
and quantitative data.
Confocal microscopy utilizes the basic principles of fluorescence microscopy, but
unlike regular epifluorescence (widefield) microscopes, confocal microscopes take
advantage of pinhole apertures to preferentially permit focused (or "aligned") light
through each pinhole to provide a visual representation of the specimen.