Molecular Devices introduces MetaMorph super-resolution system

19 December 2012 (Last Updated December 19th, 2012 18:30)

Molecular Devices, a provider of bioanalytical measurement systems, has introduced a super-resolution system with synchronised image acquisition and real-time image processing capabilities.

Molecular Devices, a provider of bioanalytical measurement systems, has introduced a super-resolution system with synchronised image acquisition and real-time image processing capabilities.

The MetaMorph super-resolution system, which is compatible with fluorescence and TIRF microscopes, extends the limits of light microscopy and enables online analysis of cell compartments that are smaller than 250 nanometres.

Built on the user-friendly MetaMorph software, the super-resolution system guides researchers through setup, acquisition and analysis, ensuring that relevant configuration and display settings are readily accessible.

"The MetaMorph super-resolution system, which is compatible with fluorescence and TIRF microscopes, extends the limits of light microscopy and enables online analysis of cell compartments that are smaller than 250 nanometres."

The system, which is licensed from the Center for Scientific Research and University of Bordeaux, France, is also equipped with GPU-accelerated hardware to support fast acquisition and analysis with a real-time super-resolution image display.

Side-by-side displays and image statistics provide a multifaceted view of the quality and progress of image acquisition and processing, according to the company.

The system, which features an optional offline mode, also allows super-resolution processing of previously acquired images.

University of Bordeaux Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience team leader Jean-Baptiste Sibarita said with the capability of processing and displaying of high-resolution images in real-time, researchers no longer have to wait to view the results until all images have been processed post acquisition.

"The affordability of this revolutionary system also means that more laboratories will be able to access advanced microscopy techniques, stimulating new research and important discoveries," Sibarita said.