The 3D Cell Explorer

A revolutionary Tomographic
Microscope to look instantly
inside living cells in 3D

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software counterpart
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 “You really need to be able to look at living cells
because life is animate — it’s what defines life”
– Eric Betzig, Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry, 2014

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travel inside cells and tissues as never before!

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The 3D Cell Explorer

A revolutionary Tomographic
Microscope to look instantly
inside living cells in 3D

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Worldwide Users

Applications: A tool to discover live cells

Monitor every second of your cell’s life: from division to death


Study cancer cells and immuno-oncology as never before: alive, label-free and 3D


Observe and measure in real-time the effect of drugs and stimuli you apply to your cells


Analyze your cell behaviour in in vivo-like systems. Observe how they organize into 3D matrix or on 3D surfaces



MARCH 15 -18

NSTA Conference

Atlanta – USA

MARCH 19 -21

Dynamic Cell III Meeting 

Manchester – UK


 “You don’t have to kill them to see how they live.” 

Federico Faggin, inventor of the microprocessor

Oliver Nayler, PhD

Head, Cardiovascular & Fibrosis Biology, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Allschwil, Switzerland

“Actelion researchers were among the first to explore the potential of the Nanolive 3D Cell Explorer in cell biological applications within the pharmaceutical industry. We were very happy that the system is so easy to set-up (plug-and-play) and we are still amazed by the beautiful images it generates. We mainly use the Cell Explorer to perform real time image acquisition and we follow compound activity in different cellular backgrounds. In a very short period of time, the 3D Cell Explorer has become very intensively used and we have found applications in several different disease areas – we would not want to be without this instrument.”

Alain Geloen, PhD

CNRS Research Director, member of CarMeN Laboratory, Lyon, France

” […] It is like a window opened on a new world.”  […] “What you did is fantastic. Your microscope is a great achievement. […] You bring a new way to see and to analyze cells. […] You give us the opportunity to read nature with an other physical quantity: the density. When I work with your microscope I keep correcting myself, this is not optic [what I see] it is density. In matter of regulations, density is more important than optic. That is why I say we must restudy all the cell biology, not looking at the optic but through the density. I am fully convinced that this is the biginnig of a new era in biology. […]

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The story behind our great product

Nanolive’s technology from discovery to market entry

Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS)

Nanolive’s technology and educational program on RTS – March 2017


The 3D Cell Explorer is an award winning live cell imaging tool



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