The 3D Cell Explorer

Tomographic microscope to look instantly inside living cells in 3D

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

Every cell is unique and has its own complex structure.
We have developed a disruptive technology which, for the first time, allows users to explore instantly the inside of a living cell in 3D without the need for any labeling or other invasive methods.

The 3D Cell Explorer is a high speed, high resolution and non-invasive tool that can look deep inside biological systems. This allows you to record stunning 3D images of entire cells in just seconds and with a higher resolution than any conventional microscope on the market.

With the 3D Cell Explorer, researchers, students and medical doctors can directly experience what happens inside the living cell – in real time!



This 3D Cell Explorer measures approximately 38 x 45 x 17 cm and has a maximum weight of 8 kg (17.64 lbs). 

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Product Features

User friendly and fast acquisition

It takes just moments to get up and running with the 3D Cell Explorer: switch on the microscope, position your sample and start the acquisition with our software. Within seconds, a full 3D image of your cell will be loaded to your screen and you can start exploring.


With the 3D Cell Explorer, there is no need for sample preparation or manual calibration. After positioning your sample, the microscope will instantly self-adjust so you can be sure you are getting the best possible images of your cells.


Our 3D Cell Explorer delivers true live cell tomography and uses completely harmless laser light for its 3D scans of your cells. This lets you look inside a living cell without the use of labeling or markers or any other invasive methods that may potentially modify, damage or even kill the cell. (Learn more)

The first unibody microscope

The 3D Cell Explorer is the result of years of hard work and innovation and an obsession to detail. Starting from a single piece of solid aluminium, our microscope’s structure is milled down to include even the finest parts we need.

Numerically enhanced imaging

Traditionally, microscopes are made from multiple optics parts. The challenge when you add size and weight is that you increase the risk of failure. We replaced most of these parts by a breakthrough in image processing that we call complex deconvolution, enabling us to correct for many imaging errors while achieving very high quality images. 

Affordable Product


How can our microscope be so affordable?

Our goal is to give every biologist, physician, scholar and student in labs, schools and universities all over the world the chance to explore and interact directly with living cells. Thanks to a few ground-breaking innovations, which simplify but also improve our technology, we are now capable of offering our 3D Cell Explorer at a surprisingly competitive price.

Marker-free imaging

Our imaging approach does not rely on the weak signals encountered in traditional fluorescence microscopy. This means we can use a commercial, industry-standard camera instead of high efficiency scientific devices, even obtaining better results. (Learn more)


Numerical correction

Using our patented processing technique based on complex deconvolution, we can correct for many imaging errors that otherwise require extremely expensive optical components and ultra-precise alignment. (Learn more)

Simplified structural design

With our self-adjusting optics (patent pending), our demands on the mechanical structure of the device are much lower than other high end microscopes. This means we can use lightweight materials and standard machining techniques.

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