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!

The 3D Cell Explorer is a high speed, high resolution and non-invasive microscope that can look deep inside biological systems. This allows you to record stunning 3D images of entire cells and tissue slices in just seconds and with a higher resolution than any conventional microscope on the market. It is the result of years of hard work, innovation and an obsession to detail. 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). 

Hardware

A Self-Adjusting, Holographic & Tomographic Microscope

Our tomographic holographic 3D microscope is the result of years of work and development. Through a combination of holography and rotational scanning the system detects changes to light as it propagates through the cell, i.e. the 4D distribution of the physical refractive index (RI) within the cell.

 

Unibody

Self Adjusting

Low power Laser

Fast Acquisition

A Self-Adjusting, Holographic & Tomographic Microscope

Our tomographic holographic 3D microscope is the result of years of work and development. Through a combination of holography and rotational scanning the system detects changes to light as it propagates through the cell, i.e. the 4D distribution of the physical refractive index (RI) within the cell.

 

Software

STEVE is the 3D Cell Explorer’s software

Use STEVE’s intuitive interface to control the microscope, explore your data using interactive digital staining and even perform quantitative analysis on your measurements. We designed STEVE to run smoothly, even during acquisition. You can then easily share your images online.

Computational Imaging 

Real-Time Imaging

Digital Staining

Intuitive GUI

The ultimate live cell imaging tool



After placing the cellular specimen in the device, the 3D Cell Explorer performs a 3D acquisition every 2 seconds. You can observe your cells as long as you wish without any invasion and in a quantitative way based on their own physical properties (refractive index and refractive index gradient).

User friendly

Cell friendly

Discovery friendly

Affordable Product

 

How can our microscope be so affordable?

Thanks to a few ground-breaking innovations, we are now capable of offering our 3D Cell Explorer at a surprisingly competitive price. 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.

Marker-free imaging

We can use a commercial, industry-standard camera instead of highly expensive and sophisticated scientific devices, even obtaining better results. 

 

Computational imaging

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. 

Simplified structural design

With our self-adjusting optics, our demands on the mechanical structure of the device are much lower than other high end microscopes. This means we can use lightweight.

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