We have developed a robust and inexpensive USB-based imaging engine utilizing a camera sensor. This technology is the result of our development of the IncuScope inverted fluorescent microscope. We would like to offer it as a module for other instrument makers to use in a variety of imaging functions.
We design and offer optical components, microscopy systems including automation, and accessories. We can also design and make custom versions. Products range from optics modules that fit inside or complement your instrumentation to private-label microscopes.
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Compact Version of Module:
USB 3.0 interface, enabling easy integration with larger systems and remote monitoring
Small enough to fit inside your instrument, on a desk, lab bench, in an incubator or tissue culture hood
Can contropl up to 6 LEDs from UV to IR.
Compatible with all objective lenses, from 1.25x to 150x
Customized USB 3.0 CMOS, sCMOS or CCD cameras, from 1.4MP to 16MP, 1/3″ till 1″. 1-100 fps.
Monochrome, natural color and pseudo color imaging
Reflected and transmitted illumination
Brightfield, fluorescence, epi-illumination, phase contrast, darkfield and polarized imaging
External manual control of the lights via ribbon cable
We have developed a robust and inexpensive USB-based imaging engine utilizing a camera sensor. This technology is the result of our development of the inverted fluorescent microscope. We would like to offer it as a module for other instrument makers to use in a variety of imaging functions. The module can consist of any or all of the following parts:
Main PCB / Control Board- which has a USB 3.0 interface for control of PCB, LED and Camera settings, inoput and output of DC power, and 6 LED outputs
Camera sensor or a complete camera can be mounted to the imaging module and connected to a PC directly. Currently a 2.3 MP color and up to 16 MP color sensors are available. we can offer CMOS, sCMOS and CCD depend on your requirment.
Manual LED Control through a ribbon cable to the mian PCB with two conttrol knobs and displays for channel name (1 to 6) and LED level (0-99).
Filter Cube- Contains emission filters, dichroic mirror along with focusing optics. Has threaded mount for objective lens.
Excitation Source- Contains excitation LEDs and excitation filters.
The following photos illustrate these components:
This single LED application has unlimitted application. We offer up to 40 different LEDs and custom filters. Popular application is fluorescnce imaging like GFP for C. Elegans. We also offer reflected Amber (590nm) or far-red LED for IVF (in vitro fertilization), embryo incubation system with Hoffman-like phase contrast module, way cheaper than Primo Vision microscope. Here is a 2-LED module:
Single LED with a nosepice or an objective lens turret:
2. Super Compact Module, the smallest module in the world, inside yoru device:
Super compact fluorescence microscope module
Footprint dimensions: 53.75×34.45mm, Total optical path 70.75 mm
Light source: LED (1A at any excitaion wavelength you like)
Cheaper and 2.5x brighter than Lumascope module.
Köhler illumination optics design for even and efficient illumination that supports full FOV (18mm for 1.25x/0.04 OL)
Illuminator with Z adjustment (delivered properly aligned)
Custom imaging optics optimized for emission spectrum of a fluorophore, tube lens magnification: 0.2x (18mm dia. object FOV fits in 1/2” camera chip height: 18×1.25×0.2 = 4.5mm)
Tube lens designed to use full efficiency of objective lens (without limiting fluorescent light), which effectively provides over 75% more light than the best avilable in the market
RMS thread for objective lens mount
Male C-mount camera interface with Z axis adjustment (delivered in aligned position)
Excitation filter, dichroic mirror and emission filter INCLUDED in this quotation; sizing required for EX and EM 18mm dia.; DM 25x18mm rectangular
3. QScope-3N: 3-LED Imaging with nosepiece Popular Fluorophores: green fluorescence protein (GFP), red fluorescence protein (RFP) or Texas Red, Dapi/Hoechst Nosepiece: RMS thread with 3 or 4 ports
The softwrae code allows for complete camera control including: Image acquisition and adjustment of camera exposure and gain for each channel separtely, Monochrome / color / pseadocolour imaging, LED brightness, turn on/off the light during the waiting time, pre-warm up time and time lapse acquisition.
– Time-lapse mode
– Controls each LED separtely
– Turn ON/OFF option for teh LEDs, i.e. digital shutter
– Live view and image capture
– label image color
– Merge images
– Color and monochrome images
– Manual and automatic exposure time and gain
– Captures BF and FL images separately
– Zoom in / Zoom out with a touch of mouse wheel
– Full screen of the live image, resizable tabs
1.25x Obj Lens
2x Obj Lens
40x with 16MP camera
50x obj lens with 2.3MP camera
Colorful brigtfield images (avilable with iS500BF model only)
BIM5-4x 4X Plan Achromat, Cartilage, 16MP Camera
4x Plan Semi Apo, Cartilage, 16MP Camera
BUM5-10x 10x Plan Semi Apo, Cartilage, 16MP Camera
20x Plan Apo, Cartilage, 16MP Camera
BIM5-40x 40x Plan Obj lens, Cartilage, 16MP Camera
50x Plan Semi Apo Obj lens, Cartilage, 16MP Camera
Following images were collected using 3 LEDs of UV, Blue and Green excitations, 3MP sCMOS camera BIC-C30, and the below-mentioned objective lenses. merged images were generated using IncuView software.