cellSens software pushes the boundaries of microscopes
22 Nov 2016
Olympus has updated its cellSens imaging software to expand the capabilities of manual microscopes and enable fast, detailed, real-time panoramic imaging without an expensive motorised or encoded stage.
CellSens 1.16 features the Instant Multiple Image Alignment (Instant MIA) function, facilitates the automatic capture ofhigh-resolution panoramic images. The operator can move freely across a large specimen while the software combines the collected data in real-time into a single, full-detail panoramic image, without the need of an expensive motorised or encoded stage. The instantly-available images can be observed and analysed while operating the microscope, providing an easy way to document a sample’s overall structure and minute details at the same time.
For fast imaging of living specimens, cellSens 1.16 supports the latest innovations in illumination and camera development. The software fully integrates with a range of dedicated cameras, now including Hamamatsu’s ORCA-Flash4.0 V3 sCMOS camera and Lumencor’s SpectraX and Sola SE LED light sources. This ensures that cellSens can be used on an even wider range of setups, speeding up high-quality image acquisition and making it easier for users to change illumination or imaging equipment, now and in the future.
CellSens 1.16 can also export files directly to the OME-TIFF file format. The new link with the Bio-Formats library gives users the freedom to export cellSens data sets into compatible software, while taking advantage of the metadata defined by the OME-XML and the OME Data Model.