Olympus has introduced the Cellsens microscope imaging software.
This fully customisable solution is intended to allow researchers to move smoothly and quickly from initial image capture through processing, analysis and reporting in a few steps.
Advanced functions - such as deconvolution, cell counting, large-area stitching, fluorescence unmixing and data sharing - are said to be fast.
Developed for Olympus microscope users, Cellsens enables researchers to maximise their results using Olympus hardware and optics.
The software's interface avoids clutter and displays only the windows and tools that the user needs at any given time.
As the interface is simple to customise, researchers can streamline their individual workflows to provide the more efficient imaging, processing, measurement, analysis and communication of their data, according to the company.
Cellsens allows scientists to rapidly collect, process and generate data, helping them move from hypothesis to publication.
For researchers acquiring large amounts of data and working with colleagues in remote locations, the Database module provides a fully customisable SQL Server Express-based database that can be used locally or across global networks.
The Olympus Netcam module offers live viewing over the internet to further enhance collaboration.
Researchers can even exchange images and view data offline using Cellsens Viewer software.
The system features a fast constrained iterative (CI) deconvolution module that helps improve image resolution, sharpness and contrast.
The module delivers images of good quality using a proprietary Olympus deconvolution algorithm.
Researchers can further explore the resulting image with advanced 3D visualisation via the software's Voxel-Viewer feature.
Cellsens Dimension enables report generation and streamlines operation through every step of the imaging process.
Options include 5D multidimensional acquisition for multi-wavelength, Z-stack and time-lapse experiments; an X-Y stage control module designed for multi-point acquisition and large-area montaging; and object measurement and classification tools.
Dimension is also available in a desktop version that allows for offline analysis.
Cellsens Standard meets the need for basic image acquisition and analysis with streamlined operation.
Cellsens Entry is designed for those who do not require the most advanced capabilities but still want a simple package for image capture, according to Olympus.