Olympus has introduced the BX63 motorised upright advanced research microscope, which is designed for use with Olympus UIS2 optics and also suitable for fluorescence microscopy.
The microscope system enables users to design their own personalised workspace and workflow for comfort, accuracy and efficiency.
It features a sleek touch-panel control that works like a tablet computer, offering fingertip control of both stage position and focus, along with other automated features and accessories.
The BX63 can be personalised in how each user manages the entire microscopy and imaging process.
Users control all observation and image-capture functions with the programmable touch screen.
With a quick slide of the finger, they can change the objective, mirror unit and observation method, navigate the specimen's XY position and adjust focus.
In addition, a traditional, detachable remote-control handset is available, offering easy-to-use buttons for focus, stage position, observation method, objective, mirror and light intensity.
The XY stage control can be placed on either side of, or even separated from, the main control unit.
The microscope can be operated via Cellsens software.
The BX63 automates stage and focus position, along with condenser position, aperture stop, field stop, polariser, fluorescence shutter, mirror turret position and light intensity for high efficiency and ease of use regardless of configuration.
A key feature of the BX63 is the three-point mounted fixed stage with focusing nosepiece, which creates a stable sample surface that does not suffer from the stage-sag of traditional stage-focusing microscopes.
The stage utilises ultrasonic piezotechnology to move the sample silently and precisely.
Alternatively the position of the stage can be manipulated by hand to speed specimen loading and for gross adjustment of the stage position.
Both the motorised and coded fluorescence illuminators feature the Olympus fly's-eye system, which provides homogeneous illumination of the entire field of view.
It also features high transmission and minimal auto-fluorescence throughout the optical pathway.
The eight-position filter turret handles multi-colour fluorescence studies with fast, tool-free mirror cube exchange.
This system brings the total number of microscope systems in the BX3 series to six.