Olympus cellSens’ latest imaging software offers functions and support for the latest microscopy hardware, enabling life science researchers to observe and react to the most elusive events taking place within biological samples.
CellSens imaging software version 1.12 is designed to ensure the most efficient use of time-lapse experiments and the latest microscopy hardware.
Building on the capabilities introduced by Olympus with the Graphical Experiment Manager (GEM) interface, cellSens 1.12 allows the user to truly get in touch with their sample.
Offering easy setup of complex acquisition sequences and protocols, the GEM aims to seamlessly control motorised hardware - delivering ease and efficiency for advanced live cell imaging applications.
In cellSens 1.12, the GEM has evolved to maximise the efficiency of multicolour z-stacking experiments.
Prioritising the use of fast devices such as piezometric z-axis modules reaches a new level of imaging speed, with the freedom to choose the sequence of motorisation movements.
Hardware support is also extended to include the latest third party digital camera models, including the Hamamatsu ORCA flash 4.0 LT and Andor Zyla 5.5 models.
The improved GEM also enables investigations into short-term dynamics and long-term sample evolution side by side.
Capturing fast sequences at multiple points in addition to the primary time-lapse maximises the level of information that can be gathered during a single experiment.
Moreover, the user can now directly react to changes in sample behaviour when running a real-time analysis.
Using on-line creation or modification of the Regions of Interest (ROI), structures can be investigated as they transform and emerge, capturing unexpected events without the need for a repeat experiment.
CellSens is an expandable platform with additional software modules and the range now includes the ‘Photomanipulation’ Solution.
Operating alongside the Olympus IX3-FRAP unit, this extension is suitable for managing a range of experiments such as Fluorescence recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP), Photoconversion and Optogenetics.