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The next generation of inverted microscope systems has arrived
The new Olympus IX3 series with intuitive ease-of-use and flexible ‘open access’ light path
The new IX3 inverted microscope systems are optimised for live cell imaging. In particular, the IX73 and IX83 are built using a new swappable deck design, which allows optical modules to be easily and rapidly slipped in and out as needed, including magnification changers, filter turrets, a right side port and more. This means that the systems are truly ‘open access’ and can be fully customised to meet the requirements of a wide range of applications, even allowing the utilisation of user-designed custom modules to provide the ultimate level of flexibility. This design also allows the systems to grow alongside the evolving demands of your life science research projects. This is especially true of the IX73, which is highly configurable and capable of integrating with a range of computer-coded or motorised components.
The new frame design of the IX3 systems provides an excellent level of mechanical and thermal stability, and includes an ultrasonic motorised stage for quiet, smooth and precise movement. Olympus UIS2 optics deliver sharp, bright images, while the proprietary Olympus fly-eye fluorescence illuminator generates even, vivid illumination across the specimen. This provides a much wider field of view than previously possible, with even illumination that fills the detectors of most cameras, even those with larger chips. IX3 systems are also compatible with the Olympus Real-Time Controller, offering high-precision imaging via microsecond synchronisation for advanced studies using high-speed light sources and triggered cameras.
Optimised for ease-of-use, the IX3 systems also help streamline complex imaging and measurement tasks. The systems integrate seamlessly with the powerful Olympus cellSens imaging software to allow advanced analysis at the click of a button, while the IX83 also offers a touch-panel interface that can be located in the most ergonomic position for each user, providing simple, quick and comfortable operation. With live cell imaging in mind, the IX83 is also compatible with the new Olympus ZDC Z-Drift Compensation system, which automatically ensures that every image you capture is in perfect focus. In particular, the ZDC can work independently of software control, and uniquely combines a one-shot and continuous mode in the same unit, ensuring your system can be easily optimised for a wide range of different applications.
Built to provide the highest-level of quality, flexibility and reliability, the IX3 series of microscope systems will meet all your research and examination needs, now and in the future.