We have developed and now manufacture a range of environmental chambers for live cell imaging applications. They come in two formats: The first uses the whole microscope approach to sample heating and environment. These systems are typically used in motorised multiple site imaging systems. The chamber covers the main body of the microscope and the motorised XY stage. A CO 2 flow system complete with humidifier completes the system. Using our technology customers have been able to acquire data sets over extended time periods over and above 7 days. Typical applications include: Stem Cell lineage and differentiation studies, Cancer studies and Developmental biology.
Our second, more recent development has been a more compact system designed for more critical applications. Using a triple heating and monitoring system, the researcher can measure sample temperature directly at sample, even within the medium. Temperature accuracy of 0.2°C is achievable.
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