Groundbreaking Nikon Instruments Inverted Research Microscope Among New Releases at Neuroscience 2016

New ECLIPSE Ti2 Inverted Research Microscope doubles field of view, revolutionizes how researchers capture data with microscope

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nikon Instruments Inc., innovator of advanced optical instruments, is debuting the all-new ECLIPSE Ti2 Inverted Research Microscope at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual Neuroscience 2016 meeting in San Diego this week. This microscope revolutionizes how researchers capture data, delivering an unprecedented 25mm field of view that allows for accelerated research, as well as improved stability and usability powered by an intelligent microscope operation guide. Nikon will also showcase several other state-of-the art multiphoton, confocal, super-resolution and optogenetics systems configured for neurobiology applications at Booth #2513.

“Nikon is constantly pushing the boundaries to expand imaging capabilities for scientists to address critical research questions, and every year we look forward to sharing our latest innovations with our SFN community,” said Steve Ross, Ph.D., General Manager, Products and Marketing, Nikon Instruments Inc. “This is a truly exciting year, starting with the ECLIPSE Ti2 inverted research microscope series which offers a groundbreaking large field of view to revolutionize and accelerate research and the collection of state-of-the art systems for neurobiology we’re unveiling in San Diego.”

The new ECLIPSE Ti2 is the successor to the iconic ECLIPSE Ti Inverted Research Microscope, and, along with the unprecedented FOV, features integrated fly-eye lens technology to provide uniform edge-to-edge illumination of the large FOV while redesigned large fluorescence filter cubes further ensure flat field imaging. Furthermore, the Ti2 incorporates a fourth generation Perfect Focus System (PFS) which once again improves upon the industry leading auto-focusing mechanism and combined with a newly redesigned z-drive, provide an ultra-stable imaging experience. The microscope also offers intelligent functions to guide users through imaging workflows by gathering data from internal sensors – eliminating the possibility of user errors. Large FOV imaging capability of the Ti2 as well as new accessories such as the auto correction collar (ACC) will be on display.

In addition to the new inverted research microscope, Nikon will also be displaying a collection other state-of-the art super-resolution, multiphoton, and confocal systems.

Even more from Nikon Instruments

  • Super-resolution systems N-SIM and N-STORM with Ti2. The new Ti2 inverted research microscope provides an ultra-stable, high precision focusing drive for nanoscale imaging. The Ti2’s new ACC feature allows users to easily gain maximum performance from the super-resolution objectives. N-SIM doubles the resolution of conventional light microscopy and is well-suited for multi-channel, live-cell imaging. New N-SIM innovations include improved image reconstruction workflows. N-STORM provides 10-fold improvement in resolution in 3-dimensions and is compatible with Z-stacking.
  • FN1: An Electrophysiology Stand for Optogenetics. Researchers can control neural activity with a digital micro-mirror device which provides simultaneous, multi-ROI photostimulation capability. The ultra-slim FN1 microscope body with 360° access around the objective allows easy manipulator positioning for recording neural activity.
  • A1r-MP Multiphoton Confocal System. High-speed resonant scanner and dual IR laser inputs enable fast, 2-color multiphoton imaging.
  • NEW Plan Apo 10xC Glyc objective for clearing applications. Compatible with both upright and inverted microscopes, this new objective is designed for deep tissue imaging of cleared samples. The objective features long working distance and high N.A. and is corrected for chromatic aberration across a broad wavelength range (405-1064nm). Nikon’s proprietary anti-reflective Nano Crystal coating provides high transmission from UV to near IR. The lens accommodates a wide range of refractive indices and is compatible with a variety of clearing techniques.
  • Large-Format A1rMP for Intravital Imaging. This open architecture accommodates large specimens and stereotactic devices and allows for flexible configuration for custom intra-vital imaging and optogenetics.
  • Flexible Illuminators and Laser Combiner for Multimodal Imaging.
    • LAPPs: Modular illuminators to flexibly combine multi-angle TIRF, FRAP, and Optogenetics with SR, Confocal and MP.
    • LUNV: Permanently aligned, solid-state laser combiner. Researchers can choose from eight different lasers and five output fibers for true multimodal imaging.

Neuroscience 2016 attendees are invited to experience all of the above systems and products at Nikon’s booth #2513.

Nikon Instruments Inc. is a world leader in the development and manufacture of optical and digital imaging technology for biomedical applications. Now in its 99th year, Nikon provides complete optical systems that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Cutting-edge instruments include microscopes, digital imaging products and software. Nikon Instruments is one of the microscopy and digital imaging arms of Nikon Inc., the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology. For more information, visit Product-related inquiries may be directed to Nikon Instruments at 800-52-NIKON.

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