Compact inverted microscope
ioLight, creator of the world’s first high-resolution portable microscope, has now designed a new compact inverted microscope for cell culture observation in the lab. This very compact, lightweight and robust inverted microscope is even tough enough for use inside an incubator. The ioLight inverted microscope is just 170mm in size and sealed to protect the inner workings. This means it is perfectly suited to observing cell culture in a lab incubator without having to open the door. Cell development is monitored by an inverted microscope, with the lens underneath the petri dish looking upwards into the sample with illuminators both above and below the sample. Because the inverted microscope accommodates a petri dish, observation of cells and organisms can be achieved using standard laboratory procedures without having to prepare a slide sample. Through a simple Wi-Fi connection, the inverted microscope enables images to be stored on a tablet, mobile phone or laptop and shared instantly with collaborators anywhere. The ioLight inverted microscope uses both bright field and dark field illumination. Bright field mode illuminates high contrast samples from above, displaying them against a bright background. Dark field mode illuminates lower contrast or even transparent samples with scattered light, highlighting them against a dark background. This allows a wide range of samples to be imaged. The ioLight inverted microscope is a cost-effective and compact laboratory tool that is really simple to use. Users have the ability to view images on a mobile phone and because it is wireless they can leave the microscope inside an incubator so they do not have to disrupt the experimental conditions.