Open Source Microscopy
A New Era of Frame Design
- Fig. 1: The IX83 inverted microscope frame. With a fully accessible infinite light path, anyone can easily change the function of the microscope by swapping in one or two interchangeable modules. The IX83 also contains a specialized port for the Olympus Z-drift compensation uni, for precise image focus.
Challenging the constraints of the traditional microscope system, Olympus introduces its new open source microscopy concept, led by the inverted IX3 microscope frame series. Designed around an accessible infinite light path design, optical modules can be easily exchanged, molding the microscope to the diverse requirements of the user. The IX3 series suits anything from routine observation to advanced imaging techniques in all live cell applications. The Olympus IX3 frames can be easily adapted to apply such observation methods.
Dr. Simon Reiss
Product Manager Imaging & Microscopy
Olympus Europa GmbH
Ralf Schäfer (corresponding contact via email request)
Olympus Europa Holding GmbH