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Acquisition of research images made simple

Built with renowned Olympus optics, intuitive software, a powerful AI and a suite of smart features, the APX100 system combines the ease of use of an all-in-one microscope with publication-quality images to make life science research more efficient.

Designed for laboratories and imaging core facilities, the microscope’s small footprint, inbuilt anti-vibration mechanism and light-shielded optics enable the system to be placed anywhere, even in a brightly lit room. While conventional microscopes can require time-consuming adjustments to capture good images, the APX100 imaging system performs most of these adjustments automatically.

Using the APX100 imaging system is simple, just load the sample, close the lid and press a button. The system then automatically acquires an overview macro image while the inbuilt AI locates and displays the samples on the monitor, so the user can immediately begin capturing images. This process happens quickly thanks to the system’s improved autofocus. It is up to 12 times faster than conventional autofocus methods, enabling the user to quickly find the ideal imaging plane.


The APX100 imaging system uses the same optics found in Olympus’ high-end research microscopes, making it possible to acquire publication-quality images for a wide range of applications. Most objectives—including the award-winning X Line and silicone immersion objectives—are compatible with the system, providing the flexibility to acquire high-quality images for advanced research applications.

The system is also equipped with a new gradient contrast method, which makes it possible to capture sharp, high-contrast images of live cells or thin, unstained tissue sections without the need for specialised differential interference contrast or phase contrast optics. This method has many benefits; it is less affected by the meniscus, container lids and water droplets, and can be used on both glass- and plastic-bottom dishes and multi-well plates. It also enables imaging through the plastic lids of Petri dishes and multi-well plates, reducing the risk of contamination.
 

To keep images organised, the APX100 system automatically organises and stores data. When an image is acquired, the software creates folders for each sample and saves the data into the correct one. All the important acquisition settings are saved with the images so that they can easily be recalled for future experiments. 

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