About the project
For our OEM customers we developed an optical microscopy system that is capable of imaging a single cell in a lab-on-a-chip environment. In addition to a bright imaging function, a fluorescence measurement function was also added to the
microscope in order to measure the cells that were labeled with fluorochromes. The design had to fit into existing image cytometry equipment. For this purpose we developed ½ inch optical building blocks that can be used to fit the filters, splitter and lens elements. Alignment of the optical elements prior to fixation is also possible within the building blocks.
The typical specifications for the microscope that have been achieved are:
- Resolution 5 μm
- Field of View / 0,25 mm
- Microscope size +/- 100x100x100 mm3