This technique allows samples to be analyzed in offices and labs away from the microscope facility and by many people simultaneously. To do this, samples (usually tissue sections or well plates) are scanned at sub-micron resolutions and stored as calibrated digital image scans on the network.
This means that the microscope is only occupied for as long as it takes to collect the scans of the samples. In contrast, when using live imaging for analysis, the microscope and BIOQUANT are occupied for as long as it takes to collect the data.
There are many ways to image scans at different price levels and levels of functionality.
To collect data, a scientist uses a computer with the BIOQUANT OSTEO software to retrieve and analyze the scans. This workstation is often located in an office or lab away from the microscopy facility. With a scan, BIOQUANT lets you measure at any magnification: even creating "virtual objectives" like 0.25x so you can see even the largest sections in one field of view.
With this traditional technique, you can place a sample on the microscope and immediately begin collecting data. The microscope, tracking stage, digital camera, BIOQUANT software are all integrated into a single workstation.
If you're starting a new lab and will be able to hand-pick your instruments, this is an ideal solution. BIOQUANT can provide the entire integrated system from microscope to stage to camera to PC and software. We can also integrate with your lab's existing microscope.
With Live Imaging and a GPS-like tracking stage, tight integration of the microscope with the software lets the scientists change the objective lens or sample position freely to select the best magnification and position to collect any required data. BIOQUANT OSTEO automatically adjusts the calibration and maps the recorded data.