Are you curious about confocal microscopy and the advantages of spinning disk? This article from Teledyne Imaging explains the technology with really simple words. You will understand why we have chosen this way to create high-quality 3D pictures.
Our two “ImageXpress Micro Confocal” from Molecular Devices are perfect for our use in 3D imaging because they have spinning disks with a innovative shape. We can better balance exposure time and accuracy. If you want information about our devices or our methods in picture acquisition, feel free to ask us.
In conclusion, spinning disk confocal microscopy offers a clear improvement on standard laser scanning confocal microscopy and conventional fluorescence microscopy, allowing for fast and efficient imaging of live samples, dynamic processes and optical sectioning of 3D samples in 2D slices. Multichannel images can be taken at multiple wavelengths, resulting in high-quality images dense with information, and deconvolution methods exist to further improve contrast and image quality.