NANOPSIS ONE Launch: World Leading Microscope Technology

  • 29 June 2017
  • 18.00 - 19.30
  • Citylabs 1.0
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Our customer, LIG Nanowise, is launching the world's most powerful optical microscope, powered by SMAL (Super-resolution Microsphere Assisted Lens) on the 29th June at Citylabs 1.0.

Developed, designed and built right here in Manchester - the Nanopsis One microscope has been created to allow the most accessible super-resolution imaging ever to be delivered.

Join us for the launch of Nanopsis one and take a look at the nanoscopic world like never before.  

About Nanopsis One:

Small Just Got Smaller

The new technology is called SMAL – super-resolution microsphere amplified lens. LIG Nanowise have used a microsphere to collect the invisible sub-wavelength light and convert it into a virtual super-resolution image. The software then stitches in real time to create wide field sample scans. SMAL is the first super-resolution imaging technique that uses optics to resolve sub 100nm, opening up exciting possibilities from across the life sciences and materials sciences

In-vivo Biological Imaging

The imaging method does not require samples to be protein fixed, it is non-contact and non-destructive to the sample, and works with or without fluorescent labelling. SMAL opens up the possibility of live imaging biological samples like viruses and bacteria over a long period of time. We see the NANOPSIS ONE revolutionising drug discovery, cancer research, novel therapeutics discovery and more.

Materials Imaging

Unlike a SEM we image in full colour, giving more detail than ever before. Furthermore, they can image samples that have transparent elements generating images with 50nm resolution across the X,Y,Z axis. They can image materials at 50nm resolution across the XYZ axis. From microprocessor and microelectronic component production to industrial fault inspection, the NANOPSIS ONE gives a unique insight into the nanoscopic world.

Nanopsis One Specifications

Working Distance: 35nm

Resolving Limit: sub 100nm across X,Y,Z planes.

Autofocus: Laser adjusted autofocus combines with image-based autofocus with built in sphere protection.

Software: Full-colour image scanning of wide area up to 200x200μm


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Twitter: @nanopsis_one


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