Featuring Olympus' proven optical components, intuitive software, powerful artificial intelligence and a variety of practical features, the APX100 combines the ease of use of an all-in-one microscope with publication-specific quality images to make life science research more efficient. Designed for laboratories and imaging services, this small-footprint microscope features a built-in anti-vibration mechanism and light-protected optical components that allow the system to be placed anywhere, even in a brightly lit room.
Simplified image production for search
While conventional microscopes may require long adjustments for taking good images, the APX100 imaging system makes most of these adjustments automatically so you can focus on your research.
Using the APX100 imaging system is simple: simply put the sample in place, close the lid and press a button. The system then automatically acquires a preview macro image, and the built-in AI locates and displays the samples on the monitor, so that it is possible to start capturing images immediately. This process is carried out quickly thanks to the improved autofocus of the system. It's up to twelve times faster than conventional autofocus methods, making it quick to find the ideal imaging plan.
Production of publication-quality images in a few clicks
The APX100 imaging system uses the same optical components as Olympus' state-of-the-art research microscopes, enabling the acquisition of publication-specific quality images for a wide range of applications. Most lenses are compatible with the system, including the award-winning X Line Series lenses and silicone immersion lenses. They all make it possible to acquire high-quality images for advanced search applications.
The system is also equipped with a new gradient contrast method, which makes it possible to take sharp, high-contrast images of living cells or sections of thin, uncolored tissues without the use of specialized differential interferential contrast or phase contrast optical components. This method has many unique advantages: it is less affected by the meniscus, container lids and water droplets, and it can be used both on glass and plastic bottom boxes and on multi-chip plates. It also allows you to take images through the plastic lids of petri dishes and multi-tip plates, reducing the risk of contamination.
Fast and efficient data management
To keep images ordered, the APX100 automatically organizes and stores your data. When acquiring an image, the software creates folders for each sample and saves the data in the correct folder. All important acquisition parameters are saved with the images so that they can be easily recalled for future experiments.
See the APX system during its first presentations to the public
- June 15-17 – International Society for Stem Cell Research (Booth #629), Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco, California, USA
- June 21-24 – Analytica (Room A2, Booth #311), Messe München, Munich, Germany
- June 30 to July 2 – Japan Neuroscience Society, Okinawa Convention Center, Okinawa, Japan
- August 13-17 – Chinese Society for Cell Biology, Xiamen International Conference Center, Fujian, China