October 2021 – LSM 900 with Airyscan 2

The OBC is excited to announce that the LSM 900 with Airyscan 2 is installed and ready for use! The LSM 900 Airyscan gives up 120nm resolution, can image in “multiplex” mode to scan 4x faster and has “sample navigator” for taking a quick overview image of your sample for tiling and multi-position imaging.

Click here for more information on the LSM 900. Airyscan 2 is an area detector with 32 concentrically arranged detection elements. This allows you to acquire more of the Airy disk at once. The confocal pinhole itself remains open and does not block light, thus more photons are collected. This produces much greater light efficiency while imaging. Airyscan 2 gives you a unique combination of gentle superresolution imaging and high sensitivity.

Principle of airyscan