With the number of installed RCM systems growing, the range of different objectives and cameras used with the RCM is expanding too – in many cases, RCM has been added to upgrade already existing imaging system. This is also our goal: to be an affordable add-on to the existing imaging system, allowing for high resolution confocal imaging.
In case you are looking at your old microscope equipped with your favourite objective and camera, and wonder, whether you could use what you already have as a basis for a re-scan confocal microscope, then this post is exactly for you!
The table below lists all of the objective and camera types we recommend to use with RCM. For the objective types not listed, no improved lateral resolution will be achieved through the re-scanning principle. Also axial resolution and sectioning power will be reduced due to a mismatch of the RCM pinhole size.
Camera recommendations are based on Nyquist sampling criteria, allowing to achieve the theoretical resolution in your actual camera images. Other cameras than those recommended can be used, but may result in a lower resolution than stated below.
Do not hesitate to contact us for advise on your objective and camera choice!
The IXth Bangalore Microscopy course took place at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India, 17-24 September. This highly practical course brought together world leaders in biological microscopy, both scientists, as well as manufacturers of state-of-the art equipment, and combined the lectures with hands-on sessions. The topics covered during the course ranged from basic microscopy to super-resolution techniques, the latter was represented by prof. Erik Manders, cofounder of Confocal.nl, and the Re-scan Confocal Microscope.
Some of the nice moments from that course:
As announced earlier this month, RCM will be taken to the EMBL event “Seeing is Believing”, taking place 4-9 October, 2017, in Heidelberg. After the exhibition, we move RCM to the ALM facility, and our equipment will stay there for testing until the end of October.
Erik Manders will give an introductory lecture to the RCM technology in the 9th of October!
This fall we are taking the RCM on a tour!
On-site demonstrations are planned at imaging facilities throughout the BeNeLux and Germany, allowing local researchers to test and evaluate the system with their own specimens.
Starting already tomorrow, the RCM will be on display for September 12-22 at the University Medical Centre in Utrecht. Are you in the Utrecht area & interested to test re-scan confocal system, contact us at info[at]confocal.nl to register!
After Utrecht, we will move to the EMBL in Heidelberg and stay there for the whole October. RCM will be on display at Seeing is Believing, after which it can be tested in the Advanced Light Microscopy Facility until the end of October. Come visit our booth or contact us to book a spot on the system in Heidelberg.
Keep an eye on our website and social media to see where the RCM will be next, and when it will be near you. We are looking forward to seeing you at one of our events!
Interested in having the system for evaluation at your own facility? Let us know, and we will be glad to discuss the possibilities!