RCM is an affordable, high resolution and sensitive confocal imaging system:
- an ideal solution for small labs with limited budget, but demanding tasks, particularly when high sensitivity and resolution are desired from the imaging system,
- an excellent add-on for imaging facilities to increase the imaging capacity.
RCM is extremely easy to use: no hardware control or software processing needed.
RCM is an upgrade to an existing wide-field fluorescence system – RCM can easily be added to the existing wide-field fluorescence microscope system to improve its resolution.
Resolution – the standard resolution of the RCM is 170 nm at 488 nm wavelength. This is also called super-resolution. In contrast to other super-resolution systems, RCM offers the super-resolution of the live (raw) image without any processing. Deconvolution can be used to improve the RCM resolution even further: to 140 nm.
Frame rate – the frame rate of the RCM is 1 fps at 512 x 512, which makes the acquisition time of a 3 colour image about 3 seconds. Certain applications that require a bit faster imaging, or reduced time between the different colours, can be solved by re-programming the scanning mode, read more in the recent blog post HERE.