The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Center of Excellence in STORM

The equipment installed in the Center of Excellence in STORM at ICFO is based around the Nikon Eclipse Ti research inverted microscope.

Two systems have been installed. An Eclipse TiE with PFS (Perfect Focusing System), TIRF and N-STORM; and an Eclipse TiE with fluorescence. Software control is through Nikon’s NIS-Elements AR with 6D, Deconvolution and NIS-Elements C with N-STORM Analysis.

Nikon Eclipse TiE Inverted Microscope System

Scientists have overcome many live cell imaging challenges using advanced techniques such as TIRF, confocal, FRET, photoactivation and microinjection. At the center of it all is the Eclipse Ti, a powerful system that provides instant access to all of these techniques plus revolutionary Nikon CFI60 optics. Available in three models, the Eclipse microscope Ti series offers improved system speed, increased flexibility and efficient multi-mode microscopy as part of a fully-integrated microscope system that is ideal for high-end research and live cell imaging.

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NIS Elements Imaging Software

Nikon’s NIS-Elements revolutionizes microscope imaging software for the microscopy market by combining automated intelligence to microscopes, cameras, components and peripherals with powerful archiving, analysis, visualization and achiving tools. Its intuitive interface simplifies workflow and speeds up image acquisition times while providing powerful features such as image stitching, object counting and volume views. Click here for detailed information on Nikon Ti.

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