On 26 Oct, the first unit of Inverted Lightsheet microscope (InVi-SPIM) from Luxendo was successfully installed in National Institute of Biological Sciences (NIBS), Beijing. HIVE from Acquifer was also installed side by side with InVi as the central storage and processing power horse for lightsheet microscopic images. Dr. Xi Rongwen (http://www.nibs.ac.cn/en/yjsjyimgshow.php?cid=5&sid=6&id=774), whose main research is on molecular and genetic programs underlying stem cell self-renewal in Drosophila, will be the main user of the complete system. Up to now, user experiments has been started and Terabytes of images has been stored.
the Luxendo InVi SPIM is a microscope that has been optimized for long-term 3D fluorescence imaging of living specimens. Easy access to the sample chamber, maximized photo-efficiency, and short illumination times enable long-term imaging without harming live specimens. Typical applications of the microscope include in toto imaging of small animal models such as whole mouse embryos, Zebrafish and Drosophila embryos, imaging of dynamic processes in mammalian cell culture applications, and even live imaging of intact and living plant models.
Recent publications of InVi SPIM include:
Reichmann et al, Dual-spindle formation in zygotes keeps parental genomes apart in early mammalian embryos, Science 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6398/189