Software interface enhances fluorescence imaging

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A customised camera software interface has been developed for Phoenix Research Laboratories that enhances fluorescence imaging in living retinal tissue.

The Streampix 5 software by Norpix has been successfully used with IK-TF7 three-chip colour cameras from Toshiba Imaging Systems Division by Phoenix Research to capture imagery from the retinas of mice and rats, performing highly sensitive, in vivo microscopy eye research.

Greg Sprehn of Phoenix Research Laboratories commented: 'Using Toshiba Imaging's IK-TF7 three-chip cameras with long integration time and low dark noise, the new software (with a corresponding built-in long integration button) allows us to collect photons for several seconds or longer while imaging even fainter fluorescence in living retinal tissue. This exciting new capability will advance retinal regeneration studies that lead to restoring vision in humans, and finding ways to prevent blindness.'

Streampix 5 makes it possible to view, control and acquire imagery from single or multiple cameras simultaneously, all in the same user interface. A complete management console for the cameras simplifies the setup, control and acquisition from any number of cameras.

In this application, the new commercial software interface combines with Phoenix Research Lab's Micron III, an advanced retinal imaging system that integrates Toshiba's cameras with synchro-scan mode. The new, highly sensitive imaging system for biology will permit more precision in cell location and promote safer experiments in the laboratory.

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