Devices

Tissue Clearing & Labeling

This turn-key system combines electrophoretic tissue clearing and immunolabeling into one high-throughput device. Leverage the Clear+ tissue clearing method, along with eFLASH and patented stochastic electrotransport technologies, to rapidly clear and label whole organs. Key highlights and features include:

  • Batch processing of up to 12 whole mouse brains, 4 whole rat brains, or comparably sized samples
  • Uniform labeling with no surface saturation of antibodies or dyes, and minimal antibody usage
  • No immunolabeling necessary for endogenous fluorescence (no fluorescent protein quenching)
  • 1-day active tissue clearing, 2-day active immunolabeling (primary & secondary)

This legacy active tissue clearing system employs patented stochastic electrotransport technology to rapidly and uniformly remove light-scattering membrane lipids. SmartClear uses the Clear+ tissue clearing method and prevents sample deformation and precipitate formation.

This legacy active immunolabeling system achieves uniform whole-organ antibody labeling by combining our patented stochastic electrotransport method with SWITCH. Compared to passive labeling techniques such as iDISCO and CUBIC, SmartLabel provides superior penetration and uniformity of probes in just 1-2 days.

Light Sheet Microscopy

The SmartSPIM light sheet microscope provides unparalleled resolution and acquisition speed throughout intact tissue volumes, while its modular design allows you to upgrade and customize individual components.
Key highlights and features include:

  • Patented axial sweeping technology, which generates homogenous PSFz across field of view
  • Rapid volumetric acquisition (intact mouse brain hemisphere in <30 minutes)
  • Large imaging chamber and dual illumination, optimized for large (up to 40mm x 75mm) or multi-sample acquisition – easily image organoids, rat brains, entire juvenile mice, & everything in between
  • Focus compensation and tunable imaging parameters
  • Intuitive acquisition software with real-time tile correction
  • Objectives available for 1.63X through 22X magnification

The MegaSPIM microscope is our newest light sheet imaging system. Utilizing the same axial sweeping technology that makes SmartSPIM so powerful, MegaSPIM is optimized for imaging not only laterally large samples, but thin slices and arrays of small tissues as well. Unique highlights and features include:

  • Capacity for lateral sample sizes up to 200 mm x 200 mm –  easily image expanded tissues, large slabs, and arrays of organoids, slices, or whole rodent organs
  • Custom mounting solutions for a variety of sample types
  • High-throughput multicolor acquisition with dual cameras and independent focus correction
  • Post-processing tools to deskew and stitch your data into complete ready-to-analyze volumes

Tissue Sectioning

Megatome is a vibrating microtome designed to section a broad range of samples, from organoids and biopsy samples to expanded rodent brains and intact human organs. With high blade vibrating frequency and minimized blade deflection, Megatome enables high-throughput tissue sectioning with uniform surface profile, as well as minimal tissue damage and information loss. Additional features include mounting accessories, remote desktop control, and close-up cameras to facilitate the sectioning process.

3D Data Analysis

Quantify your results using the SmartSPIM-optimized workstation. Perform cell detection across the entire sample using machine learning pipelines customized and optimized for 3D fluorescent microscopy images. Generate detailed analysis outputs: visualize your effects with our publication-quality heatmaps, and statistically verify your experimental questions with per-brain region cell counts and densities for each sample.