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 powerful axial sweeping technology as SmartSPIM, 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

Recent publications citing LifeCanvas light sheet microscopy

Massively parallel in vivo Perturb-seq reveals celltype-specific transcriptional networks in cortical development

Xinhe Zheng, Boli Wu, Yuejia Liu, Sean K. Simmons, Kwanho Kim, Grace S. Clarke, Abdullah Ashiq, Joshua Park, Jiwen Li, Zhilin Wang, Liqi Tong, Qizhao Wang, Keerthi T. Rajamani, Rodrigo Muñoz-Castañeda, Shang Mu, Tianbo Qi, Yunxiao Zhang, Zi Chao Ngiam, Naoto Ohte, Carina Hanashima, Zhuhao Wu, Xiangmin Xu, Joshua Z. Levin, and Xin Jin.

Journal:
Cell Short Article
Publication Date:
Research Area:
Other
Tissue Species:
Mouse
Tissue Type:
Brain
Products Cited:
SmartSPIM
Phosphorylation of pyruvate dehydrogenase inversely associates with neuronal activity.

Dong Yang, Yu Wang, Tianbo Qi, Xi Zhang, Leyao Shen, Jingrui Ma, Zhengyuan Pang, Neeraj K. Lal, Daniel B. McClatchy, Saba Heydari Seradj, Verina H. Leung, Kristina Wang, Yi Xie, Filip S. Polli, Anton Maximov, Oscar Christian Gonzalez, Luis de Lecea, Hollis T. Cline, Vineet Augustine, John R. Yates III, and Li Ye.

Journal:
Neuron
Publication Date:
Research Area:
Neural Circuits, Neural Interfaces
Tissue Species:
Mouse
Tissue Type:
Brain
Products Cited:
SHIELD, EasyIndex, SmartBatch+, SmartSPIM, SmartAnalytics, CRO Services
Microglia regulate sleep through calcium-dependent modulation of norepinephrine transmission.

Chenyan Ma, Bing Li, Daniel Silverman, Xinlu Ding, Anan Li, Chi Xiao, Ganghua Huang, Kurtresha Worden, Sandra Muroy, Wei Chen, Zhengchao Xu, Chak Foon Tso, Yixuan Huang, Yufan Zhang, Qingming Luo, Kaoru Saijo & Yang Dan.

Journal:
Nature Neuroscience
Publication Date:
Research Area:
Neural Circuits, Other
Tissue Species:
Mouse
Tissue Type:
Brain
Products Cited:
SmartSPIM, CRO Services