Perfect for imaging 3D cell cultures and thick tissue samples. Silicone lenses enable visualization of cellular dynamics clearly and brightly when imaging at depth.
Research applications in neuroscience and cell biology using brain tissue, spheroids, organoids, and 3D cultures continue to push the limits of imaging in thick specimens. The need to image deep into such samples has never been more apparent. Nikon’s silicone immersion objectives enable clear observation with high signal-to-noise deep into living tissue.
The silicone immersion lens series features wide fields of view, high resolution, and evaporation-resistant oil, facilitating observations with ease.
With the addition of the new 60X objective, which employs newly developed glass for enhanced chromatic aberration correction, quantitative imaging in thick living specimens has never been more attainable.
Small intestine enteroid (Cadherin: Alexa Fluor® 555, Nuclear: DAPI)
Images courtesy of: Dr. Yuki Yokoi, Dr. Kiminori Nakamura, and Dr. Tokiyoshi Ayabe
Innate Immunity Laboratory, Department of Cell Biological Science, Faculty of Advanced Life Science
Graduate School of Life Science, Hokkaido University
It is also best suited for long time-lapse imaging of live cells without the immersion medium evaporating because silicone oil has low volatility even at 37°C.
By using the Denoise.ai in conjunction with the AX confocal microscope, you can acquire even sharper images.
The new silicone immersion 60X objective employs high- and specialized-dispersion glass that was independently developed by Nikon and possesses extra-low dispersion properties.
By refracting short-wavelength light to a higher degree, it is possible to collect a wider range of wavelengths, resulting in significantly enhanced chromatic aberration correction. In addition to axial chromatic aberrations, lateral chromatic aberrations can also be corrected.