System launched at Focus on Microscopy (FOM) conference 2nd – 5th April, Porto, Portugal
CrestOptics S.p.A., a manufacturer of high-end microscopy solutions and advanced systems for fluorescence microscopy and diagnostic applications, today announced the launch of its new spinning disk confocal microscope system, CICERO. Focusing on the essential elements of epi-fluorescence and confocal microscopy, CICERO has been developed to make high-end imaging accessible to the wider scientific community by providing a compact and cost-effective system for powerful imaging solutions.
CrestOptics’ CICERO system is an all-in-one solution for widefield and confocal imaging. Building on the recent success of the Company’s DeepSIM module as one of Microscopy Today’s ‘Top 10 Best Microscopy Innovations of 2022’1, CICERO has been developed to expand the Company’s portfolio and enable accessible fluorescence imaging within one compact, budget-friendly, yet high-performing solution. The spinning disk confocal instrument can be easily integrated into existing workflows, with maximum configuration flexibility to support a seamless and user friendly transition, enabling a broad range of imaging applications across basic and applied research.
The compact system facilitates streamlined transition between widefield and confocal imaging, enabling users to simply switch between modes as their imaging requirements evolve. Widefield mode supports informative data collection from samples, such as cell monolayers and tissue sections, whereas the confocal mode allows higher-quality analysis of larger 3D structures, including organoids or whole organisms. Additionally, CICERO’s speed and light efficiency provides the capability for prolonged live imaging and the capture of fast cellular events, such as chromosome segregations and organelle trafficking.