Flamingo LSFM: Compact and Modular Design
A special feature of the concept for the Flamingo light-sheet microscopes is that they are sent as a compact kit to the users. In order for the implementation to work, some conditions had to be met: The system had to be very robust, easy to assemble, and simple to operate. The solution: A straightforward, uncomplicated design with proven standard components, a small footprint, and costs as low as possible. This also allows for different, application-specific designs: In the T-SPIM design, the sample is illuminated from two opposing optics for a more uniform illumination. The addition of a second detection path results in the X-SPIM design.
The Flamingo Project and the resulting microscopes was created by Jan Huisken and his group at the >> Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, WI. PI is one of the sponsors of the Flamingo Project.
Further information can also be found in our >> blogpost.