Miniaturized Fluorescence Microscopy

Miniature Florescence Microscopes are designed to observe neural circuitry with cellular resolution in freely moving animals (e.g. mice or rats). They can be combined with optogenetic stimulation for activity modulation in the field of view and/or remote locations.

1-color Deep Brain Fluorescence Microscopy Systems allow to image structures located up to 8 mm deep into the brain with the use of gradient index (GRIN) relay lens cannulas. 1-color Surface Microscopy Systems are optimized to image up to 150 µm deep into brain with a larger field of view and  a better imaging quality. 2-color fluorescence microscopy systems allow the simultaneous imaging of GFP-like and RFP-like fluorophores either in deep-brain or surface configuration.