I-in-I has become experienced in configuring microscope systems for mass digitisation using existing research microscopes as the core of the system.
The systems can utilise an existing research microscope or be supplied as a fully configured system including the microscope and all accessories.
While retaining the motorised focus and stage movement, camera and software control of the integrated system different optical elements ca be used, including lower and higher magnification objectives, a combination of transmitted and reflected light illumination and contrast techniques such as bright-field, phase contrast, dark-field, DIC, fluorescence and polarised light.
The stage capacity can include units for 2, 4 or 8 slides in one batch and the motorised focus can utilise a built-in mechanism or be mounted externally on most modern models.
When operating, the system scans the slides using different pre-defined patterns, controls the focus, stitches the adjacent field images and forms a Z-stack set of images that can be used for the creation of virtual microscope image or an extended focus image.
Scanning is rapid, compared to manual operation,, often reducing times from minutes and hours to seconds and minutes.
Full on-site training is available and remote support via the system ethernet connection is available to ensure the system remains fully operational.