Olympus has released its FluoView FVMPE-RS, a dedicated multiphoton microscope system. With its high speed and precision performance, the FVMPE-RS is designed for electrophysiology and optogenetics studies. It is also a good match for applications such as high-speed calcium and in vivo imaging, peristalsis and blood flow studies, mosaic imaging, connectomics and functional brain imaging and stem cell research.
The precision timing on the system allows for microsecond repeatability and control of multiple imaging and stimulation protocols, as well as millisecond repeatability over days of time-lapse imaging.
The system captures 438fps at 512 x 32 pixels. It also captures full-frame, 512 x 512 pixel images at 30fps without any reduction of the field of view, a critical feature for many functional imaging studies.