Pocket digital microscope from ioLight

Editorial
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:00
ioLight image of crane fly wing [Iolight]
 
UK-based start up, ioLight, has launched what is described as the first high resolution pocket digital microscope.
 
According to the company, the instrument displays beautiful images on an iPad for sharing and pasting into reports.
 
For the first time scientists of all ages can capture and share professional quality images in the field instead of bringing samples back to the lab.
 
The ioLight microscope fits in a jacket pocket, is simple to use and robust.
 
It unfolds quickly to record and share 5MP still images and real time HD video at a magnification of x200 on an iPad Air.
 
The product provides up to 1 micron resolution and uses standard microscope slides while featuring adjustable top and bottom illumination for use on both biological and opaque samples. 
 
As founder Andrew Monk says: "It takes just a couple of minutes to get a great image on the microscope, anywhere from a river bank to a factory floor. This makes microscopy simpler for everyone, from experienced professionals to student scientists and drives public engagement with science.”
 
The ioLight microscope targets a wide range of applications such as field science, education and outreach, animal medicine, micro engineering, site surveys, customer support and any other application where portability and ease of use must not compromise image quality.
 
Learn more here.
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