Friday, February 12, 2016

IMEC Presents Lens-Free Microscope

IMEC presents a lens-free microscope for large field-of-view live imaging at micrometer resolution. Its key benefits include super-large field-of-view at micrometer resolution and a compact and modular design. In a lens-free digital microscope, images are captured on a CMOS sensor, and digitally reconstructed using software. Imec’s lens-free microscope features a comparable micrometer-scale accuracy as traditional optical microscopes. While being much smaller and less expensive, imec’s microscope captures a larger field-of-view in one shot, enabling shorter sample processing times. The lens-free microscope paves the way to new applications with living cells and tissues.


Imec’s lens free imaging solution is now available as a full, ready-to-use demo kit evaluation system including a light source, image sensor, control and read-out electronics and a software interface,” stated Jerome Baron, business development manager of integrated vision systems at imec. “Companies can use it to try out their own applications, supported by our engineers to fine-tune the hardware and software and customize the systems toward their exact application requirements.

2 comments:

  1. What is the imaging principle please?

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  2. Instead of magnifying the object through optical system, the bio-sample is placed directly on image sensor chip surface with background illumination, the shadow image was taken by sensor directly with pixel resolution (um), low-cost lab-on-chip solution for certain application such as blood cell detection.

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