The Advanced System for Stereology

    Stereology in its most advanced form

Any stereological study is possible with the Advanced Stereo Investigator system. With this versatile system you can:

  1. Use confocal or structured illumination microscopy to analyze fluorescently labeled tissue where enhanced resolution and contrast is paramount (e.g. quantifying cells in densely populated regions such as the hippocampus)
  2. Get accurate stereological data from tissue stained for brightfield microscopy or darkfield microscopy
  3. Acquire 2D & 3D virtual slides (slide scanning) or image stacks suitable for stereology, and then analyze the images on another computer
  4. Get helpful technical and research support quickly. Call us with your stereology questions, or any technical support question whether it's hardware or software related.

+ Read about the Signature System or Value Package if the advanced system doesn’t fit your needs

Advanced systems are configured with either a fluorescent microscope with structured illumination hardware or a laser-scanning confocal microscope. Each system is custom-configured based on the needs of the lab or core facility, however a typical Advanced system includes:

MBF Software – The Gold Standard

Stereo Investigator software
Stereo Investigator Desktop licenses (5-pack) to acquire images at the microscope and then analyze them on another computer
Software that controls the motorized microscope, including the motorized stage, fluorescent illuminator, filter cubes, and motorized filter turret for optimal fully-automated multi-channel fluorescent imaging
Stereo Investigator Image Stack module with fully integrated workflow for acquiring image stacks for stereology
Stereo Investigator Virtual Tissue 2D & 3D modules for acquiring 2D and 3D virtual slides (slide scanning)
3D Serial Section Reconstruction module (for reconstructing a region of interest in 3D)
Deconvolution module (for clarifying acquired images)
4-years of Software Upgrades and technical support are included

Hardware from leading manufacturers

Multi-Channel Fluorescence with Structured Illumination or Laser-Scanning Confocal microscope integration
Custom configured, high-quality research microscope for stereology. Your choice of brightfield, darkfield, or DIC optics.
Dual cameras (color for brightfield and high sensitivity monochrome for fluorescence)
High-precision x,y,z encoded motorized stage system
 Custom stages available for slides up to 12” x 12" (304.8mm x 304.8 mm)
 Automatic slide loader available for up to 200 slides
64-bit PC, 64GB RAM, 3GB video card,  dual 27” monitors
For more details on system components, please visit the hardware webpage

Personalized, helpful technical and research support

3-days on-site installation and training
2-year warranty on hardware

Additional software options

Neurolucida software for neuron tracing
Biolucida for image managment can be added at any time

+ Contact us at 802-288-9290 or for free trial or to find out if Stereo Investigator is compatible with your microscope.