Turnkey Systems for Neurolucida


Turnkey Systems for Neurolucida®

We work closely with you to choose the best hardware for each new system, ensuring optimal performance to help you achieve your research goals within your budget. Our software can integrate with most existing microscopes if you already own microscope equipment, or we can provide you with all the hardware components.

Neurolucida is designed to operate on a wide variety of microscopes and hardware commonly used in laboratories. This versatility allows customization of your research system to fit your exact needs and budget.

Listed below are several products compatible with our software. We encourage you to call us at 802.288.9290 or email us at info@mbfbioscience.com with any questions, as the functionality of the system and the hardware needed is dependent on your research goals.



Neurolucida System Components


Supported Hardware

Neurolucida software integrates with many types of microscopy systems. We sell a wide range of hardware equipment and support a wide array of products:

  • Microscopes (both manual and fully motorized)
  • Digital cameras
  • Video cameras
  • Motorized XY stages:
  • Focus encoders
  • Laser scanning confocal microscopes
  • Semi integration
  • Structured illumination hardware
  • Vibration isolation platforms
  • External motorized filter wheels/shutters
  • Digitizing data & video tablets

We can provide you with a complete turn-key system solution, ensuring maximum performance, reliability, and ease-of-use. We stand fully behind every system we sell.


Neurolucida systems are available in two separate configurations:

  • Microscope Edition – controls microscope hardware (and includes support for working with images or Biolucida)
  • Desktop Edition – does not include hardware control (suitable for image files or Biolucida)

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Professional Technical Support

When you call us you will speak with a person - not an automated system. Talk to us about your hardware, software, or experimental design questions. Our team includes Ph.D. neuroscientists and experts in microscopy, stereology, neuron tracing, and image processing; ready to help you over the phone or online.

Customer Reviews

"Neurolucida is one of the very few systems that combines complex morphometrical quantification with beautiful display of the results."
Ahmed Salehi, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford Medical School
"Our experience with the MBF equipment and especially the MBF people has been outstanding. I cannot speak any higher about their professionalism and attention for our needs."
Bogdan A. Stoica, M.D.
University of Maryland
"Neurolucida is clearly the best in the field - reliable, accurate, and very importantly, easy and intuitive to use. I would not try any other system."
Jeffrey Kordower, Ph.D.
Rush Presbyterian Medical Center


Digital Cameras

We support the world leading manufacturers of scientific grade digital cameras. We help you chose the model that is most effective for your use–from real-time color cameras for brightfield microscopy to state-of-the-art cooled, high sensitivity cameras for dim fluorescence microscopy. We can also configure systems with dual cameras to optimally support the widest range of specimens – from brightfield microscopy through structured illumination fluorescence microscopy.

Motorized Stages

Microlucida is most productive and efficient with a three-axis motor driven microscope stage. The software automatically maintains the registration of the graphics overlay with the microscope image when the stage is moved, allowing for integration of multiple fields of view. This feature ensures the fastest and most accurate data acquisition from objects larger than a single field of view.

Specialized Microscope Hardware: Motorized External Filter Wheels, Shutters and Illumination Devices

When working with multi-channel fluorescence microscopy we automate many of the functions of a microscope to dramatically reduce the amount of work that you need to do, such as changing fluorescence filters and opening and closing the shutter. We can add automatic, motorized devices to most existing manual microscopes.


We are an authorized reseller of Dell computers, monitors and peripherals. We can easily work with you to ensure a complete, customized, economical integrated solution.

The recommended computer configuration includes: PC with Intel Core i7, Microsoft Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit*) Windows 8  (32 or64 bit*), 12 GB or more RAM (minimum 2GB), 100 GB or larger hard drive (minimum 40GB), and dual monitors (24” 1920×1200).

*For 64-bit, we include a true 64-bit application with signed 64-bit drivers, allowing the loading of much larger 3D image stacks, images and videos.


Media Library

Creating effective graphics, images and videos using Neurolucida & Stereo Investigator
Creating effective graphics, images and videos for publications using Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator
brain mapping with version 11 webinar
Brain Mapping with Neurolucida and its New Automatic Advancements
Reconstructing & Analyzing Neurons with Neurolucida & its New Automated Advancements
Reconstructing & Analyzing Neurons with Neurolucida & its New Automated Advancements
Webinar: Structured Illumination Imaging and Analysis with Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator
Performing Structured Illumination Imaging and Analysis with Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator

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