Etaluma Lumascopes

High Resolution, Inverted Fluorescence Microscopy with a compact design that allows use inside incubators, hoods, and workstations.

Microscopes focused on quality images, versatility, compact design, and ease of use.

  • Key Features

    • Perfect live cell imaging designed to fit within a standard CO2 incubator, capable of long term stable imaging
    • Multiple imaging modalities brightfield, phase contrast and up-to 3 fluorescent channels via high intensity LED illumination
    • High quality imaging high sensitivity camera, zero pixel shift filters and easy to use software
    • Compact and Robust design featuring solid state optics, small footprint and flexible configurations

Product Review

  • The Lumascope 620 with 1200-pixel frame sizes and a 20X objective provides far brighter and more uniform illumination than I have ever seen on any microscope using a standard Xe, Hg, or incandescent illuminator. Bravo!

    R. ZuckerUniversity of California, Berkeley | Neurobiology Division

Lumascopes are highly versatile, compact inverted fluorescence microscopes that provides high resolution images comparable to those from traditional, high-cost microscopes. The Lumascope design was conceived and developed by working scientists who realized that a large proportion of everyday fluorescence microscopy involves imaging and measuring the presence, health, and signal of labeled cells. Traditional inverted microscopes are expensive, complicated, and loaded with features that are not required for these tasks. Lumascopes focus on: quality images, versatility, compact design, ease of use, and amazingly low price.

Lumascopes utilize LED light sources, Semrock filters, advanced optical engineering, and CMOS sensors to provide near diffraction-limited (theoretical maximum) resolution. Powered only by a USB connection, Lumascopes easily record your photos, time-lapse series, and live videos directly to your computer. And their compact size enable working in challenging locations, including inside incubators, biological safety cabinets, and environmental control workstations with remote control and image monitoring.

The inverted design accommodates microplates, flasks, dishes and custom labware in addition to slides that you can adjust by the Manual XY Stage (on the Lumascopes 620, 560 or 460; sold separately) or control manually or automatically on the automated Lumascope 720. Lumascopes come with Lumaview software that sends images directly to your computer via a USB cable, eliminating the need for on-board image storage and processing and contributing to the compact size. Lumaview enables time-lapse studies over seconds, minutes, hours, or days. Live videos can be recorded at up to 30 frames per second.

  • LS720 Microscope  – Blue, Green, & Red Fluorescence and Walk-Away Automation

    The powerful, new LS720 Microscope adds walk-away automation to the many features and high performance of the flagship 3-color LS620. Exquisite XY motion control, motorized focus that allows autofocus and z-stacks, and easy-to-configure software combine to facilitate your microscopy experiments and high content screens. Place the LS720 in your incubator and you have a live cell imaging system at a fraction of the cost of conventional High Content Analysis systems. Whether imaging multiple fields in your flasks or 1536 wells of cells with 3 fluorophores in a 48 hour time-lapse, the LS720 offers a whole new world of automated microscopy!

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  • LS620 Microscope – Blue, Green, and Red Fluorescence,Brightfield, and Optional Phase Contrast

    Use the LS620 to visualize and capture high resolution fluorescence images comparable to those from traditional, high-cost microscopes. LS Microscopes utilize LED light sources, Semrock filters, advanced optical engineering, and CMOS sensors to provide near diffraction-limited (theoretical maximum) resolution. Powered only by its USB connection, the LS620 easily records your photos, time-lapse series, and live videos directly to your computer. And its compact size enables working in challenging locations, including inside incubators, biological safety cabinets, and environmental control workstations. The LS620 provides blue, green and red fluorescence imaging at low cost for a wide variety of applications!
  • LS560 Microscope – Green Fluorescence, Brightfield, and Optional Phase Contrast

    Use the LS560 Microscope to visualize and capture high resolution widefield images comparable to those from traditional, high-cost microscopes. The LS560 utilizes an LED light source, Semrock filters, advanced optical engineering, and a CMOS sensor to provide near diffraction-limited (theoretical maximum) resolution. Powered only by a direct USB computer connection, the LS560 uses the same USB cable to send your photos, time-lapse series, and videos directly to your computer. And its compact size enables working inside challenging locations including incubators , hoods, and environmental chambers.
  • LS460 Microscope – Monochrome Brightfield and Optional Phase Contrast

    The LS460 Microscope provides monochrome brightfield imaging at low cost for a wide variety of applications. LS Microscopes visualize and capture high resolution images comparable to those from traditional, high-cost microscopes. The LS460 utilizes advanced optical engineering and a CMOS sensor to provide near diffraction-limited (theoretical maximum) resolution. Powered only by its USB computer connection, the LS460 easily records your photos, time-lapse series, and videos directly to your computer. And its compact size enables working in challenging locations, including inside incubators, biological safety cabinets, and environmental control workstations.
  • Applications 

    LS Microscopes (Lumascopes) can be used in practically any application where a standard inverted (and many upright) microscopes are used. Most of the applications usually involve cells but LS Microscopes can also image beads and other materials.
    Live cell imaging / Cell growth and confluence / Cell migration and wound healing / Cell cycle protein expression / Use of micro-environmental systems / Calcium assays / Determining transfection efficiency / Behavior of stem cells / Cell death assays / Spheroid development and behavior / Cultivation of yeast / Intravital studies / Study of lower eukaryotes / Photomicroscopy in locations without AC power…
  • Interview with Dr. Stephen Thorpe on Etaluma Microscopes

    Dr. Thorpe describes his mechano biology research and the use of the LS620 and LS720 microscopes from Etaluma.

  • All
  • AFM/SPM/SNOM
  • Biological Microscopy
  • Bioprinting
  • Cell Culture
  • CL
  • CLEM
  • Confocal Microscopy
  • Diffraction Imaging
  • Digital Microscopy
  • DNA/RNA
  • EBSD
  • EDS
  • Electron Beam Lithography (EBL)
  • Electron Microscopy
  • FIB
  • Fluorescent Microscopy
  • In situ
  • Light Microscopy
  • Live Cell Imaging
  • Micro XRF
  • Microscopy
  • Molecular Biology
  • Optical Tomography
  • Optical Tweezers
  • Pre-clinical Imaging
  • Preclinical software
  • Protein
  • Protein Crystallography
  • Quantitative Phase Imaging
  • SEM
  • Small Molecule
  • Super Resolution Microscopy
  • TEM
  • Tomographic Microscopy
  • WDS
  • XRF