NEW YORK, Dec. 21 - Applied Precision plans to release a new version of its DeltaVision restoration microscopy system early next year, a spokesman for the company has said.
The company would not offer specifics or say how the new device would differ from the current model.
Earlier this month Applied Precision announced that a novel upgrade to the current system would help researchers perform live-cell imaging with an almost 90-percent reduction in exposure time.
Through its collaboration with Roper Scientific, Applied Precision added the upgrade, called CoolSNAP, which it says will let researchers conduct three-dimensional time-lapse studies that will garner "a more complete picture of intracellular activity."
According to the Seattle-based company, researchers using the CoolSNAP-equipped DeltaVision, now a standard feature on the system, will be able to image up to 20 frames per second while exposure time is cut to 20-25 milliseconds from 175 milliseconds.
"Knowing the ever-increasing importance of temporal resolution … we have adapted … [the] CoolSNAP HQ monochrome camera," said Brent Navran, product line manager for biotech solutions at Applied Precision.