What are the advantages of using deconvolution software instead of, or in conjunction with, a confocal microscope?
There are a number of advantages in using VayTek’s MicroTome. • It costs less than a laser scanning confocal microscope because the microscope you currently have can be used with the digital deconvolution approach. New optical equipment is not required. Prices for laser scanning confocal microscopes typically range between $75,000 and $300,000. The price of MicroTome is a fraction of this cost. Depending upon components already in place, you may need to add a framegrabber, camera, and stepper motor in addition to MicroTome software. For a complete description of products, turnkey systems and other offers please refer to VayTek’s Product Guide or call directly (515) 641-2227. • The high intensity laser light, required by the LSM’s, can harm living specimens. The digital approach is less harmful to living material since it typically uses a small fraction of the light used by the laser scanning microscopes. • Many fluorescence preparations bleach easily, even with standard light sources.