Microscope Upgrade Kits

For labs that want to use BIOQUANT for their imaging, we offer four upgrade kits. Each kit provides a different balance of cost and imaging automation. All kits provide the basic capacity to measure on a live image and to collect images for measurement.

These kits are not required for BIOQUANT Life Science. Images for analysis can come from these kits, a central imaging core, or an imaging system already set up in your lab.

Feature Comparison

Imaging Features Kit 1 Kit 2 Kit 3 Kit 4
Live image for measurement
Instantaneous image capture
Image stitching -
Single-slide automatic image capture - -
Pause and rewind scan for manual adjustment - -
Automated focus correction - - -
Multi-slide automatic image capture - - -
Scope Compatibility and Sample Handling Kit 1 Kit 2 Kit 3 Kit 4
Upright microscope compatible
Inverted microscope compatible -
Standard slide holder for 25x75mm and 50x75mm slides -
Rotating slide holder for 25x75mm and 50x75mm slides -
Universal holder for well-plates and dishes - - -
Multi-slide holder for 25x75mm slides - - -

Kit 1: BIOQUANT QIMAGING PV1 Camera Kit

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Upgrade your microscope so it can be used to get a live image in BIOQUANT and to capture images of your slides.

The PV1 camera sends a full resolution, live 25fps image directly to the BIOQUANT measurement window. The operator moves the stage to collect data on a live image or collect images for automated analysis. Unlike cameras that using pixel-shifting to inflate their resolution, the PV1 provides instantaneous image capture.

Kit 2: Automated Capture and Manual Focus

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Upgrade a microscope already in your laboratory to perform digital imaging of slides. It is not compatible with inverted microscopes.

The PV1 camera sends a live, full resolution, 25fps image directly to the BIOQUANT measurement window. The operator moves the stage to collect data on a live image or collect images for automatic stitching and analysis. Unlike cameras that using pixel-shifting to inflate their resolution, the PV1 provides instantaneous image capture.

The stage continuously reports its position to the BIOQUANT software. This allows BIOQUANT to tag each image it captures with its XY position. BIOQUANT uses the position data to enable automatic image stitching.

Kit 3: Manual Capture and Manual Focus

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Upgrade a microscope already in your laboratory to perform automated slide scanning. This kit is compatible with both upright and inverted microscopes.

The PV1 camera sends a live, full resolution, 25fps image directly to the BIOQUANT measurement window. The operator uses a joystick to move the stage and collects data on a live image or collects images for automatic stitching and analysis. Unlike cameras that using pixel-shifting to inflate their resolution, the PV1 provides instantaneous image capture.

This kit supports BIOQUANT SCAN digital pathology software. The operator defines an imaging area then BIOQUANT SCAN controls the camera and stage to automatically collect images. The system pauses at regular intervals to allow an operator to adjust focus if needed. The system can also be manually paused and resumed. Images are stitched to automatically create a digital slide of the section.

Kit 4: Camera and XYZ Autofocus Motorized Stage Kit

Upgrade a microscope already in your laboratory to perform automated slide scanning. This kit is compatible with both upright and inverted microscopes.

The PV1 camera sends a live, full resolution, 25fps image directly to the BIOQUANT measurement window. The operator uses a joystick to move the stage and collects data on a live image or collects images for automatic stitching and analysis. Unlike cameras that using pixel-shifting to inflate their resolution, the PV1 provides instantaneous image capture.

This kit supports BIOQUANT SCAN digital pathology software. The operator defines an imaging area then BIOQUANT SCAN controls the camera and stage to automatically collect images. The system continuously corrects the focus of the sample. The system can also be manually paused and resumed. Images are stitched to automatically create a digital slide of the section.

This kit also supports BIOQUANT SCAN for imaging wells in multi-well plates. The operator identifies wells to be scanned and BIOQUANT SCAN controls the camera and stage to automatically collect images from each marked well. Images from each well are automatically stitched to create a scan of each well.

Download the Brochure

See the BIOQUANT SCAN Add-on Brochure. Page 2 lists the Microscope Upgrade Kits.