Ultra High Speed Scanning For Widefield or Light Sheet Microscopy
  • Thunderscan

  • Thunderscan

  • Thunderscan

ThunderScan provides the highest scanning speed for volume imaging  in widefield fluorescence microscopy or light sheet microscopy. Instead of mechanical move for the specimen, the devices relies on digital lens technology with remote focusing capabilities. When combined with modern high speed sCMOS cameras, ThunderScan delivers flexible volume imaging with adjustable scanning range and speed.

ThunderScan is supplied with GUI software QTImage. An optional API/ SDK as well as a MicroManager plugin is provided for  microscopy automated systems with comprehensive acquisition tools.

Camera (Not included) Compatible with c-mount cameras
Format 1 ” or more
See camera compatibility list
Microscope interface video Port – C-mount, recommended 1x c-mount coupler
Dimensions & weight
ThunderScan Head
Control unit
180(L) x 70 (W) x 100(H) mm, 670g
40(H) 158(W) 150(D) 150g
Power supply 110/220V AC
PC interface USB 2.0

Scanning Range & Speed performance

Z range and Z steps are objective dependant, see typical performance for standard objective magnification.
For any other magnification, the following formula can be applied:
Scanning Range = 60mm / (G_Obj)2
G_Obg = Objective magnification
Scanning speed up to 100 images / second

Mag : NA
Scanning Range (μm)
5X 920  0.46
10X 230  0.12
20X 57.5  0.03
40X 9.5  0.005

ThunderScan is supplied with the Graphics User Interface “Qtimage”, touch screen compatible, Windows 8, 7, Vista , XP  (32/64 bits)

QTIimage  GUI (included)

2D and 3D Acquisition mode
Z-stacking parameters: interval, number of sections
Time lapse acquisition
Export to 3rd party software

System_Calibration software (Included)

Main features:
XY calibration for each objective magnification
Z-stack alignment parameters calculation
Calibration data are stored in acquisition system memory

API / SDK (Optional)

An optional API/ SDK and a MicroManager plugin iare provided for  microscopy automated systems with comprehensive acquisition tools.

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Applications include:
  • 3D functional imaging of neuronal activity
  • Fast 3D recording of dynamic events or moving specimens
  • Electrophysology
  • Microfluidics
  • Live Imaging of cellular dynamics in three dimensions
The Easiest and Fastest Way to 3D imaging