Technology

Chip NanoImaging's technology platform is based on research performed at the University of Tromsø. The field is super-resolution microscopy or nanoscopy.

The power of nanoscopy

Most super-resolution techniques today are based on fluorescence microscopy. Super-resolution microscopy is a relatively new technology that makes it possible to see small details that are impossible to see with traditional optical microscopy. Our contribution to nanoscopy is the introduction of a novel chip concept comprising a waveguide that allows for better illumination of a much larger area compared to existing technology.

Chip NanoImaging super-resolution microscopy demonstrated on a liver cell stained for F-actin.

Chip NanoImaging super-resolution microscopy demonstrated on a liver cell stained for F-actin.

Photonic chip to illuminate the sample

Chip-based microscopy uses photonic integrated circuits as means to illuminate the sample. This means that the illumination can be tailored for the application, e.g. illuminating large areas using wide wavegduies or illuminating pre-determined areas using waveguide branches.

Chip NanoImaging Laser Light coupled into waveguide on the nanochip.

High-resolution  large content nanoimaging

Chip NanoImaging waveguide technology allows wide field of view illumiation. The illuminated region is confined by the waveguide and can be made almost arbritrarly wide. The user is free to choose any magnification/NA objective lens for imaging. Crisp  images with or without super-resolution.

High-resolution nanoimage

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