Compact Cell Imager with Fluorescence

1mm field of view

  • Fluorescence, brightfield and darkfield imaging
  • Fluorophores GFP, YFP, PI SYTO9, DS Red
  • Fast and simple to use
  • Timelapse and remote view

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  • Views samples from below in flasks, well plates and Petri dishes or on slides
  • Can be left inside a COincubator and sterilised
  • 1 micron resolution for viewing cells
  • Display images on a phone, tablet or computer without opening the door
  • Instant sharing with colleagues anywhere


Epifluorescence Excitation 465nm, emission detected 500-700nm with colour camera to detect green, yellow and red emission.
Suitable for a wide range of fluorophores including GFP, YFP, PI SYTO9, DS Red
Fixed lens and filter cubes so that the microscope is sealed for use inside incubators. Easy sterilisation and cleaning
Epifluorescence: Camera and Fluorescence illuminator are both below the sample.
Field of View 1.2 mm x 0.9 mm
Resolution 1 micron
Maximum Magnification Equivalent to x10 objective, 0.25 NA
Working Distance 0 to 3mm stage to sample.
Maximum Flask Height 48mm, taller flasks on request
Illumination Transillumination modes: Brightfield; Low NA brightfield; High contrast brightfield; Darkfield and Digital phase contrast.
Display (not included) Smartphone, tablet, or computer with WiFi Direct connection, no internet connection or router is required
Image Sharing Images and videos are stored on the display device for easy sharing. Images can be viewed remotely in Google Photos or any image sharing software. Time-Lapse on Android devices.
ioLight App Free to download from the Apple® or Google Play® app store Embedded web server connects to Google Chrome and most other browsers on any WiFi computer
Microscope makes a WiFi hotspot, no router or infrastructure necessary
Image Format 5MP (2592 x 1944 pixels); colour JPG.
BMP and PNG available on the web browser
Video Format MPEG-4; colour; up to 1296 x 972; 10 fps
Not available on web server
Z-Stacking Web server only: 12 images at different focus points May be stacked using Photoshop, ImageJ or other image software
Weight 1.9kg
Dimensions 210 x 140 x 132mm, Taller flask models are >132mm high
Power Integrated Li-ion rechargeable battery, USB charger supplied.
Power lead is sealed to prevent ingress of the atmosphere
Battery life: 5 hours with constant streaming.


  • A tablet or phone running iOS 8.1 or higher or Android® 4.4 or higher, or a computer with WiFi and Google Chrome (or another web browser)
  • We recommend newer, faster devices. Older low-performance devices may work, but this is not guaranteed.

What's In The Box

  • Your ioLight Microscope
  • USB charger, international model
  • Users’ guide and certificate of conformity

Time-Lapse for Android

  • The standard Android app allows Android Devices to record a sequence of Time-Lapse images from your ioLight microscope automatically. The app records images at regular intervals of a few minutes to days.
  • Time-Lapse is great to use with the Inverted Microscope to monitor the growth of cells and cultures in incubators.


App Requires Android device
Now included in the standard Android App from the Google Play Store
Minimum Interval 20 seconds
Number of Images Limited by the storage available on the Android device.
Each image requires <1Mb of storage space
Usage For long runs, connect your Android device to power keep the app running in the foreground.
Remote Access The ioLight Internet Module connects your ioLight microscope to the internet and your Android tablet at the same time. This means that Time Lapse images can be shared anywhere in real-time using Google photos or any other photo-sharing app. This allows researchers to view their experiments from home overnight or at the weekends.

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