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Expanding views with 3D microscopes

When scientists from the Belgian Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) met technology transfer professionals, they could not foresee how only a couple of years later they would be heading a firm developing and selling a full range of microscopes based on digital holography. The basic technology was developed at the university, the applications by the spin-off company Ovizio.

Studying liquids and making real-time images of cells in a flow, with a broader scope. These are just some of the advantages of 3D digital holographic microscopes, where the light source is a laser beam. These microscopes provide images that cannot be seen through a traditional lens. Instead, they are translated to the computer screen and can be transformed in quantitative actionable data. These holograms provide much more information than ordinary microscopes do. They can be used to count cells and determine cell viability in life science applications.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for 
research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 305128
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