M Squared

For the development of the Aurora microscope, enabling 3D imaging of live cells, improving the understanding of diseases and providing a better chance of curing them

For the development of the Aurora microscope, enabling 3D imaging of live cells, improving the understanding of diseases and providing a better chance of curing them.

M Squared developed Aurora for scientists to perform 3D volumetric imaging of live cells and fixed tissue so they can understand more about the biological processes of diseases such as cancer and dementia, with the hope of finding cures.

To meet the varying and high demands in neuroscience, developmental biology, regenerative medicine and cancer research, M Squared used Airy beam propagation lightsheet technology because understanding functional biology requires simultaneous sub-cellular and tissue imaging to be performed in seconds and minutes rather than hours.

Compact, modular and affordable, Aurora is a step change in light-sheet imaging technology that is capable of high spatial resolution, a large field of view, low photo-bleaching and deeper penetration, while rapidly acquiring and processing scanned data. It can also be configured to suit a researcher’s specific requirements and budget.

Aurora is also facilitating new and exciting collaborations with researchers at leading universities and institutes that are pushing the system’s capabilities, for example, large-area pancreatic function studies in Zebrafish, brain organoids and connectomes in neuroscience, where large-volume and sub-cellular resolution is required.