Light microscopy, a widely used tool in biomedicine, life science and material research, utilizes tabletop devices in dedicated laboratories or imaging units, which require taking the sample to the analytical instrument.
Modern applications such as point-of-care diagnostics or long-term cell culture monitoring demand integrated solutions improving portability and flexibility to take the imaging instrument to the sample.
Microscope size reduction by simply downscaling the optical elements does reduce either the available field of view or the resolution, both compromising overall imaging performance and analytical usability. Therefore, we focus on the development of compact digital microscopy solutions providing high-resolution imaging of large object areas via different imaging modes adapted for various applications.
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