RESPONDING to demands in the confocal microscopy industry, Piezosystem Jena, represented by Lastek , has introduced a new longer travel stage for focusing microscope objectives.
The new stage, the MIPOS 5 is based on a similar design of the popular MIPOS 3, but with almost 5x the travel - 500μm.
The new symmetric design of the MIPOS 5 gives it an extremely low angular deviation of only 10μrad over the entire travel. This is important for work using very high magnifications.
The most popular application for this device will be step and scan image acquisition for the confocal microscopist. The large travel of 500μm (400 in closed loop) will allow 3-D modeling of complex cell structures.