Ultrahigh resolution dark-field microscopy

A new microscopy system (CytoViva) allows visualization of ultrafine particles and structures in living cells.

TiO and cells

TiO2 particles with cells
TiO2 particles with cells
Photo: 
Biomat UiB

The ultrahigh resolution dark-field microscope makes it possible to view particles in the nanorange with living cells placed in a live chamber. Thus. cell and particle behavior can be monitored in real time.

The system is equipped with dual fluorescence illumination which makes it possible to visualize biochemical changes in the cells.

 

Mihaela Roxana Cimpan