The right side of the DualStation features a specially developed twin magnification, inverted high contrast imaging module that delivers a performance such as that normally associated with complex inverted microscopes. As part of the unique thought process behind DualStation, Opto has introduced a groundbreaking new feature within this inverted module - namely, the ability to see 2 completely different optical magnifications at the same time, and using just one fixed objective lens. Thanks to a highly innovative optical design, and 2 integrated onboard camera sensors, this module delivers 200x and 400x magnifications on screen simultaneously, in full high contrast, and with completely live refresh rates.
This provides the user with a very pleasant experience of 'overview' image and 'detail' image simultaneously, not only providing the additional imaging benefits, but also enabling a very useful navigational aspect when moving the sample dish around using the unique integrated XY positioning disc.
Illumination for the high magnification side is provided by a unique fixed condenser illuminator, designed to deliver very high contrast to the sample. Moreover, this illuminator module can be rotated through 35 degrees away from the stereo side in order to maximise working area when needed, for example during embryo pick ups with large pipettes.