LifeCanvas MegaSPIM

• High-resolution data
• Streamlined post-processing
• Custom mounting solutions

Product Description

High-resolution light sheet microscopy

MegaSPIM is a highly flexible imaging system designed to rapidly acquire high-resolution data from a variety of tissue types, including: thin sections, cleared thick sections of human or nonhuman primate organs, and arrays of smaller cleared samples such as whole rodent organs or organoids. We offer custom mounting solutions for all of these tissues and more.

After image acquisition, our streamlined post-processing pipeline facilitates destriping, deskewing, and stitching large data sets. Easily create complete 3D image sets that are ready for analysis.


Hi-throughput volumetric imaging, designed for speed and versatility

Easily scan through your tissues and transform raw images into complete 3D stacks ready for viewing and analysis. With optional dual camera acquisition, efficiently generating high-quality data from multiple or larger samples has never been easier.

2-channel acquisition of large samples, like the 1mm-thick human brain section below, can be completed in just 8 hours with the 1.8X objective and a single camera.

Light sheet illumination and detection

MegaSPIM uses patented axial sweeping technology to capture images with uniform axial resolution across the entire field of view without deconvolution. Long working-distance objectives positioned at 45 degrees above the sample plane allow imaging of samples as laterally large as the travel range of the stage.

Our deskewing algorithm seamlessly translates these tilted image stacks into standard XY planes, ready to be stitched into complete XYZ stacks for visualization and analysis.


MegaSPIM Data Sheet SmartSpim Specifications Get a Quote Back to Light sheet Systems

Additional information


• Light Sheet Formation – Dynamic axial sweeping (Dean et al. 2015)
• Specimen Lateral Size – Up to 200 mm x 200 mm
• Detection Objective – 1.8X, 3.6X, 9X, 15X, 22X
• Camera – Hamamatsu ORCA-Fusion Digital sCMOS camera (2304 x 2304 pixels) with lightsheet readout mode
• Dual-Camera Acquisition – Doubled imaging throughput with independent focus control for each camera
• Laser Lines – Up to 7, 405 – 785 nm