We introduce a random access parallel (RAP) imaging modality that uses a novel design inspired by a Newtonian telescope to image multiple spatially separated samples without moving parts or robotics. This scheme enables near simultaneous image capture of multiple petri dishes and random-access imaging with sub-millisecond switching times at the full resolution of the camera. This enables the RAP system to capture long duration records from different samples in parallel, which is not possible using conventional automated microscopes. The system is demonstrated by continuously imaging multiple cardiac monolayer and Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) preparations.
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- Gil Bub
- Simon Thibault
Funders support enabled acquisition of equipment used in this study and also funded summer student stipends for undergraduate authors.
- Jonathan Ewbank, Aix Marseille Université, INSERM, CNRS, France
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