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Nikon Launches the Next Generation N-STORM Super-Resolution Microscope System – N-STORM 4.0

With ten times faster acquisition speeds compared to conventional N-STORM, N-
Nikon has established a leading position in the field of super resolution microscopy since the release of N-STORM in 2010. STORM, or Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy is a super-resolution technique developed by Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang, a Howard Hughes Investigator at Harvard University. The technology localizes temporally isolated fluorescent molecules to reconstruct images with nanoscale resolution (~10 times greater resolution compared to conventional light microscopy). N-STORM 4.0 is the next step in the evolution of STORM imaging, enabling STORM imaging of dynamic processes in live cells.

N-STORM 4.0 utilizes an improved laser excitation design and a sCMOS camera that dramatically improves acquisition rates.
There is a rapidly growing interest in super-resolution microscopy as evidenced by the recent 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to the field of super-resolution microscopy. There is also an increasing need to expand these techniques to broader applications like live-cell imaging. Recent studies show that localization-based super-resolution imaging of live cells can provide unprecedented insights into the nanoscale dynamics of intracellular structures such as focal adhesions1, transferrin clusters in clathrin-coated pits2, and organelles including mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum3.

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