Technology for super-resolution microscopy


In recent years the field of optical microscopy came up with a couple of new technologies allowing to break the diffraction limit postulated by Ernst Abbe. However, due to the lack of standardized methods for measuring and quantifying the resolution obtained by such a system, the user could not be sure that the used microscope provides the resolution which is required for his experiment.

Nanorulers for super-resolution systems

Our innovative nanorulers now allow a fast, easy and precise determination of resolution values in any common super-resolution system (STED, SIM, (d)STORM, DNA-PAINT) as well as in diffraction limited applications (GATTA-Confocal). On the one hand the instantaneous visible, significant result makes it easy for users to proof their microscope’s resolution and on the other hand provides an opportunity for microscope manufacturers to demonstrate the performance of their products in an eye-catching way.

Fluorescent beads for optical microscopy

Additionally, GATTAquant developed point-like light sources performing the highest brightness density in the world. These gattabeads are ideal tools for exact and quantitative characterizations of super-resolution microscopes (especially STED systems) or as reference points for drift correction or particle tracking. Hereby gattabeads are not only much brighter than conventional beads of comparable size but also provide a higher homogeneity and flexibility.


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DE-38106 Braunschweig

Phone: +49 (531) 391 552 55

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