Cfi S Plan Fluor Lwd 20xc And Cfi S Plan Fluor Lwd Adm 20xc For Biological Microscopes – Oct 29, 2018 – Tokyo, Japan (Techreleased) – Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the CFI S Plan Fluor LWD 20XC and CFI S Plan Fluor LWD ADM 20XC objectives for biological microscopes. These objectives are effective in research utilizing stem cells and drug design research. They are capable of a long working distance*1 and provide a high numerical aperture. These objectives provide clear images even in observation with plastic cell-culture dishes, which are frequently used in various types of research.

The CFI S Plan Fluor LWD 20XC is suitable for brightfield, fluorescence and DIC observation, and the CFI S Plan Fluor LWD ADM 20XC can be used for brightfield, fluorescence and phase contrast observation.

Product Concept

Plastic cell-culture dishes are usually used in research utilizing stem cells because they enable stable sample cultivation. Compound evaluations and toxicity tests using large numbers of stem cells are conducted in drug design development. In these fields of research, there is also a demand for effective acquisition of sharp images using plastic dishes.

To meet this demand, Nikon has been developing the CFI S Plan Fluor LWD 20XC and CFI S Plan Fluor LWD ADM 20XC objectives to provide both a long working distance and a high numerical aperture (NA). They enable rapid acquisition of bright, high-resolution images, improving cell screening throughput.