water immersion objectives

We specialize in designing and manufacturing multi-element high NA precision assemblies with diffraction limited performance as well as custom microscope objectives for single wavelength sampling and structured illumination microscopy techniques such as:

  • multi-photon
  • confocal
  • 2-photon
  • Light sheet
  • TIRF
  • STED

Lenses for Cutting-edge Research

Navitar optics are used in a wide variety of research and development applications spanning from high-tech cancer drug discovery, neonatal brain development research, and synthetic cell membrane creation.

We work with some of the world's most highly regarded medical research organizations including:

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Janelia Farm Research Campus
  • Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • MAX Planck Institute
  • Stanford University
  • MIT
  • Excelsius
  • Standford
oil immersion objectives

Our imaging optics and camera expertise helps to support the following applications in life science biotechnology.

Atomic Force Microscopy Biomedical Imaging
Blood Testing and Diagnostics Cancer Diagnostics
Cell Sorting, Live Cell Imaging  Sub-cellular Imaging
Digital Holographic Microscopy Infectious Disease Research
Epi-Illumination SPIM Microscopy In Vivo NIR / SWIR Fluorescence Imaging 
Light Sheet Microscopy Super Resolution Microscopy
Tissue Diagnostics/ Pathology Particle Size Analysis/Characterization
Specimen Tomosynthesis Virus Detection and Diagnostics
Flow Cytometry DNA Sequencing
Chemiluminescence Stem Cell Research
light sheet microscopy objectives for custom scope

Immersion Objectives for Cleared Tissue Sampling

Together, with Applied Scientific Imaging (ASi), we developed an immersion objective lens specifically designed for light sheet microscopy of cleared tissue samples, including ASi's Dual-view Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy system (diSPIM).

Designed for dipping media RI ranging from 1.33 to 1.56, an enhanced chemically resistant sealant and non-metallic cover make the lens compatible with a wide range of media including:

  • water with salt, sugars, and other solutes including routine-use biological buffers
  • FocusClear (CLARITY)
  • glycerol
  • mineral oil
  • silicone oil
  • TDE (2, 2-thiodiethanol)
  • ethyl cinnamate
  • benzyl bensoate
  • other proprietary organic media
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