Expansion Microscopy Enlarges Samples Providing Clearer Images

Expansion Microscopy, developed by Harvard and MIT researchers, enlarges sample sizes by 100 fold. Consequently, you can see cell tissues with greater clarity and precision.

How Expansion Microscopy Works

Conventional Electron microscopy limits the ability to clearly image in great detail biological tissue that is smaller than a lights wavelength.

On the other hand, this new technology successfully enlarges tissue samples within a special, carefully produced polymer. Adding water to the slide enlarges the tissue sample for high resolution easy viewing.

Consequently, cell lesions for signs of cancer and other types of diseases expand at resolutions not possible with electron microscopy.

Photo of biological tissue under expansion microscopy

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