ANU engineers have built an advanced microscope which can film blood cells and firing neurons within living animals in real-time.
The Advanced Microscope has double the imaging speed of conventional scanning microscopes, and is more flexible in its design as it can be speed up or slowed down to capture slow moving blood cells or fast moving neurons firing in the brain.
Lead ANU engineer, Dr Steve Lee, is currently developing an industry partnership to commercialise the Advanced Microscope which will allow scientists to analyse complex medical problems, from blood disorders and cancer to neurological disorders.
Dr Lee has also secured a Global Connections Priming Grant to collaborate with a US Industry optics partner. The grant will enable further expansion of the Advanced Microscopy System’s capability by investigating new active micro-optics devices.