Scientifica HyperScope | Multiphoton Microscopy and Photostimulation

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Scientifica HyperScope

Perform two-photon imaging, three-photon imaging, photostimulation and fluorescence lifetime imaging with the HyperScope multiphoton system.

Available with a variety of scanning configurations, the SliceScope or VivoScope frames and a diverse range of detectors, this is a versatile and flexible system that can be tailored and upgraded to suit your experimental needs.

The HyperScope is available as a single or dual scan head with galvo-galvo, resonant-galvo or galvo-galvo-resonant scan mirror configurations. Detectors available include the MDU, MDU XL, ChromoFlex and FLIM Upgrade kit. Take a look at our buyer’s guide to see our full multiphoton range and all scan head, frame and detector options available.

Multiphoton Imaging Systems Buyer's Guide

HyperScope Brochure

(in vivo or in vitro)

  • Three-photon imaging
  • Two-photon imaging
  • Second harmonic generation
  • Two-photon photostimulation
  • Fluorescence lifetime imaging
  • All-optical interrogation of neurons

Dual scan head

Two light paths enable simultaneous multiphoton imaging and photostimulation with exceptional performance.

Various scanning arrangements

The scan mirrors on the imaging path can be configured as a galvo-galvo, resonant-galvo or galvo-galvo-resonant scan head.

Extended wavelength range

The HyperScope optics are coated for wavelengths of 1300 nm and beyond to give you more experimental flexibility, with proven three-photon capability right off the shelf.

Image up to 4 colours

Compatible with our ChromoFlex detection module to enable multiphoton imaging of up to four colours with highly-sensitive GaAsP and gated GaAsP photomultiplier tubes.

Deep imaging

Outstanding images of the finest structures deep within your sample. Thanks to multiphoton optical sectioning, stunning three-dimensional reconstructions can be easily produced.

Pioneering slim design

The compact footprint and flexible design of the multiphoton system allows easy integration with other techniques such as electrophysiology.

Easy access to the light path

Simply remove the cover of the scan head to gain access to the complete light path.

Optional side port

If only one scanning path is mounted, the second mounting position offers access to a side port with a standardised optomechanical interface, allowing researchers to add a custom scan path.

Upgradeable to FLIM  

Compatible with the Scientifica FLIM Upgrade kit for simultaneous fluorescence intensity and fluorescence lifetime imaging, in up to two colour channels. 

HyperScope in vitro configuration 360° view

The HyperScope can do three-photon imaging without requiring any modifications to the scan head or relay optics. See some of the data acquired using the HyperScope and MDU XL here.


3D projection of a mouse olfactory bulb, showing GFP labelling of the olfactory glomeruli and sulforhodamin labelling of the blood vessel network. Data kindly provided by Dr. Tobias Ackels at The Francis Crick Institute using our HyperScope and MDU XL during a three-photon demo.
3P images of nestin-positive cells in the ex-vivo sternum, 200 microns deep. Red: SHG from the bone structure, Green: 3P excited GFP in nestin positive cells.
3P images of nestin-positive cells in the ex-vivo sternum, 200 microns deep using the HyperScope. Red: SHG from the bone structure, Green: 3P excited GFP in nestin positive cells.
Mitral cells of the mouse olfactory bulb. Left is with dura and right is without. Top: taken using two-photon imaging. Bottom: imaged with three photons, The three-photon images have a higher contrast and show finer details.


Olfactory bulb of a transgenic mouse expressing GCaMP6f in most neurons. Imaged using three-photon excitation. Imaged through the intact dura, through an acute craniotomy.

Video: in vivo 6DPF zebrafish larvae expressing GCamp6 imaged using the HyperScope

Imaged during the Drosophila course at Cold Spring Harbor in 2017
Imaged during the Drosophila course at Cold Spring Harbor in 2017
Z-stacks from in vivo 6 days post fertilisation zebrafish
Z-stacks from in vivo 6 days post fertilisation zebrafish


Two-photon fixed cell images using the HyperScope

From left to right: Bovine pulmonary artery endothelial cells labelled with MitoTracker® Red CMXRos for mitochondia, stained with Alexa Fluor® 488 phalloidin for F-actin; Muntjac skin fibroblast, F-actin was labelled with green-fluorescent Alexa Fluor® 488 phalloidin; Mouse kidney section stained with Alexa Fluor® 488 wheat germ agglutin - the filamentous actin prevalent in glomeruli and the brush border were stained with red-fluorescent Alexa Fluor® 568.

Above are two images, which were captured using Scientifica's Hyperscope system at Cold Spring Harbour in 2017.  The underside of an American Oak leaf was imaged using two-photon excitation.Left: 3D projection of the entire imaged volume. Right: Single focus plane from the same 3D image stack.
Above are two images, which were captured using Scientifica's Hyperscope system at Cold Spring Harbour in 2017. The underside of an American Oak leaf was imaged using two-photon excitation. Left: 3D projection of the entire imaged volume. Right: Single focus plane from the same 3D image stack.

These measurements were taken with two HyperScope systems, employing a Nikon 16X 0.8 NA 3 mm WD objective at 850 nm. The measured field of view at a scan angle of ±15° was 1 mm.

The Point Spread Function measurements (below) were carried out by imaging 0.2µm polystyrene fluorescent beads mounted on the surface of a coverslip. From this figure you can see how our unique relay lens system enables having comparable resolution across the field of view.

HyperScope PSF performance measures
PSF measurements taken at the centre and four corners of the field of view

The relay lenses also provide a constant intensity across the field of view, which can be observed on both the 3D surface plot and the 2D plot profile below.

Field flatness was mapped using a homogeneous fluorescent sample. Please note that the field of view of 1 mm corresponds only to the top portion of the plot.


Software

SciScan is Scientifica's award-winning two-photon acquisition software designed and built by Scientifica in collaboration with researchers.

Scientifica’s multiphoton hardware is also fully integrated into Vidriotech's ScanImage software packages. This software is developed by researchers at the HHMI Janelia Farm research campus specifically for neuroscience applications.

The HyperScope is also available with other custom software.

In vitro setup

HyperScope: In vitro setup

In vivo setup

HyperScope: In vivo setup


Movable in vivo setup

HyperScope: Movable in vivo setup

Extended movable in vivo setup

HyperScope: Extended movable in vivo setup

Testimonials

"The HyperScope is nothing short of remarkable. It is amazing how flexible this scope is and how many things one can do. You can design stimulations and generate various combinations of images. The ability to have two beams and visualise multiple areas of interest, along with the combination of resonant and galvo scanners is what makes this scope distinct from the rest."
Dr. Chi-Hon Lee
"It was great. We were imaging the optic tectum of zebrafish larvae and it was really fast. It’s a really nice system."
Dr. Andrew Boyce, University of Calgary (User at the 2018 Neurophotonics Summer School)
I chose Scientifica’s HyperScope mostly for the modular design. This is a system that is really built for individuals who are wanting to incorporate imaging into electrophysiology. I love the idea that it can handle the second scan path for simultaneous photostimulation. The modular design really allows us to incorporate our slice work.
Dr. Matthew Parsons, The Memorial University of Newfoundland
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