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Here, you can add the finishing touches to your instrument, those small things that you don’t want to miss.

useful bits and pieces

Background-free MATRIX STED image of actin in microvilli of Caco2 cells

MATRIX Detector

Many eyes see more than one. The MATRIX detector drastically improves signal-to-background ratio, resolution, and dynamic range.

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TIMEBOW lifetime imaging for stunning results at confocal and STED super-resolution.

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Neurons stained for spectrin and adducine

FLEXPOSURE Illumination

Brings down the light dose on your sample and lables dramatically. Key ingredient for volume and live-cell superresolution.

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xz section of a stage 17 Drosophila embryo, stained for chitin and DNA


Dynamic aberration correction with a deformable mirror over about 200 µm z-range. 140 digital actuators adjust the mirror surface within milliseconds.

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Axial STED image of actin in mouse inner ear hair cells


3D-STED and aberration control, the easy way

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Three-color STED image of microtubules, myosin and actin in the growth cone of a neuron's axon

RAINBOW Detection

Continuously variable spectral detection.

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STED Lasers

All-pulsed STED lasers for maximum resolution and minimal bleaching.

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Every beam in order, including pinhole and STED-shape

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Continuous focus-lock, even with STED

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Excitation Lasers

Pulsed excitation lasers for virtually every wavelength.

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Things to make your life easier

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Custom upright 3D STED microscope by abberior

Custom Solutions

We offer solutions for even the most challenging applications. Everything that can be done, we will do.

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light detection

Transmitted light is imaged without time loss, simultaneously to your confocal and STED recordings. Compatible with all lasers, including your pulsed 595nm as well the 775nm pulsed STED.



An important, yet often overlooked component that can make or break good imaging. At abberior, we take test images with all third-party objective lenses before we install them in your microscope and only the best objective lenses are handpicked for our STED and MINFLUX systems.

And since our EASY3D unit is compatible with all types of high-NA objectives, we offer the widest range of lenses for STED of all manufacturers. Oil immersion, water, silicon or glycerol, dipping lenses, and even air immersion – let your sample dictate the objective lens, not your microscope.




Indispensable for environmental control during live-cell imaging, we offer stage-top incubation chambers as well as cage incubators. All major vendors are compatible with our microscopes.

While we’re talking about live-cell imaging, did we mention that our autofocus works without interruptions even in STED mode?



The RESOLFT device offered by abberior is a superresolution point scanning system for switchable GFPs. It features the lowest principal light dosages of all superresolution methods and is greatly suited for live-cell imaging.

  • Fully compatible and integrated
  • Other options on request

For making life a little easier

Dr. Andreas Schönle. Caption: Physicist, Co-Founder and passionate Photon Hunter

Why do we usually recommend APDs in our microscopes and why aren’t we worried about the supposedly lower dynamic range?

Having too many photons is never a problem. Therefore, detectors with the highest quantum efficiency are always the best choice, such as in a MATRIX array.

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Axial STED image of actin in mouse inner ear hair cells


3D-STED and aberration control, the easy way

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