Return to the Lab Guide

If you are returning to the lab after a few months away there are few things to consider when preparing for the new normal. Check out these tips and ideas to help ease your return including some built-in features and tools that facilitate remote and social distancing microscopy.

Return to the Lab Checklist

Please review this handy checklist for steps to take as you prepare to return to your lab.

View the checklist

Printable version of the checklist

Educational Materials

Remote Microscopy

Remote Microscopy

In this blog post, the author summarizes helpful tips to leverage remote monitoring and operation capabilities for microscopes.

How to Accelerate Experiments

How to Accelerate Experiments

A critical question that has arisen is how we can make up for delays in experiments that were put on hold. This blog post provides some ideas to speed up your experiments.

Long Live Cell Imaging

Long Live Cell Imaging

Making long experiments such as live cell imaging more stable and sustainable can minimize the time you spend in the lab. Read this blog post for some tips.

Routine Microscope Care and Adjustments

Routine Microscope Care and Adjustments

Consult our free downloadable step-by-step guides on daily microscope maintenance procedures, a useful tool for users without access to on-site support. 

Products that Support Social Distancing

VS200 Research Slide Scanner

  • Research
  • Clinical Research

VS200 Research Slide Scanner

  • Digitize whole slide images for remote observation
  • Discuss and consult cases remotely using the dedicated image management server and free OlyVia slide viewer software
  • Achieve fully digitized microscopy supported by multiple observation method capabilities
  • Simplified and powerful workflow

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cellSens Imaging Software

  • Research
  • Clinical Research

cellSens Imaging Software

  • Instant MIA—Affordable and easy add-on solution to create stitched images, even with a manual microscope
  • NetCam--Remote image sharing solution with Full HD 30 fps image quality

Learn more

Online Resource

Digitizing Slides Using a Manual Microscope and Digital Camera


CM20 Incubation Monitoring System

  • Clinical Research

CM20 Incubation Monitoring System

  • Dedicated for remote cell culture monitoring to minimize the entry to labs
  • Monitor the growth to identify the best timing for passage from your PC or tablet
  • Check and quantify the cell growth capability after a long cryopreserved period
  • Compact to fit in incubators

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EP50 Microscope Digital Camera

  • Research
  • Clinical Research

EP50 Microscope Digital Camera

  • Observe and capture images remotely with your mobile so you can avoid touching the shared camera
  • Direct stream images to a monitor via an HDMI interface to share them while maintaining your distance
  • Quick solution for a socially distanced microscopy classroom. Students and teachers can share what they’re seeing through their own scopes remotely

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See our other microscope digital cameras

Online Resource

How to Safely Use Microscopes in Any Educational Setting

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