Scientists have characterised the application of the Phase Focus Virtual Lens® technology in electron microscopy as “disruptive”, commenting that the ability to generate high contrast without the use of potentially damaging stains “will revolutionise the way that electron microscopy is applied in the life sciences.”
The technique behind the Phase Focus Virtual lens®, known in the academic literature as ptychography, is being rapidly adopted as an important tool in X-ray microscopy, adding to its existing applications at electron and visible light wavelengths.
The publication entitled “Ptychography – a label free, high-contrast imaging technique for live cells using quantitative phase information” was published in Nature Scientific Reports today.
Optics.org, the leading online resource for the photonics industry, comments that Phase Focus’s June 2012 £3.2 million venture capital investment could bring “a highly disruptive optical technology to a very broad range of markets …
Phase Focus Limited is pleased to announce that it has raised £3.2 million in an equity based funding round, to accelerate revenue generation of its revolutionary imaging and microscopy technology – the Phase Focus Virtual Lens®.
A paper written by Phase Focus technical staff and published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Optical Society of America demonstrates a three-dimensional extension to the Company’s Phase Focus Virtual Lens® method.