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SARS-CoV2 at the surface of infected cells using Abberior STED

SARS-CoV2 ("Corona", magenta, Abberior STAR RED) and cellular actin (green, Abberior STAR ORANGE Phalloidin) in VeroE6 infected cells.

Copyright: MDVA team/CNRS Montpellier, France (D. Muriaux, C. Favard, M.-P. Blanchard @MRI)

Join our summer symposia in July 2020!

The Abberior Instruments Summer Symposia: an online series with brilliant speakers and live demos.

Every Tuesday in July. Join our webinars here.


NEW: Multiposition, Tiling, and Stitching with the STEDYCON

 The STEDYCON now supports motorized stages for stitched fields up to many millimeters. Learn more here!

New article about Abberior Instruments @Max Planck Innovation

Abberior Instruments was featured prominently in a special edition of Max Planck Forschung, the science magazine of the Max Planck Society.

Read the full version here.

Out now: New MINFLUX Publication in Nature Methods

MINFLUX in two colors and three dimensions with localization accuracies better than 1 nm.

Please check out the new publication:

Gwosch, K.C., Pape, J.K., Balzarotti, F. et al. "MINFLUX nanoscopy delivers 3D multicolor nanometer resolution in cells". Nat Methods (2020)

MINFLUX: The first commercial microscope with molecule-size resolution


MINFLUX (minimal photon flux) is the cutting-edge method for localizing fluorescent molecules  with unprecedented precision. 

By introducing the MINFLUX nanoscope, Abberior Instruments offers the first commercially available light microscope with a resolution of the size of a molecule. 

Click here to learn more...

NEW: Adaptive Optics with a deformable mirror

Learn how to stay sharp, even when focusing deep into tissue here.

New Insights on HIV virus revealed by Abberior STED-FCS

Using Abberior STED-FCS, a team from four European countries, comprising Christian Eggeling (Leibniz IPHT & Friedrich Schiller University Jena) and Delphine Muriaux (Montpellier Infectious Disease Research Institute) discovered the existence and composition of a lipid-based platform for HIV virus assembly.
These results provide novel molecular insights on HIV virus assembly and are a starting point for the development of new antiviral drugs.

Citation: C. Favard, J. Chojnack, P. Merida, N. Yandrapalli, J. Mak, C. Eggeling and D. Muriaux, "HIV-1 Gag specifically restricts PI(4,5)P2 and cholesterol mobility in living cells creating a nanodomain platform for virus assembly"Science Advances02 Oct 2019: Vol. 5, no. 10.

Abberior Instruments STEADYFOCUS

Boost your stability:

Our new push-button STEADYFOCUS module ensures that your images are perfectly in focus over days.

Abberior Instruments Facility Line

DyMIN STED + easy3D STED = unprecedented 3D STED resolution

Please check out the new Publication (link below): 

A combination of expansion microscopy and DyMIN 3D STED reveals the ultrastructure of centrioles. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii centrioles immunostained with Abberior STAR RED for polyglutamylated tubulin. Samples by P. Guichard & D. Gambarotto (University of Geneva).

D. Gambarotto, F. U. Zwettler, M. Le Guennec, M. Schmidt-Cernohorska, D. Fortun, S. Borgers, J. Heine, J. G. Schloetel, M. Reuss, M. Unser, E. S. Boyden, M. Sauer, V. Hamel & P. Guichard, “Imaging cellular ultrastructures using expansion microscopy (U-ExM)”, Nature Methods (2019)

Explanation videos of Adaptive Illumination (DyMIN, RESCue and MINFIELD STED)



DyMIN STED is a co-development between Stefan Hell and coworkers and Abberior Instruments. Read all technical details in the current PNAS publication, 2017: 

J. Heine, M. Reuss, B. Harke, E. D'Este, S. J. Sahl and S. W. Hell, "Adaptive-illumination STED nanoscopy", PNAS (2017)

Nature review on DyMIN STED: G. Pacchioni, "Always look on the bright side of the fluorophore", Nature Review Materials (2017)

From zero to STED in no time

Follow along with the incredibly quick installation of a STEDYCON super resolution microscope, uncut. We go from opening the carton to the first super-resolution STED image in under three minutes. Don't forget to check out the real time movie here: