Welcome to Etaluma!
Etaluma is delivering the future of microscopy with the LumaScope series of low-cost, research-grade imaging instruments.
By creating a strikingly simple and innovative fluorescent microscope, Etaluma has dramatically lowered the cost of this powerful technology. Previously only available to large, well-funded laboratories, now smaller labs, individual researchers, and scientists in the developing world can access the potential of fluorescent microscopes.
Our team is bringing together top talents from a wide range of disciplines to revolutionize the way microscopes are designed. Meet the team
LumaScope 500 Time Lapse
...such a device will dramatically alter the equation for who uses fluorescence microscopy and how...it just opens up a whole new set of potential users, who will think of 1000 ways to use it that you, the developer, never dreamed of.
Observe cardiac myocytes undergoing division, time-lapse imaged with phase contrast on the LumaScope 500 by Dr. Zambon at UCSD.
2/26/2010 - 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus discusses the LumaScope with Etaluma Co-Founder Brian Rasnow
LumaView 600 Video Demo
Illuminating the cell cycle with three channel (phase, red, and green) fluorescent cell cycle reporters in human HT1080 fibrosarcoma cells. Video generated with LumaQuant software. Movies provided by Alex Zambon and LumaQuant software from Stanton Biosciences.
Example of LumaScope/LumaView 600 Composite Image
Image captured using the LumaScope 600 constructed from three separate images. Taken with a 40x Olympus objective, w/ a FluoCell # 2, Molecular Probes.
From Knox College (Galesburg, IL)
Image captured using the LumaScope by college students in a molecular biology class. C. elegans expressing GFP in muscle cells with a nuclear localization tag. more