• Keck Graduate Institute, Alex Zambon, Pharmaceutical Sciences:

“Extraction of quantitative data from time-lapse imaging can provide unprecedented insights into cell signaling in single cells. A limiting factor in moving this field forward is the cost of existing live imaging systems, until now. The Lumascope 720 has enabled our small budget laboratory to extract real-time data from our multi-color live cell reporters. Thanks to the 720, we have been able to switch over from expensive ELISA based broken cell assays that measure the average signal across heterogeneous populations of cells at a single time point to now acquiring essentially free data points at single cell resolution over time. Also, thanks to the motorized stage and multiwell format we don’t need to use our plate reader anymore.”


  • University of California, Berkeley, R Zucker, Neurobiology Division:

“The Lumascope 620 with 1200-pixel frame sizes and a 20X objective provides far brighter and more uniform illumination than I have ever seen on any microscope using a standard Xe, Hg, or incandescent illuminator.  Bravo!”


  • Stanford Univ, Stary Neuroscience Lab:

“The Lumascope allowed us to resolve low intensity fluorescent labeling that our much higher priced microscope (from a well known company) could not!”


  • North American molecular diagnostics company:

“We have been working with Etaluma on developing the fluorescence imaging portion of our instrument. After looking at many other options, we selected a Lumascope optics module and are working with Etaluma to maximize our dye imaging signal and customize the module body. We have found this to be a very cooperative process, sharing ideas back and forth, with the common goal of providing a quality product that meets our specifications at an affordable price.”


  • McMaster University:

“The Lumascope is really [a] wonderful product!”


  • Custom Lumascope with a Corning 21-layer Hyperstack Stem Cell growth chamber:

“Thank you so much for going out of your way to get your microscope to work for our application!!  It was amazing to see the cells so clearly.”


  • NIH laboratory using a Lumascope 620:

“We really enjoyed your microscope and can see many potential uses in our lab. We are also very interested in the 720 and will consider looking into one of those later in the summer.”


  • University of Laval, Canada:

“Very easy to use. Students love it and results so far meet our expectations.”


  • Biotech company using a Lumascope 500:

“We love the Lumascope 500 because now we can get accurate transfection efficiencies!”


  • University of Hawaii:

“….wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the Lumascope….It is really easy to use and the students love it.”