The LV200 standalone microscope system from Olympus America can provide sub-sec imaging with enhanced clarity and brilliance, when used with some of the latest luminescence probes. The microscope features special optical elements and the shortest-possible light path from sample to detector to maximize light capture and minimize the loss of valuable luminescence photons from living cells. In addition, the space-efficient, benchtop unit features a built-in live-cell incubator and a light-tight casing that prevents ambient light from interfering with imaging. Together, these design elements allow researchers to acquire much brighter luminescence images using much shorter exposure times, even over extended periods. Microscope imaging applications include biological processes in chronobiology, neuroscience, developmental and plant biology and more.