HUYGENS deconvolution for Abberior STEDYCON
Easy, compact and affordable STED imaging & Deconvolution for every lab!
The easiest, most compact and most affordable STED system available, now also includes an efficient connection to the Huygens Software. This new feature allows researchers get the most out of their high-quality STED images by using the powerful and renowned Huygens deconvolution MLE algorithms and image analysis modules in a stand-alone Huygens Professional package.
Exchange data efficiently from STEDYCON to HUYGENS and optimize your image acquisition-processing worflow, and deconvolve/analyze your images with ease.
Super fast Processing
With full GPU acceleration support, the HUYGENS deconvolution for STEDYCON provides fast high-quality results, while the Deconvolution Express provides a fully automated deconvolution workflow.
Reliable MLE deconvolution
Includes a stand-alone HUYGENS Pro package; restoration is powered by the reliable and high-quality Huygens MLE deconvolution algorithms.
About the STEDYCON: revolutionizing STED nanoscopy
The revolutionary STEDYCON is developed by the inventors of STED at Abberior Instruments to bring state-of-the-art STED nanoscopy (<40 nm resolution) to labs and facilities for a very affordable price. The STEDYCON is a compact add-on module that can be integraded with most modern fluorescence microscopes via a C-mount connection, effectively upgrading any conventional epifluorescence or confocal microscope into a STED nanoscope system in a matter of minutes.
The STEDYCON can image 4 separate confocal channels (405nm, 488nm, 561nm, 640nm) and uses a single STED (775nm) depletion profile, enabling intrinsic multi-channel STED alignment. Because of the unique and patented easySTED design, the STEDYCON is just as powerful as more complex models, yet much more compact and highly affordable. The unique design optimizes optical alignment and makes the system practically maintenance and service free.
Why HUYGENS?: get more from your data!
STED is an intrinsic super-resolution technique (i.e. no post-processing is required to obtain super-resolution), and can easily reach a resolution below 40 nm. However, even with highly sensitive photon-counting detectors, the physics behind STED imaging and the intrinsic photon shot-noise limit the photon counts per pixel, leading to noisier images compared to the confocal counter-part. This can be partially solved by increasing line-accumulation, i.e. scanning the same lines multiple times, but this has the downside to slow down the image acquisition, and tends to result in more photo-bleaching issues and may cause cell or sample damage. And this is where Huygens will help:
The Huygens Professional package offered with STEDYCON (see below for more details), helps researchers to get more from their confocal and super-resolution STED images, even with low signal and with noisy images. The Huygens CMLE and GMLE deconvolution algorithms have shown to perform extremely well on dim and very noisy STED data, enabling users to image much faster and with less line-accumulation. In turn this allows users to acquire images much faster, reduce bleaching and minimize cell damage. The powerful automatic and/or manual restoration options in Huygens make the images more reliable and easier to visualize and analyze, enabling researchers to save a significant amount of time with their imaging and image processing workflow.
Improve image acquisition speed
Reduce background signal
Increase resolution (lateral and axial!)
Drift correction (stabilization)
Spherical Aberration Correction
Advanced 2D & 3D Visualization & Analysis
Connection to HUYGENS Professional: optimized workflow
Huygens now fully supports the STEDYCON OBF data format. Users can open OBF data directly in Huygens via drag-and-drop or via the regular open command. Huygens automatically reads in all meta-data required for accurate deconvolution and further processing.*
The STEDYCON acquisition software also introduces a new feature that allows users to send any image from their imaging session to Huygens Professional with a single mouse-click. The dataset can be easily deconvolved in Huygens via the fully automated Deconvolution Express, or with the Deconvolution Wizard when the users prefers full manual control on the deconvolution settings.
* For optimal support of OBF meta-data in Huygens, the data should be acquired with version 4.0 of the STEDYCON software, and Huygens version 19.04 or higher is recommended. Data acquired with version 6.0 of the STEDYCON or with the Abberior Facility Line requires Huygens versions 21.04 or higher. A license flag (I) is required in the Huygens license in order to make use of the Abberior Image Feeder functionality. Contact us if you require a test license.
Speed up: GPU acceleration
Both confocal and STED images acquired with STEDYCON can be deconvolved very efficiently on the CPU, but the processing can be further accelerated using a GPU card. For an optimal experience with any Huygens Deconvolution method we do advise using the GPU acceleration to give you high-quality results up to 30 times faster compared to CPU processing, resulting in near-instant deconvolution results. Click on 'Compare speed' to get an impression of the deconvolution speed with GPU acceleration vs CPU-only for a typical sized STED z-stack using a high-end GPU. For more info, visit the Huygens GPU page.
HUYGENS for STEDYCON: what's included?
Abberior Instruments offers various Huygens Professional configurations, optimized for the STEDYCON and tailored to fit your various image analysis needs. A powerful, yet very affordable and compact GPU acceleration workstation can be optionally added to your STEDYCON configuration for most efficient image processing. The workstation specs have been selected by SVI and Abberior Instruments specialists to ensure an optimal supported solution.
The HUYGENS for STEDYCON configurations include a stand-alone Huygens Professional license and includes many useful functionalities such as: Deconvolution Wizard, Deconvolution Express, Batch Processor and various easy-to-use 2D and 3D visualization tools. The table below provides an overview of the various Huygens packeges offered by Abberior Instruments.
It is always possible to extend your Huygens license with additional options. Any Huygens STEDYCON package can be installed on the acquisition system, but it is also possible to install/migrate the Huygens license to a separate workstation. If you are interested in any other option not shown in the table below, please Contact us for the posibilties.
If you would like to learn more about which Huygens solution suits your research needs best, please contact either Abberior Instruments or SVI.
Contact SVI for multi-user and/or floating license possibilities, or request pricing information for a (multi-user) solution that best suits your needs.
|HUYGENS for STEDYCON as offered by Abberior Instruments. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing info.|
|HUYGENS Pro Starter Package for STEDYCON||HUYGENS Pro Plus Package for STEDYCON||HUYGENS Pro Plus Analysis Package for STEDYCON|
|Huygens Professional included as stand-alone package.
Includes: Deconvolution Wizard, Batch Processor, Operations Window, Scripting & many useful visualization tools.
|Deconvolution Express & Batch Express|
|Confocal Optical option|
|STED Optical option|
|Object Stabilizer option|
|Full File Reader|
|Small GPU option|
|Large GPU option||(Optional)|
|Abberior Image Feeder option|
|1.5 hour Remote training by SVI staff|
|1 Year Maintenance & Upgrades|
(Wizard + Advanced + Compact)
|Extended Maintenance & Upgrades (3 years total)||(Optional)||(Optional)||(Optional)|
Options marked with a and any other option in Huygens can be optionally added via SVI. Contact SVI for all the possbilities or request a quote.
Download now: get started!
You are always welcome to try out Huygens deconvolution on your confocal and STED images. When you install the Huygens Suite on your computer, also feel free to try out our other products. You can also request pricing information or contact us for more information about the options best suited for your hardware and image processing needs.Download Now!