Huygens 4.5 released!

Monday 16 of December, 2013
Scientific Volume Imaging proudly announces the release of Huygens Software version 4.5 with a lot of new features and option extensions, including Nikon ND2 file format support, STED 3X deconvolution and chromatic shift correction in batch mode.

Further details about this new Huygens version can be found here: http://www.svi.nl/WhatsNew

Getting the software

Huygens 4.5 can be downloaded from http://www.svi.nl/download.

Customers that have a valid maintenance contract have automatically received their new licenses in a separate email. If you did not receive your license(s) or have any questions, please contact us at salesImage .

If you would like to have a look at the latest options, please contact
licenseImage for a free trial license.

Karin Panser from IMP - Vienna (Austria) wins Huygens Image Contest 2013

Thursday 05 of December, 2013
The complete SVI team has reviewed the images submitted for the Huygens Image Contest and decided to award the 1st prize to Mrs. Karin Panser from IMP - Vienna (Austria). She wins a new Google Nexus 10 2 tablet.

Second and third prize winners are Dr. Ulrike Engel from the Nikon Imaging Center, BioQuant, Heidelberg, Germany, and Matthew Mitschelen from the Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma, USA. They both receive Googles latest Nexus 7.

The images can be viewed here.

Huygens STED deconvolution in November issue Microscopy Today

Thursday 31 of October, 2013
In the latest November online issue of Microscopy Today, we published an article on Huygens STED deconvolution entitled: "Huygens STED Deconvolution Increases Signal-to-Noise and Resolution towards 22 nm"

To read this article we like to refer you to Microscopy Today (Volume 21:6, page 38-44)

Several customers already contributed with images to our STED Image Gallery. We would like to thank them for this!

Please contact us if you also like to be on this Gallery and/or if you want to join our Huygens Image Contest 2013

Biological gated-STED data shows resolution of 22nm achievable after Huygens STED deconvolution

Thursday 21 of February, 2013
We are very grateful to Dr. Grazvydas Lukinavicius (from the laboratory of Prof. Kai Johnsson, LIP-EPFL, Switzerland), who kindly provided us with data obtained with a Leica gated STED system showing 55nm FWHM resolution in the raw data. Keen on achieving even more, Dr. Lukinavicius used Huygens STED deconvolution to reach a blistering 22nm FWHM resolution!

Gated STED single plane image and confocal data of a centriole stained with primary and secondary antibody conjugated to Chromeo488. Raw and Huygens deconvolved images are shown. The intensity profile was fitted to Lorentz distribution. Data used by permission from Dr. Grazvydas Lukinavicius, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Gated STED single plane image and confocal data of a centriole stained with primary and secondary antibody conjugated to Chromeo488. Raw and Huygens deconvolved images are shown. The intensity profile was fitted to Lorentz distribution. Data used by permission from Dr. Grazvydas Lukinavicius, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

New tutorial videos on Huygens software

Tuesday 05 of February, 2013
Almost all Huygens options are now explained with tutorial videos so that you get easily started with the deconvolution, visualization and analysis options in Huygens.

You can find these videos on this page.

New Huygens Remote Manager (HRM) 3.0 with Colocalization Analysis and Omero file transfers

Tuesday 22 of January, 2013
On Friday January 18, 2013 version 3.0 of the Huygens Remote Manager was released with many new features.

HRM is an open source web interface to Huygens Core for online, multi-user, batch deconvolution and analysis.

Whether the user is at a conference, at home or in the facility itself HRM offers access from anywhere via an internet browser. Your images can now be loaded, deconvolved, analyzed and visualized no matter where you are.

New features

In this version you'll find a new file interface to the open source OMERO server. The interface allows users to collect datasets to be deconvolved from an OMERO server and push back the deconvolution results to it. This is an initial implementation which the HRM developers are planning to extend based on users' feedback.

Secondly, you will find the possibility to use the Huygens Colocalization Analysis on your deconvolved data with great ease of use.

For a detailed list of new features please visit the official page of the HRM project.

Demo server

Feel free to test the new HRM 3.0 in the online HRM demo server.

Huygens version 4.3 released with Crosstalk Corrector

Wednesday 19 of December, 2012
Huygens version 4.3 is now released with many new improvements and a completely new optional Crosstalk Corrector.

A list of the most important improvements can be found on WhatsNew.

Crosstalk (also termed crossover or bleedthrough) can occur when acquiring a Multi Channel image. In that situation, the emission radiation of a given wavelength is detected by the wrong detector because part of the photons go through the wrong optical path inside the microscope (e.g. because the filters efficiency is not 100%). Therefore, some signal is actually recorded as coming from a certain dye when it really comes from a different one.

Crosstalk within Multi Channel images dramatically affects almost any type of data analysis, such as for example CoLocalization. In line with our aim to improve microscopic image quality and measurements, we offer from Huygens version 4.3 onwards the Crosstalk Corrector tool in the Huygens Software to correct for this imaging artifact.
More specific information of the Crosstalk Corrector can be found here

If you like to test the latest Huygens 4.3 version, you can get a free_trial.png of Huygens

Publication on "Colocalization Analysis in Fluorescence Microscopy" describes RBNCC in Huygens

Wednesday 05 of December, 2012
Book Chapter published on "Colocalization Analysis in Fluorescence Microscopy" describes methods of colocalization analysis, and the use of replicate based noise corrected correlation (RBNCC) for improving colocalization analysis of fluorescent microscopic images. The RBNCC method has been developed by the authors of this chapter and is implemented in the Huygens Colocalization Analyzer, as part of a collaboration between the authors and SVI.

Chapter title: Colocalization Analysis in Fluorescence Microscopy
Book title: Cell Imaging Techniques
Series: Methods in Molecular Biology Volume 931, 2013, pp 97-109
Authors Dr. Jeremy Adler and Dr. Ingela Parmryd

For more information click here.

Test licenses for the Huygens RBNCC method and Colocalization Analyzer can be requested by contacting infoImage

SVI and Leica sign contract on Huygens STED deconvolution and analysis

Thursday 23 of August, 2012
Leica and SVI signed an agreement this summer enabling Leica to sell the highly effective Huygens STED deconvolution and analysis software in combination with the advanced Leica STED microscopes. Thanks to close collaboration with the Leica STED development team in Mannheim Germany, Huygens STED deconvolution allows the recovery of amazing details from the raw STED data by increasing the FWHM resolution in X, Y and Z by a factor of two (typical conditions). This resolution boost is combined with a 10-fold increase (typical conditions) in signal strength, greatly facilitating analysis of the data. With these properties, Huygens STED deconvolution makes superresolution microscopy more accessible and of greater practical value to the science community.