Coming Soon: The New INFINITY3S-1UR

Ultra-Sensitive Camera Ideal for Low-Light Imaging

INFINITY3S Lumenera’s INFINITY3S-1UR is a high-speed, high sensitivity research-grade camera with a 1.4 megapixel resolution. The camera incorporates Sony’s remarkable ICX825 CCD sensor, producing much higher dynamic range and sensitivity over the popular ICX285 sensor. Full resolution images can be sent to a host computer at an industry leading 60 frames per second (fps) through Lumenera's high-speed USB 3.0 data interface. The INFINITY3S-1UR has the unmatched light sensitivity needed for challenging low light applications such as fluorescence and NIR imaging. It is also supported by an industry-leading four-year warranty.

Key features of the INFINITY3S-1UR:

• Works on any microscope with a C-mount
• Image analysis software included
• FAST! 60 fps on USB 3.0
• Mac and PC compatible

The ICX825 design increases sensitivity by 3.7 dB, and dynamic range by 6 dB over the ICX285 sensor.


Preorder your camera now: info@lumenera.com

More information here.






research article

Lumenera's cameras have been deployed all around the world for use in the most cutting-edge life science and clinical research. Below is an excerpt from a research paper with data that has been validated by a Lumenera camera:

EXCERPT: "We introduce a non-invasive approach for optogenetic regulation in biological cells through highly scattering skull tissue using wavefront shaping. The wavefront of the incident light was systematically controlled using a spatial light modulator in order to overcome multiple lightscattering in a mouse skull layer and to focus light on the target cells. We demonstrate that illumination with shaped waves enables spatiotemporal regulation of intracellular Ca2+ level at the individual-cell level..."

"A CCD camera (Lt365R, Lumenera Inc., USA) is used as a detector for both the wavefront shaping and the fluorescence signals. For measuring fluorescence images, a LED (λ= 565nm, 880mW, Thorlabs) is used to excite the R-GECO1 of which excitation and emission peaks are 561nm and 600nm, respectively. Bandpass filters are used as excitation (FF01–561/14–25, Semrock, Rochester, NY, USA) and emission (FF01–607/36–25, Semrock, Rochester, NY, USA) filters."

Read the research paper here.



Getting Correct Color from Your Camera

Lumenera recently sponsored the Bitesize Bio Webinar: "Getting Correct Color from Your Camera"

BitesozeBio logoPreviously recorded on September 21, 2015

Webinar Presenter: Jerry Sedgewick, Imaging and Analysis, LLC

Overview: Seeing is believing—or is it? As shown with the blue and black (or was it gold and white?) dress, correct color reproduction can be tricky. In microscopy imaging, however, color reproduction is of utmost importance. Microscopy images that contain color, such as with histology stains, must be able to be compared and analyzed. If the color reproduction is poor, then there’s a chance that important information will be overlooked. There are a number of factors that affect color reproduction. The light source, camera type, and white balance all play a role—even the choice of monitor can affect color reproduction. These aspects all must be optimized for the particular type of microscopy imaging being performed. Here we discuss these factors and how to ensure that the image you see down the eyepiece matches what you see on the screen.

Click here to watch a recorded copy of the webinar.



Lumenera Donates Microscopy Cameras to BioBus, a Mobile Laboratory for Students

BioBus and kidsLumenera is pleased to announce their partnership with BioBus, a mobile microscope laboratory aimed at giving students the opportunity for hands-on scientific exploration.

BioBus was founded in 2007 by Cell Motion Laboratories as a way to inspire disadvantaged youth to pursue careers in science. The BioBus, a 1974 transit bus that is equipped with a $150,000 worth of research-grade microscopes, provides youth access to modern science curricula and equipment under the guidance of real scientists as they visit schools and communities in New York City. The bus has visited over 420 schools and communities, facilitating scientific engagement even amongst populations historically underrepresented in science professions.

Almost every day of the school year, the BioBus parks in front of a school, giving students that board the chance to use a phase-contrast video microscope to make movies of crawling amoeba, the chance to use a scanning electron microscope to image a fly eye, and the opportunity to visualize glowing, streaming plant chloroplasts using a fluorescence microscope.

In partnership with BioBus, Lumenera has donated seven of their high-performance, research-grade microscopy cameras to be used on the bus. The cameras donated, include the INFINITYHD, the INFINITY2-1R and the INFINITY3- 1URM, are ideally suited for life science applications, including fluorescence imaging, and produce accurate high resolution images. The cameras will equip the microscopes on the BioBus and allow students to capture their experiments and discoveries.

Ben Dubin-Thaler, Ph.D., founder of the BioBus, is thrilled with the major upgrade the new Lumenera cameras will have on his program’s impact. “The hands-on, visual nature of microscopy is key to the success of our programs. We have already seen the difference Lumenera’s cameras have on our students experience – students are more engaged, asking more questions, and wanting to spend even more time on the microscopes thanks to the video frame rate and high definition images these cameras produce. Lumenera is helping the BioBus inspire the next generation of scientists and innovators.”

“Lumenera is excited to support Cell Motion Labs’ BioBus with our INFINITY microscopy cameras. BioBus is an amazing initiative, helping to develop and foster a passion for science in the hearts and minds of youth of all ages,” says Huw Leahy, President of Lumenera. “ It is our hope that our INFINITY cameras will bring the experience to a new level, allowing participants to capture lasting images from their experiments, and further create a curiosity and love for science that follows them into their futures."

Dr. Ben of BioBus with cameras

Ben Dubin-Thaler, Founder of the BioBus, with Lumenera's donated cameras.

For more info on BioBus, please visit: http://biobus.org/about/



Lumenera at Neuroscience 2015

Lumenera exhibited at Neuroscience 2015, October 18-21 in Chicago, Illinois.

At the Lumenera booth, we held two live demonstrations. In the first demo, we unveiled our soon-to-be-released ultra-sensitive INFINITY3S-1UR featuring the new Sony ICX825 CCD sensor, which showcased its fluorescence capibilities. The second demo featured our new-this-year 6 megapixel INFINITY3-6UR camera, demonstrating its amazing color reproduction and high resolution.



Scottish Microscopy Group Symposium 2015

Conference logo

Lumenera will be exhibiting
November 24, 2015
Dundee, Scotland
Event website



AIA Vision in Life Sciences Conference 2015

AIA Life Sciences logoLumenera will be presenting on "Camera Technologies in Life Sciences Applications"
November 19, 2015
San Diego, California, USA
Event website

For a full list of upcoming events, please visit our events page.


Lumenera Photo Submission Contest

This is a last call for entries for the Lumenera Photo Submission Contest. The contest ends December 31, 2015. While you can submit your scientific images at any time to Lumenera for publication, this will be your last chance to win some great prizes including a pair of our custom made INFINITY socks featuring an image captured with our INFINITY3-3URF and the grand prize of a $500 USD Visa gift card!

More info here.



Lumenera was recognized two years in a row as one of the National Capital Region’s Top 25 Employers, and is proud to offer a positive and rewarding workplace for our valued employees.

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Technical Content Specialist

FPGA Design Engineer

Software Development Manager

Sales Engineer, EMEA Territory

Director of Sales, Scientific OEM North America

For more information on Lumenera as an employer and how to apply, visit our Careers page.