Introducing Etaluma Lumascope 620!


High resolution, versatile and compact 3-colour fluorescence and live cell imaging.

The newest model of the Lumascope 600 Series, the Lumascope 620, provides blue, green, and red fluorescence with sharper images and brighter colours than the previous 600 model. The 620 also offers easier focus with both coarse and fine adjustment, and the universal C-mount adaptor for use with other cameras.


Etaluma Lumascope 620
lumascope 620 pictures


Featuring bright ideas.


Microscopy simplified: Etaluma Lumascope

Available in several models, the Etaluma Lumascope is an ultra compact inverted microscope with fluorescence live cell imaging
and time-lapse. It is ideal for stem cell, fast calcium and intravital research.


Etaluma Lumascope iVue line-up


Etaluma’s Lumascope fits on your desk, inside Faraday cages, tissue culture hoods, or incubators (with remote image monitoring and basic control capability). With just the power from the USB port of a laptop required, you have a portable fluorescence microscopy workstation.

Ease of use

Etaluma dramatically simplified the inverted microscope, while still offering the essential features. The Lumascope was designed to handle routine cell inspection tasks, providing brightfield, phase contrast, fluorescence capability and most recently an application including intravital microscopy.

High-quality imaging

Coupled to state-of-the-art lenses and Semrock filters, Etaluma has created the Lumascope, a microscopy platform that reveals new economy while maintaining publishing-quality images in brightfield, phase contrast, and multi-colour fluorescence.

Micro-sizing the dimesions and cost of fluorescent microscopy

By creating a strikingly simple and innovative fluorescent microscope, Etaluma has dramatically lowered the cost of this powerful technology. Previously only available to large, well-funded laboratories, now smaller labs, individual researchers, and scientists in the developing world (or the current Canadian funding climate) can access the potential of fluorescent microscopes thanks to the Lumascope.

Mold advancement on tomato skin.

Hyphae of non-identified food-bourne mold. Growth on tomato skin, hairy white with slightly blue epicentre on macro observation. Filmed on Etaluma Lumascope 600 time lapse. 20X over approximately 6 hrs.


Mold growth time lapse

Mold growth time-lapse on tomato skin. Mold in stasis with no access to oxygen. Auto-fluorescence measured increasing and decreasing various channels. Blue and green channels utilized along with bright field. Images acquired using Etaluma’s Lumascope 600.

Neutrophil chemotaxis to FMLP in phase contrast.

Neutrophils shown in 20x magnification phase contrast, exposed to FMLP. Time-lapse was over the course of approximately 20 minutes. 

Intravital neutrophils in bloodstream

The sedated mouse had the lip folded to the Lumascope 600 glass plate, interfaced with buffer solution. Subject injected intravenously with FITC derivative, which bound to neutrophils. These can be seen at work within the vessels near points of inflammation.

Mosquito larva

A mosquito larva suspended in water droplet surrounded by cyanobacteria. No dyes used, all intrinsic fluorescence using 488 nm excitation and 535 nm emission at 20x magnification. Also included bright field 20x video.

Spheroid of mesenchymal stem cells

A spheroid of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) was imbedded in a in a semi-synthetic hydrogel and cultivated for 4 days. The cells move out of the spheroid and capture the 3-D environment. The video was captured using a LumaScope 600 (Etaluma) with an Apochromat F10x objective. Brightfield images were taken every 120 seconds and optimized by an image software. (via Institut für Technische Chemie)

Did we mention it’s affordable?

The Lumascope focuses on: portability, small size, ease of use, and low price.
Perfect when you can do without the cost and complexity of a typical, full-sized fluorescence microscope.
As you can see, you will still achieve great results.

In-field microscope

Remote Field Work

Lumascope is powered off the laptop battery through its USB connection making it an ideal field microscope. It easily fits into a daypack with a netbook or laptop.

In Action:

Lumascope at Boiling Springs Lake, Lassen National Park, California, exploring life in this extreme environment. The computer here is a Macbook Pro 17″ that provided about 2 hours of microscope time on its internal battery (full screen brightness, Parallels and Windows 7). 


Cell counting or hemocytometry and growth monitoring.

Using the Lumascope, it is possible to monitor cells remotely through the web from within a tissue culture incubator, overnight, away from the lab.


  • Yields a magnification on familiar laptop displays of approximately 20× with a field of view of 1 mm square.
  • Brightfield capability included
  • USB interface, enabling easy integration with larger systems and remote monitoring
  • Small enough to fit on a desk, lab bench, or in an incubator or tissue culture hood (approximately 190 × 125 × 115 mm).

Application Highlights:

  • Long-term incubator imaging and Time Lapse
  • Cell doubling and movement measurements
  • Stem Cell differentiation movies



Microscope in incubator

Order one and see where you can stick it!


Divergent Initiatives carries all models of the Lumascope and its accessories. We will be happy to provide you with a breakdown of features or a quote.


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