Publications from Argolight
Find all of our different publications about Quality Control of fluorescence imaging systems.
“Quality Control of Fluorescence Imaging Systems: A new tool for performance assessment and monitoring”
Optik & Photonik 2, 22-25. DOI: 10.1002/opph.201700005 (April 2017).
“Quality Control of Fluorescence Imaging Systems. A New Tool for Performance Assessment and Monitoring”
Imaging & Microscopy (May 2016).
“Quantitative imaging and fluorescence microscopy: Towards quantitative fluorescence microscopy: A new solution for standardization, monitoring, and quality management”
Laser Focus World (June 2015).
Find it here: https://www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/print/volume-51/issue-06/biooptics-world/biooptics-features/quantitative-imaging-and-fluorescence-microscopy-towards-quantitative-fluorescence-microscopy-a-new-solution-for-standardization-monitoring-and-quality-management.html
“Calibration of Fluorescence Microscopes – A New Durable Multi-Dimensional Ruler”
Imaging and Microscopy (August-September 2013).
“Fluoreszierende sub-Mikrometer-Strukturen für die Kalibrierung und Justage von Mikroskopen”
Biophotonik 1 (February 2013).
Publications of work using Argolight products
Find all of our different publications and their work done with Argolight products.
“High-speed imaging of scattering particles flowing through turbid media with confocally aligned, oblique plane illumination”
Reference: G. N. McKay, A. Y. Trick, N. J. Durr, Proceedings of SPIE 10890, Label-free Biomedical Imaging and Sensing (LBIS) 2019, 108902K, DOI: 10.1117/12.2509865 (March 2019).
Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA)
They cited us within the framework of a study dealing with high-speed imaging of scattering particles flowing through turbid media with confocally-aligned, oblique plane illumination. The alignment verification of the described light-sheet based microscopy imaging system (SCAPE = swept-confocally aligned planar excitation) was performed using the 3D crossing stairs pattern of an Argo-HM slide as a ground truth.
Page 4 “Alignment of the system was verified using 3D volumetric SCAPE scans in a modified fluorescence mode, where a fluorescence emission filter was added to infinite conjugate space. The first target was a DTDCI-soaked lens cleaning fiber in methanol, and the second target was the 3D Crossing Stairs fluorescent target of an Argolight Argo-HM slide using an added 488nm illumination line.”
“Successful optimization of reconstruction parameters in structured illumination microscopy – a practical guide”
Reference: C. Karras, M. Smedh, R. Förster, H. Deschout, J. Fernandez-Rodriguez, and R. Heintzmann, Optics Communication 436, 69-75, DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2018.12.005 (December 2018).
– Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) (Jena, Germany)
– Centre of Cellular Imaging, Core Facilities, the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg (Gothenburg, Sweden)
– Institute of Physical Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller-University (FSU) (Jena, Germany)
They cited us within the framework of a study dealing with the impact of different reconstruction parameters in super-resolution structured illumination microscopy (SIM) on image artifacts. For this purpose, the gradually spaced lines pattern of an Argo-SIM slide was used to characterize the artifact classes and their correlation with the image spectra as well as the reconstruction parameters.
Page 1 “Two different samples were used in order to study the impact of reconstruction parameters on the post-processing of structured illumination images: (i) A photostable commercial sample (Argo-SIM slide, Argolight, France) consisting of fluorescing double line pairs (spacing from 150 nm to 240 nm, λex = 360–550 nm, line thickness below 100 nm).”
“Multi-color live-cell super-resolution volume imaging with multi-angle interference microscopy”
Reference: Y. Chen, W. Liu, Z. Zhang, C. Zheng, Y. Huang, R. Cao, D. Zhu, L. Xu, M. Zhang, Y.-H. Zhang, J. Fan, L. Jin, Y. Xu, C. Kuang and X. Liu, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07244-4, Nature Communications 9:4818, 1-8 (November 2018).
– State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, College of Optical Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China)
– Shanxi Provincial Key Laboratory for Biomedical Imaging and Big Data, North University of China (Taiyuan, China)
– Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics-Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China)
– Key Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering of Ministry of Education, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China)
– Collaborative Innovation Center of Extreme Optics, Shanxi University (Taiyuan, China)
They cited us within the framework of a study dealing with the development of a new multi-color live-cell near-surface-volume super-resolution microscopy method that combines total internal reflection fluorescence structured illumination microscopy with multi-angle evanescent light illumination. The gradually spaced lines pattern of an Argo-HM slide was used as a ground truth sample to validate the performance of multi-angle interference microscopy (MAIM) in terms of resolution.
Page 2 “We used gradually spaced lines (Argo-HM) and silica microsphere (Bangs Laboratories, Inc.) ground-truth samples to experimentally validate MAIM. The lateral resolution enhancement was confirmed by separating 100-nm distance in the spaced line sample.”
Source link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07244-4
“A unified joint reconstruction approach in structured illumination microscopy using unknown speckle patterns”
Reference: P. Liu, hosted on arXiv:1811.00283 [eess.IV] (November 2018).
– Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes (LS2N), Ecole Centrale de Nantes (Nantes, France)
He cited us within the framework of a study dealing with a unified joint reconstruction approach in structured illumination microscopy (SIM) using unknown speckle patterns (blind-speckleSIM). The gradually spaced lines pattern of an Argo-SIM slide was used to reveal the superiority in terms of resolution of the blind-speckleSIM technique compared to conventional SIM.
Page 7 “Line section plot of Argolight reconstructions in Fig. 11 reveals that blind-speckleSIM is superior in resolution.”
Source link: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1811.00283.pdf
“Remote refocus enables class-leading spatiotemporal resolution in 4D optical microscopy”
Reference: A. Millett-Sikking, N. H. Thayer, A. Bohnert and A. G. York, hosted on GitHub Pages, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.1146083 (January 2018).
– Calico Life Sciences LLC (San Francisco, USA)
They cited us within the framework of a study dealing with the remote refocus technique. In the article, a modular high-performance design is provided to enable others to build their own. The concept, method, and rules of remote refocus are also presented to help others design their own. The target, the gradually spaced lines and the 3D matrix of rings patterns of an Argo-SIM slide were used to demonstrate the capability and performance of the provided remote refocus design.
Page 8 “We characterize image quality via Argolight’s SIM slide, with variable-spacing fluorescent features (down to 30 nm separation) which allow us to quickly and accurately measure spatial resolution over the full 3D field-of-view.”
Source link: https://andrewgyork.github.io/remote_refocus/
“Exploring the Potential of Airyscan Microscopy for Live Cell Imaging”
Reference: K. Korobchevskaya, H. Colin-York, B. C. Lagerholm, and M. Fritzsche, Photonics 4, 41, DOI: 10.3390/photonics4030041 (July 2017).
– Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology, University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)
– Wolfson Imaging Centre, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)
– MRC Human Immunology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)
They cited us within the framework of a study dealing with the exploration of the potential of Airyscan (multi-channel area detectors) microscopy for live cell imaging. In particular, the gradually spaced lines pattern of an Argo-SIM slide was used to measure BOTH the lateral resolution of the instrument and the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in the image. This approach allows the evaluation of a system’s performance in its whole within the well-known representation of the eternal triangle (speed vs resolution vs sensitivity).
Page 13 “To further illustrate these findings of the Argo-SIM slide, we performed a systematic quantitative analysis of the spatial resolution and the SNRs.”
Source link: https://www.mdpi.com/2304-6732/4/3/41
“Hot Pixels Suppression in Structured Illumination Microscopy”
Reference: J. Pospisil, in Proceedings of the International Student Scientific Conference Poster, ISBN 978-80-01-06153-4 (May 2017).
– Multimedia Technology Group (MMTG) with department of Radioelectronics at FEE in CTU (Prague, Czech Republic)
He cited us within the framework of a study dealing with hot pixels suppression in structured illumination microscopy (SIM). The gradually spaced lines pattern of an Argo-SIM slide was used to demonstrate the performance of the presented hot pixel detection and suppression algorithm.
Page 2 “The Argolight test targets are designed for assessing the performances of fluorescence-based microscopy imaging systems.”
“Navigating challenges in the application of super-resolution microscopy”
Reference: T. J. Lambert and J. C. Waters, Journal of Cell Biology, DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201610011 (December 2016).
Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA)
They cited us within the framework of a study dealing with the navigation of the challenges in the application of super-resolution microscopy, in particular, structured illumination microscopy (SIM). The gradually spaced lines pattern of an Argo-SIM slide was used to show how low signal-to-noise ratio acquisition conditions in SIM lead to reconstruction artifacts in the image.
“Optimization of super resolution microscopy is aided by standards for characterizing instrument performance and methods for assessing image quality. Useful standards include well-characterized biological structures (such as microtubules), nuclear pores, clathrin-coated pits, centrioles or synaptonemal complexes, DNA-origami rulers, and micropatterned slides (Argolight).”
Source link: http://jcb.rupress.org/content/216/1/53
"eSIP: A Novel Solution-Based Sectioned Image Property Approach for Microscope Calibration”
Reference: M. Butzlaff, A. Weigel, E. Ponimaskin, and A. Zeug, PLOS ONE 10(8), DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134980 (August 2015).
– Cellular Neurophysiology, Center of Physiology, Hannover Medical School (Hannover, Germany)
– Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH (München, Germany)
They cited us within the framework of a study dealing with a novel solution-based sectioned image property (SIP) approach for microscope calibration. This article describes the solution-based eSIP method and shows result examples about the illumination inhomogeneity and axial resolution measurements. Besides, the grid of an Argo-M slide was used to measure the distortion of the field of view and the lateral co-registration inaccuracy.
“The so far only commercially available product which addresses to fulfil the requirements mentioned above (e.g., the production is standardized, and the long-term stability of fluorescence is guaranteed for five years) is the Argolight calibration slide. We therefore evaluated an ARGO-M slide (standard version of mid 2014) for its calibration properties and its usability for the eSIP layer approach.”
Publications mentioning Argolight
Here some publications who are mentioning Argolight and our products.
“Detection and quantification of RNA decay intermediates using XRN1-resistant reporter transcripts”
– Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (Basel, Switzerland)
– Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne (Cologne, Germany)
– University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland)
They mentioned us for multicolor channel alignment on a multipoint confocal spinning disk microscope within the framework of RNA decay intermediates detection and quantification.
Page 1613 “Multicolor calibration slide for channel alignment (Argolight, cat. no. Argo-SLF-001).”
Source link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41596-019-0152-8
“Using the NoiSee workflow to measure signal-to-noise ratios of confocal microscopes”
– Imaging Core Facility, Biozentrum, University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland)
They mentioned us for resolution measurement within the framework of a study about signal-to-noise ratio assessment of confocal microscopes performance.
Page 11 “[…], GATTAquant nanorulers or Argolight slides, with their associated software are useful tools to address resolution.”
Source link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-37781-3
“Live Imaging of mRNA Transcription in Drosophila Embryos”
– Institut Curie, PSL Research University, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Nuclear Dynamics (Paris, France)
– McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada)
– Ecole Normale Supérieure, PSL Research University, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Physique Théorique (Paris, France)
Institut Curie, PSL Research University, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Physico Chimie (Paris, France)
They mentioned us as one of the possible solutions to control the performance of a confocal microscope to achieve quantitative imaging.
Page 179 “Commercial fluorescence standards such as Argolight (Argo-HM) that work for most wavelengths and are photostable for years are also available, but at a cost.”
“Microscope calibration using laser written fluorescence”
– Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Exeter (Exeter, UK)
– National Physical Laboratory (Teddington, UK)
– Micron Oxford Advanced Bioimaging Unit, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)
– Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)
– Department of Computer Science, University College London (London, UK)
They mentioned us as one of the main instigators in the field of calibration of fluorescence microscopes.
Page 21888 “Argolight use a laser to write features by the coalescing of metallic nanoparticles distributed throughout a glass substrate. The features are stable with a broadband emission spectrum.”
“Detection of the First Round of Translation: The TRICK Assay”
– Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (Basel, Switzerland)
They mentioned us for multicolor channel alignment on a multipoint confocal spinning disk microscope within the framework of RNA imaging acquisition protocol.
Page 376 “Multicolor calibration slide for channel alignment (e.g., Argolight, type SLF-001).”
“Analysis of the in-vivo GABAB receptor relocalization and oligomerization in chronic pain conditions using spatial intensity distribution analysis”
– Universität zu Lübeck, Medizinische Ingenieurwissenschaft (Lübeck, Germany)
– Université de Bordeaux, IINS (Bordeaux, France)
– Universidad del País Vasco (Bilbao, Spain)
– Universität zu Lübeck, Institut für Biomedizinische Optik (Lübeck, Germany)
They mentioned us for intensity response linearity assessment within the framework of a study about the quantification of the oligomerization and density of proteins in images from a confocal fluorescence microscope.
Page 670 “The slope of the linear correlation between the mean pixel value and the respective variance was asserted with an Argo-LM slide (Argolight, Pessac).”
"Reproducibility in light microscopy: Maintenance, standards and SOPs"
– Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF), McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
– Department of Physiology, McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
They mentioned us for lateral aberration assessment within the framework of maintenance and calibration testing of fluorescence microscopes.
Page 122 “An expensive, however very effective standard, is the Argolight calibration slide which does not deteriorate or photo-bleach, and its design is platform independent and optimal for lateral aberration assessment.”