Is it open source?
The ‘mesoscale selective plane illumination microscopy’ (mesoSPIM) initiative aims to provide the imaging community with open-source light-sheet microscopes for large cleared samples. On the one hand, it is aimed at neuroscientists and developmental biologists seeking high-quality anatomical data from cleared samples, on the other hand, it strives to provide instrumentation developers with imaging platforms that can be tailored towards specific needs – i.e. to accommodate uncommonly large samples or different illumination schemes.
In addition, we foster interactions between the developers of clearing methods, instrumentation designers and users by organizing meetings and workshops.