Mightex Systems, with operations based in Toronto, Canada, and in the Silicon Valley, California, is a leading supplier of photonic products and services for a broad spectrum of applications including industrial imaging, bio-photonic solutions, LED illumination, machine vision, life & health sciences, and industrial test & measurement etc.
BioLED Sources & Controllers
Mightex BLS-series BioLED light delivery systems are modularized fully-customizable turn-key solutions for optogenetics, fluorescence excitation, and other bioscience applications. Precisely-timed and high-intensity light pulses are required in optogenetics experiments to activate channelrhodopsins (ChR2, ChR1 etc.) and halorhodopsins (NpHR) in order to excite and inhibit neurons. To meet these requirements, Mightex has developed a proprietary “IntelliPulsing” technology to allow BLS-series sources to output significantly higher power in pulse mode than what the LEDs are rated for in CW mode.
Microscopy LED Systems
Patterned Illumination Systems
Many applications (such as optogenetics, photoactivation, and photostimulation etc) call for precise spatial, temporal and/or spectral control of light. For instance, optogenetics is a technology that allows one to investigate behaviours of neurons and their circuits, by precisely delivering light - of different colors and with high spatial and temporal resolutions - to stimulate/silence selected neurons. In addition, there may also be a need to control neural activity independently and/or simultaneously at different locations. Mightex’s Polygon400 Patterned Illuminators are specifically designed for such applications.