27 April 2023, Wetzlar, Germany - Leica Microsystems, a leading provider of microscopy and scientific instruments and solutions, announces that its innovative Microhub, Mica, has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2023.
Mica, the world’s first Microhub is a new type of wholly integrated imaging solution that leverages machine learning software, automation tools, and unique fluorescence unmixing techniques to automate the imaging workflow for researchers, regardless of their microscopy experience levels.
Mica makes spatial context accessible to all life science researchers. It unifies widefield and confocal imaging in a sample-protective incubation environment – all in one place with no constraints. With AI-based analysis and automation tools, Mica radically simplifies conventional imaging workflows by eliminating more than 85% of tedious setup steps. It is designed to streamline fluorescence-microscopy workflows and help researchers get results faster. Researchers can now perform multi-label live-cell experiments previously thought impossible with FluoSync, the new multi-label detection technology included with Mica.
"The Red Dot Design Award for Mica is a testament to our commitment to provide researchers with advanced imaging platforms that simplify their workflow and enhance their research," said Annette Rinck, President of Leica Microsystems. "Innovative solutions from Leica Microsystems, such as Mica, enable researchers to advance scientific knowledge to create a better and healthier world."
The Red Dot Design Award is an internationally renowned design competition that rewards outstanding design quality and innovation. In the opinion of the jury, Mica distinguished itself in terms of design quality and degree of innovation. Like an airport hub that brings together passengers and guides them to their destination, the world’s first imaging Microhub, Mica, guides the users to their experimental destinations, regardless of their microscopy experience levels.
For more information about Mica and how researchers are successfully using it to boost their research, visit the product’s website here.
About Leica Microsystems
Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of microstructures and nanostructures. Ever since the company started as a family business in the nineteenth century, its instruments have been widely recognized for their optical precision and innovative technology. It is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopes.
Leica Microsystems has six major plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.