With rapid developments in microscopy methods, highly versatile, robust and affordable implementations are needed to enable rapid and wide adoption by the biological sciences community. Here we report Squid, a quantitative imaging platform with a full suite of hardware and software components and configurations for deploying facility-grade widefield microscopes with advanced features like flat field fluorescence excitation, patterned illumination and tracking microscopy, at a fraction of the cost of commercial solutions. The open and modular nature (both in hardware and in software) lowers the barrier for deployment, and importantly, simplifies development, making the system highly configurable and experiments that can run on the system easily programmable. Developed with the goal of helping translate the rapid advances in the field of microscopy and microscopy-enabled methods, including those powered by deep learning, we envision Squid will simplify roll-out of microscopy-based applications - including at point of care and in low resource settings, make adoption of new or otherwise advanced techniques easier, and significantly increase the available microscope-hours to labs.
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- 27 Nov 2020: The website and API now include results pulled from medRxiv as well as bioRxiv.
- 18 Dec 2019: We're pleased to announce PanLingua, a new tool that enables you to search for machine-translated bioRxiv preprints using more than 100 different languages.
- 21 May 2019: PLOS Biology has published a community page about Rxivist.org and its design.
- 10 May 2019: The paper analyzing the Rxivist dataset has been published at eLife.
- 1 Mar 2019: We now have summary statistics about bioRxiv downloads and submissions.
- 8 Feb 2019: Data from Altmetric is now available on the Rxivist details page for every preprint. Look for the "donut" under the download metrics.
- 30 Jan 2019: preLights has featured the Rxivist preprint and written about our findings.
- 22 Jan 2019: Nature just published an article about Rxivist and our data.
- 13 Jan 2019: The Rxivist preprint is live!