IMAGE SOLUTIONS: bespoke imaging systems for all your needs

Expertise in Scientific and Industrial Digital Imaging

Scientific and Industrial Digital Imaging is our core business - not a bolt on!

Our target markets are life sciences and industries, we enable scientists and engineers to get results.

Our people are our strength. In all positions we have the skills and experience to exceed our customers' expectations.

We offer consultancy, manufacturing expertise and bespoke programming capability to realise your applications.

We are not tied to selling from one manufacturer's portfolio of products. We can supply complete solutions from acquisition to processing to mass media storage, all from one supplier. We are the one-stop-shop for all imaging needs.

We are prepared to provide a lifetime's support on our systems.

Popular products

Microfluidic Plates
Immersion and Laser Oil
Xenon Bulbs for DeltaVision
X-Cite Bulbs and Liquid Light Guides

Product Spotlight

Yokogawa Cell Voyager CV1000


The CellVoyager™ CV1000 provides renowned Yokogawa spinning disk confocal imaging technology in an easy to use, incubated bench-top solution for live cell imaging. With its microlens enhanced dual Nipkow disk scanning technology, phototoxicity and photobleaching are drastically reduced, making it ideal for use in observing highly delicate life processes such as iPS/ES cell generation and embryogenesis. From multiple 35mm dishes to multi-well plates, the CV1000 has the throughput to handle some of your most demanding time-lapse research.


Click here to read more about this product


DeltaVisions available on short term rental

DV equipment ready for immediate short term rental. Please contact us for more information.

Service support for DeltaVision customers


Following discussions with GE Healthcare, we are pleased to confirm that Image Solutions (UK) Ltd. will continue to provide service & support for our DeltaVision customers for the foreseeable future.


I.G. Corless

Managing Director

Do you need a bespoke part for your microscope?

In response to the growing number of our customers requiring bespoke components in order to complete complex imaging systems, Image Solutions has expanded by forming a custom engineering division.

Staffed by skilled and experienced toolmakers the new facility boasts state of the art CNC milling and lathe facilities, as well as a variety of material processing capabilities enabling production of any bespoke component to complete any custom microscopy solution. 

Currently these facilities have been used to make camera mounts and couplers, as well as custom motorised stage and environmental chambers. 

If you require further information contact us

Image Solutions are ISOQAR approved

Certificate 4852 

ISO 9001:2008

DeltaVision Spectris microscope

“We chose DeltaVision because it is the best in class for the majority of our applications when it comes to widefield microscopy. The improvements to speed of acquisition are such that we are able to learn about biological systems in a way that many other technologies simply don’t allow."

 Dr. Sam Swift, Imaging Facility Director, University of Dundee

Dundee University Invests £600,000 to Upgrade Imaging Facilities with Image Solutions (UK) Ltd

“We have had extremely good service over the last eight or nine years... they’ve sold us good equipment that does exactly what we want it to do.”

Alan Butchart, Instrument Coordinator with Becker’s Long-Term Development (LTD) department, Becker Industrial Coatings.

Image Solutions' Digital Camera Technology Key to Coating Quality

Confocal Imager CARVII

“I did look at equipment from other suppliers, but Image Solutions were the only people who offered to leave their instrument for a long-term trial rather than a one-day demonstration”

 Dr. Pavlos Alifragis, Royal Holloway University, London

Image Solutions Helps Unlock The Molecular Secrets Of Memory

Latest News

Image Solutions is now 20 years old!

Image Solutions has now been successfully trading in the scientific and industrial imaging market for twenty years. We would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their continued support.

Image Solutions are now supplying Lumencor products

Imsol are now a supplier of Lumencor equipment, including their very impressive five, six and seven colour SPECTRA light engine. Custom colour selection and bandwidth are available upon request. For more information click here, or for a quote or demo please contact us.

We have a selection of equipment that is updated regularly so keep checking and you may be able to get yourself a bargain!


New and Ex-Demo Equipment Sale

Image Solutions sponsor Imperial College London's CSC Scientific Imaging Competition

Dirk Dormann (left) handing over the prize

The competition winner Oliver Crawley won an iPod donated by Imsol. The competition was run and organised by Dirk Dormann.

Imsol continue to sponsor PGA professional golfer Craig Corrigan

Craig Corrigan

Craig Corrigan almost makes it to the British Open

Craig Corrigan
just misses out at the final stage of qualifying for this year's British Open at Muirfield. Despite shooting two 69's at Dunbar, and being the leading player from the area, his 2 under par total was 5 shots too many. Qualifying is brutally tough, with just three spots up for grabs at each of the four courses. Amongst the notable misses at one of the other venues was former European no. 1 Colin Montgomerie.


Craig Corrigan plays at the Haigh Hall Golf Complex in Wigan - Click here to see his profile on the PGA website

Applied Precision Inc. have been aquired by GE Healthcare

Despite this takeover, nothing will change and it will be business as usual.

New range of Olympus Microscopes: The BX3 range is now available

The BX3 range is the latest generation of microscopes from Olympus.

Redesigned from the ground upwards, the BX3 range of microscopes offer unprecedented functionality and ergonomics. The highly modular design of these new systems means that they can be designed to suit individual user needs and are 'future lab ready,' i.e. easily upgraded to adapt to changing demands. The new series of BX3 microscopes will replace the BX2 series in clinical and research applications.


Click here to see the new range

Image Solutions DV Core user, Dr. Hochegger from the University of Sussex, has had an image published on the cover of The Biomedical Scientist
Imsol complete biggest install yet at the Institute of Human Genetics, Montpellier

The OMX has been installed in the Cell Imaging Facility at the CNRS Institute of Human Genetics in Montpellier. The instrument will ultimately facilitate ground-breaking fixed and live-cell fluorescence microscopy, primarily in the fields of Genome Dynamics and Genetic Development where the system’s super-resolution imaging capability will reveal previously unrevealed detail. Key research areas will include Chromatin, Chromosome Segregation, Cell Cycle and Cell Biology.  


Image Solutions is a member of the Chamber of Commerce
Image Solutions doubles the size of its workshop

Due to an increase in demand for bespoke components, Imsol has doubled the size of its workshop, as well as installing a precision tool room centre lathe. The workshop, run by experience engineer Paul Cullingford, is equipped with a wide range of tools and equippment. If there are any questions you have in regards to bespoke components, get in touch and we'll do our best to fulfill your requirements.

Image Solutions Imaging System At The Heart Of Cancer Cell Research
Image taken using a DeltaVision

A top-of-the-range DeltaVision Core microscopy imaging system supplied by Imsol is at the heart of efforts being made by a team of researchers to unravel the mystery of how human cells turn cancerous. “Although it has some pretty advanced applications, my people tell me that the DeltaVision Core is very user-friendly for this type of analysis,” said Dr. Jackson

For more infomation click here

DeltaVision Wins Irish Imaging Award

'Minister Lenihan presented an award to Prof. Kevin Sullivan, NUI Galway as the winner of the SFI Research Image Competition with his images title - Troubled Cell Division. This new competition offered SFI-funded researchers the opportunity to submit digital images created during the course of their research.' To read the full article and see Prof. Kevin Sullivan's image, attained using an Imsol supplied DeltaVision microscopy system, click here

Sheffield Scientists Lead The Way With UK's First Breast Cancer HER2 Amplification Detection System
Fig. 2. Breast cancer cells

The Department of Cytogenetics at Sheffield Children's Hospital has taken delivery of an Accord image analysis system, the first of its kind to achieve Us Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for HER2 amplification detection in breast cancer. Accord is one of an exciting new range of tools launched by Imsol in the fight against aggresive HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. Click here for more information.

Other News

Image Solutions are now in partnership with CellASIC, who specialise in perfusion systems. For information click here

Image Solutions expands to add customised parts for microscopes. For more information Click here  

Imaging Intracellular Calcium (or any other ion come to that) has always been a complex business, so we have put together a "calcium imaging system in a box". Click here for more.

Image Solutions' success goes from strength to strength, with 2008 seeing a 32% increase in turnover... more

 Image Solutions is pleased to announce the following: 

Flexible financial packages such as lease purchase or rental

We now sell Ex-demonstration equipment

We also now stock Micro Injectors/Manipulators, TIRF (Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence) Systems as well as EXFO X-Cite 120 for Illumination System bulbs

We are also distributors for Olympus microscopes

Microscope Accessories

These are some of the microscope accessories that we supply:

  • Light Sources e.g. Cold, Xenon, Mercury, Xe/Hg hybrids and monochromators
  • Specialist filters and sets
  • Filter Wheels and filter changers
  • Heated & cooled stages
  • Environmental chambers with CO2 enrichment/heaters
  • Custom workbenches
  • Anti vibration solutions & air tables
  • Perfusion pumps
  • Flow chambers
  • Specialist camera couplers
  • EXFO X-Cite 120 
  • Immersion oils
  • Coupler sytems
  • Micro-injection and micro-manipulation

Contact us for more information

Imsol Team

"Our staff have backgrounds in digital imaging which is quite a different thing from being very good at driving a microscope.
We are a value added reseller"

Ian Corless, Managing Director

"I decided to join Image Solutions because the company only employs very experienced people who are best in the business and they have a very exciting product range"

Dr. Andrew Billington, Application Scientist

"It is an exciting time to join Image Solutions because they are a forward looking company that are bringing in the next wave of imaging technology to the market"

Tim Fletcher, Business Development Manager 

"I love engineering and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to set up a bespoke hi-tech facility for Image Solutions.
I joined Imsol because they only employ people who are dedicated to offering customers the best imaging solution for their needs"

Paul Cullingford, Toolroom Business Development Manager

Image Solutions (UK) Ltd

TEL: 01772 663140

FAX: 01772 663150