The Leica Application Suite X (LAS X) is Leica Microsystems’ easy-to-use imaging software for life sciences spanning all widefield, confocal and super-resolution platforms. LAS X guides researchers intuitively through image acquisition, data recording and evaluation in live cell imaging, providing for a maximum of reproducibility as customized system settings can be saved. Its basic version is called LAS X Core and provides numerous functions.
Further modules for specific applications such as high content screening, FRET, FRAP, multi-dimensional analysis, colocalization and measurements can be added. To further simplify widefield system usage an Easy Operation Mode is available where users can design their own user interface layout. The Dye Assistant for confocal microscopes helps select the right acquisition settings by just entering the used fluorescent markers.
Product Manager Markus Schechter comments “In developing the new imaging software platform LAS X, we have focused on the user-friendliness of the software. We have taken common workflows most users know and follow into account and translated them into software and this way continued the workflow-based approach of the predecessor LAS AF.” Product Manager Petra Haas adds: “Our software is designed to facilitate the users’ research – experiments are broken down step by step so that researchers can set up experiments more easily. That is the philosophy behind LAS X.”