The FV1000 Confocal Laser Scanning Biological Microscope was released in 2004.
This model featured the world's first twin scan system. This system enabled time-resolved spectroscopy of living intercellular contents and also made it possible to analyze objects down to a 2nm wavelength resolution. Image size was increased to 4096x4096 pixels.
Olympus has also developed laser scanning microscopes for industrial applications, launching the LEXT series.