Category: imaging

Time-lapse cell imaging in better focus

TWO new customisation tools for its IX3 inverted microscopes deliver better multi-well time-lapse images and more stable focus during long studies, says Olympus. The IX3-ZDC2 module provides focal drift compensation for accurate focus stability during long time-lapse experiments. Updated CellSens…

4K microscope camera is ‘noise-free’

THE new UC90 microscope camera has a nine-megapixel sensor to deliver ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K images, says Olympus. The one-inch type (14.6 x 12.8mm) CCD colour sensor provides a large field of view, covering almost the same sample area as…

Better blot and gel imaging at lower cost

GEL and western blot imaging documentation is made simpler with the Omega Lum G, says Aplegen. The imaging package comes with everything needed, it says, to quickly start capturing images of gels and blots. The company says this comes at…

High-speed camera has greater sensitivity

PHOTRON says its new FastCam Mini AX100 high-speed camera is the fastest, most light sensitive high-speed imager available. The camera achieves ISO 40,000 for monochrome and ISO 16,000 for colour. Measuring only 120 x 120 x 94mm, the Mini AX100…

New cleanroom for NIT France

NEW Imaging Technologies has inaugurated its new clean room facility at Verrières-le-Buisson, France. The company, known as NIT, says it has invested almost 500,000 euro in the ISO 4-standard clean room. Together with its full range of inspection equipment, the…

Controlling temperature during live-cell imaging

A CONSTANT concern when imaging live cells in the laboratory is maintaining a survivable environment for the microscopic subjects. Now Okolab has introduced its T Plates to provide a steady temperature on the microscope stage. Said to be compatible with any…

Darkfield illumination now possible on virtual slide imaging

OLYMPUS says its new VS120 virtual slide microscope system is the only microscope-based virtual slide system to offer darkfield illumination.   This novel whole slide imaging system also offers brightfield and fluorescence illumination. Darkfield imaging is favoured in situations where the…

Weekly news: the power of scientific video

I’VE ALWAYS been a sucker for scientific imaging competitions, which is just as well as this seems to be one of the main growth areas in science today. Every month seems to bring along a new competition for scientists to…