Category: imaging

Tablet cam makes any microscope digital

COMBINING the features of a digital camera and a tablet computer, a new line of devices from Carltex promise to make any microscope into a digital instrument. The tablet cams connect easily to any trinocular head, says the company, and…

Software makes sense of microscope images

EVEN the best cameras with the highest quality optics and sensors are limited by the dynamic range of what they can record, and this feature is especially noticeable in high-contrast images. This can be a problem in microscopy applications where…

Gel imaging for the budget-conscious

DESCRIBING it as ‘the most cost-effective gel doc system currently available’, Syngene is targetting its new U:Genius3 squarely at laboratories that are keeping a close eye on costs in these difficult economic times. Despite its budget price tage, Syngene says…

Lens for deep imaging of thick biological samples

NEED to look deep into a biological sample, without resorting to sectioning it first? Olympus says it has the answer with its new Scaleview 25x microscope objective lens. Developed in conjunction with the Riken Institute in Japan, the lens makes…

Atomic force imaging made easier than ever

NEW QUANTITATIVE imaging (QI) capabilities for the NanoWizard3 atomic force microscope (AFM) are said to make AFM imaging easier than ever before. JPK says the QI system gives the operator full control over the tip-sample force at each pixel on…

Image Petri dishes inside the workstation

A NEW Petri dish imaging system which fits inside a workstation has been launched by Don Whitley Scientific. Enabling plates to be photographed while incubation continues, and without having to remove them from the workstation, the Whitley Petrifoto uses a…

‘Mouse-ear’ rotifer wins Olympus imaging prize

THE 2011 Olympus BioScapes digital imaging competition has been won by an image of a rotifer, a microscopic aquatic creature, bearing a comic resemblance to a cartoon mouse. Taken by Charles Krebs using high-speed flash to freeze the motion of…

Gel illuminator is safer and slimmer

SYNGENE says its new UltraSlim-LED blue light transilluminator provides safer excitation of fluorescent dyes than conventional UV, with comparable results. UltraSlim-LED, as its name suggests, uses LEDs which produce ‘Epi-blue’ light with a narrow emission peak centred at 470nm. This,…