Category: microscope

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…

Instant, PC-free, microscope imaging

A NEW standalone controller for the five megapixel Olympus DP26 microscope camera makes it possible to view samples and capture images directly on a monitor screen with no need for a dedicated computer.   This means that microscopy images can be captured…

Caption competition: microscope makes student sad

  THIS picture was sent to us by Meiji Techno, which has just commissioned a new suite of 365 microscopes at the University of Liverpool, UK. The university’s new central teaching laboratory was opened last month, October 2012, just in…

Raman microspectroscope with multiple laser colours

CRAIC Technologies has added further laser wavelengths to its Apollo Raman microspectrometer, with blue, green, red, and infrared now available.  Used in conjunction with a light microscope, the Craic Apollo measures Raman spectra from samples or selected areas of large…

Zebrafish image scores Nikon prize

THE WINNING image in the 2012 Nikon Small World photomicrography competition is an image of the blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo, submitted by Dr Jennifer Peters and Dr Michael Taylor of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.   This is…

Winning micrograph image scores seal of approval

THE EUROPEAN Microscopy Congress, EMC2012, held last month in Manchester, UK, was used by Agar Scientific to host two competitions related to microscopy imaging.   The company supported the biennial International Micrograph Competition organised by the Royal Microscopical Society, which awarded…

Confocal microscope gives enhanced imaging of living specimens

RESEARCHERS seeking more sensitive live cell imaging along with high-speed measurement capability will find the Olympus FluoView FV1200 confocal laser scanning microscope meets their needs, says the company. Offering ultra-high sensitivity along with fluorescence measurement, this instrument is designed specifically…