Category: microscope

Particle analysis by electron microscope

THE RECENT introduction of advanced energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) systems by Bruker has equipped the Hitachi TM3000 tabletop microscope to work alongside a Bruker Quantax 200 to perform fully automated particle analysis.   In particular, two modules of Bruker’s Esprit software – the…

Microscopy comes to Manchester

ORGANISERS are claiming a major success with the European Microscopy Congress 2012, held in Manchester UK this week (17-21 September 2012). Traditionally considered a meeting rooted in electron microscopy, EMC2012 had a new, ahem, focus on light microscopy thanks to…

Leica claims fastest true confocal scanner

LEICA Microsystems says it is once again at the forefront of the confocal microscope market with the launch of the Leica TCS SP8, successor to the SP5 series. Launched in June 2012 and demonstrated at the European Microscopy Congress EMC2012…

Inverted microscopes offer modular reconfiguration

OLYMPUS says its new range of inverted microscopes, the IX3 series, will be ‘future-proof’ thanks to their swappable deck modules. Aimed at the live cell imaging and clinical analysis markets, the three-model range each has at least one cartridge-like deck…

New microscope is half price of old model

THE NEW entry-level inverted microscope from Olympus, the IX53, was launched this week at the European Microscopy Congress – EMC2012 – in Manchester, UK. It replaces the old IX51 model, promising improved performance and a modular, ‘future-proof’ configuration, yet it…

SEEC microscopy for real-time biomolecular recognition monitoring

RESEARCHERS at Chalmers University, Sweden, have applied surface-enhanced ellipsometric contrast (SEEC) microscopy for time-resolved, label-free visualisation of biomolecular recognition events on spatially heterogeneous, supported lipid bilayers (SLB). Biomolecular binding events were monitored with a lateral resolution near the optical diffraction…

Metrology software captures images ten times quicker

OLYMPUS has released an updated version of its Lext OLS4000 confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) software. Compatible with 64-bit Windows 7, Lext 2.2 allows users to capture high resolution images up to ten times faster than the previous version. The…

Ceti microscopes outlined in new catalogue

A NEW catalogue outlining the Ceti microscope range has been published by Medline Scientific. The 44-page publication covers the entire Ceti range, launched recently at Achema 2012. Ceti microscopes include simple models aimed at the education market as well as…

Microscope software gets major upgrade

THE LATEST iteration of CellSens microscopy software from Olympus includes new imaging modules that promise many benefits, especially to inexperienced users. CellSens 1.7 includes Well Navigator to streamline the imaging of multi-well experiments, along with High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging…

Inverted microscope range has been re-engineered

TOTALLY re-engineered range of customisable inverted microscopes will be launched by Olympus in September 2012, the company has announced. Taking advantage of the attention generated by the European Microscopy Congress (EMC) 2012 in Manchester, UK (16-21 September), the new instruments…