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July, 2012

New High Speed EMCCD Camera from Photometrics

Photometrics introduces another first in EMCCD technology with its new Evolve 512 Delta EMCCD camera. The Evolve 512 Delta possesses the industry's fastest frame rates and highest sensitivity for a camera of its class, enabling researchers to obtain high quality super-resolution images in half the time it takes other 512 x 512 EMCCD cameras on the market. Equipped with a sensor running at 20MHz that captures images at 62.5 fps, the Evolve 512 Delta makes super-resolution imaging much more productive and efficient. If you own a Photometrics Evolve 512 camera already, you can upgrade to this new level of performance.

Semrock Releases Femtosecond Laser Mirrors

Two 45° turning mirrors have been released in the soon-to-be-expanded line of PulseLineTM femtosecond laser optics. These mirrors are IBS-coated for maximum durability and feature high reflectivity (R>99%), low dispersion and a high laser damage threshold over a broad wavelength range. They are ideal for applications where femtosecond laser beams need to be guided from the output of the laser head to the sample, and are especially useful in multiphoton microscopy.

Super Resolution Microscopy: SIM Structured Illumination Microscopy

Structured Illumination Microscopy, SIM, is a super-resolution technique, developed by the University of San Francisco, which allows scientists to image below the diffraction limit of conventional optical microscopes.

SIM essentially illuminates a sample with structured light of a certain pattern. The interference that results between the illumination pattern and the sample produces a Moiré pattern. This Moiré pattern is then used as a reference to allow previously unresolved image information to be extracted.

Typical spatial resolution achieved using SIM imaging is of the order of 85nm in X and Y.

Compared to other forms of super-resolution techniques, which can take time to statistically build up the overall image, SIM is a relatively fast technique that can allow researchers to achieve super-resolution images of live-samples.

Nikon’s approach to SIM is such that Nikon’s (inverted) wide-field microscopes can be upgraded, at the customer site, to SIM imaging capability making this a cost effective way to enhance and further utilise your initial microscope investment.

Coherent Scientific has a Nikon N-SIM system currently on demonstration in Australia. For more information on Nikon’s N-SIM super resolution microscopes please view this video.

New Light Sources from Schott offer Increased Brightness

Schott Australia introduces the new KL 300 LED (top left) and KL 1600 LED (bottom left) microscopy LED light sources, both of which are available immediately. The KL 300 LED has a smart design and can be mounted to any microscope stand or used as a stand-alone illumination device. Its brightness is equivalent to a 30W halogen cold light source. The KL 1600 LED is an innovative fibre optic light source which uses cold light to illuminate all types of objects in industrial and life science applications. It is the benchmark in the field of LED light sources. Both light sources offer increased brightness, >60% over previous models.

Revolutionary New Tool for Cellular Investigation

The SI-CTS200 Cell Tester from WPI provides researchers with the comprehensive ability to investigate and characterise the physiological, bio-mechanical and bio-physical properties of single isolated living cells and extend these findings to the sub- and multi-cellular level. The Cell Tester can, without any changes, be used for one single living cell, for a small multi-cellular preparation and for single or larger skinned muscle strip preparations.

New Compact Solid State 473nm Laser

The OBIS range of lasers from Coherent is a family of smart lasers with output wavelengths from the UV to the Near IR with plug-and-play simplicity. Featuring the same footprint and beam propagation for all OBIS lasers, swapping to new wavelengths as your requirements change is straightforward. Three new lasers are now available in this range; OBIS 473nm 75mW, OBIS 405nm 200mW, OBIS 488nm 150mW.

Aperio Webinar: Whole Slide Image Analysis Applications for Metabolic Disorders

The next Aperio webinar is being held on 21 August and will be presented by Steven Hashegan, the CEO of Indica Labs. Indica Labs will present both brightfield and fluorescent image quantification for metabolically relevant areas including pancreatic islet analysis and adipose tissue quantification, while seamlessly integrated within the Aperio ePathology platform. Click to sign up for the webinar, or for more information on Aperio ePathology solutions.


Tony Bradshaw
Microscopy - ACT/NSW, NZ
(0419) 819 259 Email
Ben Hegarty
Microscopy - NSW
(0410) 106 100 Email
Kieren McHugh
Microscopy - QLD
(0408) 744 166 Email
Paul Pearce
Microscopy - QLD
(0401) 278 860 Email
Andrew Marshall
Laser Microscopy - NT, SA, TAS
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Rishi Raj
Microscopy - VIC
(0421) 545 661 Email
Ben Hibbs
Laser Microscopy - VIC
(0417) 117 881 Email
Brad Hope
Laser Microscopy - WA
(0402) 956 881 Email
Dr Robert Woolley
Microscopy Applications Specialist
(021) 288 8636 Email
Tim Watts
WPI Sales
(08) 8150 5289 Email
Julia King
National Sales Administration
(08) 8150 5255 Email
Andrew Masters
(0439) 819 095 Email

Coherent Scientific Pty. Ltd., Inc. in South Australia, Established in 1989, ABN 20 008 265 969

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