Business as usual (not quite..)
Coherent Scientific and most of our suppliers continue to operate during this time.
Most of our staff are working remotely. The Adelaide office remains open for incoming and outgoing goods, with appropriate restrictions in place. And whilst we might not be visiting you in person any time soon (restrictions vary with state/country), we can assist as much as possible remotely if required. Our service team are still available for support. We will help remotely as much as possible, and can visit if necessary (NZ excluded at the current time).
As always, you can contact us by email and phone +61 (0)8 8150 5200 with any questions you may have. We can also set up webinars covering a range of applications and also offer remote demos of our systems.
We hope you are your loved wells are all well. Never has the phrase, Keep Calm and Carry On seemed more approriate !Read More
Artifical Intelligence for Predictive Imaging
Nikon Instruments has announced a powerful image analysis and processing module for NIS-Elements that leverages Deep learning and Artifical Intelligence. NIS.ai is a suite of new AI-based processing tools that utilises convolutional neural networks to learn from small training datasets supplied by the user. The training results can then be easily applied to process and analyse huge volumes of data, enabling researchers to increase throughput and expand their application limits.
NIS.ai includes a suite of applications for predictive imaging, image segmentation and processing:
Convert.ai: Convert.ai learns related patterns present in two different imaging channels. After training, Convert.ai can then predict the pattern in the second channel even when presented with only the first channel. DAPI-based staining of nuclei is a common method for cell segmentation and counting. Convert.ai can be trained to predict where the DAPI label would be based on unstained DIC or phase-contrast images. This enables users to perform nuclei-based image analysis without ever having to stain samples with DAPI or acquire a fluorescent channel.
Segment.ai: Segment.ai enables complex structures to be easily identified and segmented. Neurites in phase-contrast images are traditionally difficult to define by classic thresholding. Segment.ai can be trained on a small subset of hand-traced neurites to automatically detect and segment neurites from thousands of untraced datasets.
Enhance.ai: Imaging dim fluorescent samples or applications that require low-level light exposure typically result in compromised image quality with poor signal-to-noise ratio. Enhance.ai learns what a high signal-to-noise image looks like by comparing under-exposed and optimally-exposed images. Enhance.ai can then restore details in under-exposed or dim fluorescent images, enabling researchers to gain more insights from their low-signal imaging applications.
Denoise.ai: Launched earlier this year, Denoise.ai removes shot noise from resonant confocal images and can be performed in real-time. Applying Denoise.ai to resonant confocal imaging enables users to acquire confocal images at ultra high speed without sacrificing image quality.
3-photon Short-pass Dichroic Beamsplitter
If you work with multiphoton microscopy, three-photon imaging allows you to image even deeper into tissues with improved contrast.
Semrock's new 3-photon short-pass dichroic beamsplitter allows super-resolution flatness imaging of green and red genetically expressed fluorescence in a standard epi-fluorescence microscope configuration. This dichroic beamsplitter is optimised to reflect 1300nm and 1700nm laser pulses with minimal temporal pulse broadening. With industry-leading flatness, this dichroic beamsplitter allows minimal focus shift and optical wavefront aberrations of the laser beam spot to enable your preferred imaging technique.
Premium Stereotaxic Instruments
WPI has released a line of premium stereotaxic instruments designed for research. These frames and accessories stand up to daily laboratory use and offer the precision you demand. They are committed to bringing you the quality products you need, and the affordable solutions you want.
A broad variety of stereotaxic instruments are available for various applications.
- Basic frames with single or dual arms
- Motorised and digital frames
- Parallel rail frames
WPI stereotaxic frames
- Are convenient to use and highly accurate (to 100µm)
- Offer smooth and versatile movement
- Provide stability and adaptability
Perfusion/Media Exchange System
Perfusion, media exchange, drug delivery and mxing can be easily programmed without disturbing your sample using the new PMD-D35 Perfusion/Media Exchange System from Tokai Hit.
It enables uniform mixing of the media and drug offering stress-free, safe and highly repeatable experiments by keeping the media level even. It is suitable for long-term single cell imaging and prevents media evaporation and contamination.Read More