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New Live Cell Incubator

This latest generation represents a new era in Okolab's incubation technology designed to eliminate doubt with your live cell imaging conditions providing complete sample feedback from the inside. Your samples communicate directly with the sensors, ensuring precision.


The BL3 is the first live cell incubator ever to offer in-chamber sampling and closed-feedback control of CO2, humidity,and temperature levels - the 3 essential parameters to control for ideal live-cell imaging conditions.


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New Compact Diode-pumped Nd:YAG Laser

Quantel/Lumibird is pleased to announce the release of the new Shrike compact diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser, which is capable of delvering an energy of 130mJ at 1064nm, powered by a simple 24V power supply and integrated into an ultra-compact package.


The Shrike benefits from all the features that have made the Centurion+ and Viron series laser systems so successful: embedded electronics in the laser head and a sealed (IP66), vibration-tested (MIL-STD-810H) structure that adapts to the most extreme environments. Combined with excellent optical specifications, these features make the Shrike an outstanding laser.

This new pulsed Nd:YAG laser demonstrates once again Lumibird's commitment to offer benchmark tools that incorporate the latest innovations to meet the ever evolving needs of its customers.


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Win a Free Optical Filter !

Welcome to Semrock's 2023 Optics Photo Contest. Join the life science optics community in the rare opportunity to feature your best scientific images curated with optical filters. Semrock want to turn the spotlight on individuals who exemplify mastery in their field and demonstrate their expertise using optical filters to capture every photon possible.


The favorite entrees will be awarded a free optical filter from one of our newest and innovative Optical Filter Families: Nanopede™ or Avant™.


Apply now !


Submissions Close on 17 November 2023.

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New Andor MicroPoint 4, a high-end photo-stimulation device

As the fourth generation of the highly successful MicroPoint product family, MicroPoint 4 will continue to prove an outstanding tool for optical manipulation of a wide range of microscopic specimens from life and materials sciences: now with more capabilities.


The MicroPoint family was first brought to market in the early 2000s and immediately found favour in the scientific community, where its patented, miniature dye laser was used for optical microsurgery on model organisms such as c. elegans, drosophila and zebra fish. With elegantly designed experiments, scientists severed single axons and guide cells to understand regeneration and development. While in single cells, the tiniest fibres were excised to study mitosis (cell division) and DNA damage was induced to characterise DNA repair.


MicroPoint 4 builds on this legacy, with an all-new smart controller, fast galvos and new lasers. Galvo and Manual models support the classic nitrogen-pumped dye laser which selects from 24 different wavelengths, by simply replacing a dye cell. A new fibre spot adapter (FSA), delivers a continuous wave (CW) laser for bleaching and photo-activation of fluorescent proteins.


Significantly, MicroPoint 4 offers Pico: a new ultra-compact YAG laser. With 1 ns pulse width and 5 kHz repetition rate, Pico delivers kW peak-power and is ideal for microsurgery, DNA damage and uncaging. 355 or 532 nm emission is selected by filter, and Pico can be combined with FSA for ultimate flexibility. Pico is expected to be released in January 2024.


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OTESPA AFM Probes are back in Stock !

Two of Bruker's most popular visible-tip probes are back in stock : OLTESPA-R3 and OTESPA-R4!


These probes allow you to reliably target any point of interest. Just align the free end of the cantilever with the sample feature of interest when in the navigation GUI of your AFM, and hit Engage. Since the tip is located directly beneath the cantilever apex, it will land in the perfect position every time!


Both probes feature tetrahedral sharpened tips with 7 nm tip radii for crisp topographic images. OLTESPA-R3 has a 70 kHz frequency and 2 N/m spring constant, while OTESPA-R4 has a 300 kHz nominal frequency and 26 N/m spring constant, making them a perfect pairing for a wide range of polymeric, metallic, semiconductor, ceramic, and similar samples.


Contact Teresa Rosenzweig for a quotation today.




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