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.
Introducing MicroPoint 4, a powerful tool for photostimulation
Date: Friday 20 October 2023
Time: 4am NZDT | 2am AEDT | 11pm (Thurs 21st)
The MicroPoint family was first brought to market in the early 2000’s and immediately found favour in the scientific community, where its patented, miniature dye laser was used for optical microsurgery on model organisms like 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 fibers were excised to study mitosis (cell division) and DNA damage was induced to characterise DNA repair.
In this webinar, Dr Mark Browne, Microscopy Systems Director at Andor will introduce MicroPoint 4, with all-new smart controller, millisecond beam positioning and new solid state laser options capabilities are significantly enhanced. The fiber spot adapter (FSA), delivers continuous wave (cw) laser for bleaching and photo-activation of fluorescent proteins. And coming soon, is a new ultra-compact YAG laser, we call Pico: with 5 kHz rep rate, 1 ns pulse width and emission at 355 and 532 nm, Pico delivers kW peak-power and is ideal for microsurgery, DNA damage and uncaging.
Mark Browne Director of Microscopy Systems has contributed to many significant developments, managing the spinning disk confocal and photostimulation portfolios. Educated at Edinburgh and Reading Universities, Mark had a successful academic career, primarily at University of Manchester, where he established a research group in optical imaging and image processing. He was co-founder of Kinetic Imaging Limited in 1990, which was acquired in 2004 by Andor. Since the acquisition, he has contributed to R&D and Product Management in microscopy and imaging software.
- Principles of Photostimulation
- Technology used in MicroPoint 4
- Applications of pulsed and CW laser photostimulation
If you are not a night owl, register, and you will receive copy of the recorded webinar after the event :)Read More
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.
Submissions Close on 17 November 2023.Read More
Combine BioAFM with Cytosurge FluidFM for Advanced Micro-Manipulation, -Injection and -Printing Capabilities
Date: Thursday 12 October 2023
Time Session 1: 9pm NZDT | 7pm AEDT | 4pm AWST
Time Session 2: 4am NZDT | 2am AEDT | 11am AWST (Wed 11 Oct)
Join us for this exciting webinar which will be held in conjunction with Cytosurge AG, Switzerland. This joint webinar will provide valuable insights into the groundbreaking capabilities of combining Bruker’s BioAFM techniques with the Cytosurge FluidFM technology.
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an advanced multi-parametric imaging technique that delivers 3D surface images of cells and biomolecules in the nm-range, characterises their nanomechanical properties, and enables the visualization of interactions and structural changes occurring at the molecular level.
The FluidFM (Fluidic Force Microscopy) technology is a unique combination of AFM and microfluidics that can be used to manipulate single-cells in a variety of ways, including force spectroscopy, cell transfections and the extraction of cytoplasmic biopsies for downstream analysis.
The seamless combination of FluidFM with Bruker’s BioAFMs opens the door to a host of novel experiment designs and applications. It enables a broader range of force control, use of microfluidics for single cell manipulation applications, and accurate positioning combined with perfect optical integration for observation and control.
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.