Aug. 14, 2013
Peering through a homemade instrument-toy-like by today's standards-the Dutch tradesman Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) first observed a dizzying menagerie of lifeforms, invisible to the naked eye. Since then, scientists have steadily refined the field of microscopy, achieving spectacular results at ever-tinier scales. moreAug. 09, 2013
A device that could speed up medical imaging without breaking the bank has been built by Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley. The key ingredient is molybdenum disulfide, or MoS2, an engine lubricant which has been sold in auto parts shops for decades.
moreAug. 08, 2013
The International Symposium "Nanoscale Membrane Organisation" will take place in the hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Schluchsse, Germany from October 24-25, 2013. Live cell imaging and confocal microscope techniques commonly used in the last 10 years have failed to resolve structures below the diffraction limit of 250 nm and therefore have missed many details of the nanoscale organization of membrane proteins. Recent technical developments and new concepts show that the plasma membrane is more highly organized at nanoscale distances than previously thought. moreAug. 07, 2013
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have "painted" the world's most famous painting Mona Lisa on a substrate surface approximately 30 microns in width - or one-third the width of a human hair. The team's creation, the "Mini Lisa," demonstrates a technique that could potentially be used to achieve nanomanufacturing of devices because the team was able to vary the surface concentration of molecules on such short-length scales. moreAug. 06, 2013
Vision Source has announced their appointment as UK authorized distributors for Leica Biosystems range of clinical microscopes.
Further to acquiring assets and the hiring of staff from former dealers, Optivision, Vision Source are committed to a seamless integration of Leica's products into their portfolio offering users old and new continued excellent service and support.
moreAug. 05, 2013
Recently, Benjamin Schmid from Jan Huisken Group at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics and collaborators presented their article on "High-speed panoramic light-sheet microscopy reveals global endodermal cell dynamics" in Nature Communications. moreAug. 05, 2013
This year's „attocube Research Awards" were given to four master students and PhD scientists from the Center for Nano Science (CeNS) at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University in Munich. The laureates had been honored by the company founder and Scientific Director Prof. Khaled Karraï for their excellent Master's theses and PhD dissertations in the field of application-related nanosciences. The Award is endowed with 17,500 € and is given yearly since 2009. moreAug. 02, 2013
In November 2011, FEI Company acquired TILL Photonics.
The process of integration is about to be finalized: Effective 5th August 2013, TILL Photonics GmbH will become FEI Munich GmbH. The site will continue to operate from its current address. It will also continue to sell and develop the live cell imaging product lines iMIC, spinning disk, TIRF, FRAP, FRET, 2 photon and calcium imaging.