Nov. 29, 2011
The 15th European Microscopy Congress is now just eleven months away, and a First Call for Papers will be made at the end of October. The conference - spreading over five days - will follow a conventional format with multiple parallel sessions and a Plenary Session each day. moreNov. 28, 2011
Though it was quickly adopted by the scientific community, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Physics Xiaowei Zhuang worried that researchers using the system of technology of super-resolution, stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM) she developed were not producing high-quality images because they were not using the technology properly. moreNov. 18, 2011
The start of the new 2011/12 fiscal year also marked the launch of Carl Zeiss Microscopy. 2,500 employees of MicroImaging und Nano Technology Systems now form the new business group in the Carl Zeiss Group. In the future the company will be the world's only supplier to offer systems and solutions for light and electron microscopy.
Correlative Microscopy: moreNov. 16, 2011
FEI, a instrumentation company providing imaging and analysis systems for research and industry, announced that it has acquired TILL Photonics of Munich, Germany. TILL provides high resolution, digital light microscopes and high speed imaging systems for live cell fluorescence microscopy. moreNov. 15, 2011
Leica Microsystems, a provider of microscopy systems and total histology solutions, announced that it has acquired the microscopy and histopathology business of Labindia Instruments Pvt. Ltd. This transition comes after more than 20 years during which Labindia has successfully distributed Leica's products in India. Over 130 associates from Labindia have transferred to Leica Microsystems to sustain continuity for existing customers who will continue to benefit from Labindia's experience of their needs and applications. moreNov. 14, 2011
Cobolt, Swedish manufacturer of DPSS lasers, announces the completion of a 40% expansion of its clean-room production facilities, along with investments in new manufacturing and test equipment. The expansion provides necessary capacity ramp-up to meet an increasing demand for the company's laser products for use in analytical instrumentation.
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Leica Microsystems has signed an agreement with the Max Planck Society and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) for the development of the next generation of super-resolution STED (Stimulated Emission Depletion) microscopy. This gives Leica Microsystems the license to develop the new technology, called gated STED, into a commercial product and put it on the market. moreNov. 10, 2011
Scientists from Lewis and Clark College, working collaboratively with the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) in the USA have examined the fascinating climbing skills of geckos and spiders using the Orion helium ion microscope from Carl Zeiss. High resolution images displaying unique definition and detail rendition reveal even the finest structures on the feet of these animals. This imaging advances the understanding of how the masterly climbing skills of these creatures are attributable to adhesive forces or, in other words, intermolecular attractions. more