Nanotronics raises $30 million for automated microscope tech

Nanotronics – which boasts what it says is the world’s most advanced automated microscopes – said today that it has raised $30 million – bringing its total money raised to $71 million. The Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) led the Series D round, with participation from current investor Founders Fund. The money will accelerate development of Nanotronics’ optical

This microscopy technique could create better biopsies

Researchers are using high-resolution image biopsy samples to create more accurate and inexpensive diagnostic tests, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Light microscopes are usually used for pathology, but fine details of cells can’t be seen with them. The new technique, developed by Harvard Medical School and MIT, relies on expansion microscopy which expands

Zeiss touts new imaging software

The new Zeiss Zen 2 core imaging software is a lab infrastructure booster that connects systems, data and workflows, according to its creator Zeiss. The software reflects multi-modal workflows in connected lab environments with a single general user interface, according to Zeiss. The company says the result is a boost in efficiency through interactive control of

Leica Microsystems launches new technologies to augment surgeon visualization

Leica Microsystems is launching a new generation of augmented reality imaging technologies for surgical microscopes at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting this year in Los Angeles. The augmented reality imaging technologies are designed to supplement microscope views to support surgical decision-making and help teach neurosurgical procedures. Leica Microsystems’ approach to

Zeiss introduces new automated microscopy platform

Carl Zeiss Microscopy recently announced a new system for automated microscopy in life sciences research. Zeiss’s Celldiscoverer 7 combines the user-friendly automation features of a boxed microscope with the image quality and flexibility of a classic inverted research microscope, according to the company. Scientists acquire better data in shorter times with 2D or 3D cell cultures,

3D protein structure algorithm could transform drug therapy development

A group of University of Toronto researchers has developed a machine learning algorithm that creates 3D structures of protein molecules that may help transform drug therapy developments. Knowing the 3D shape of the protein is important for trying to understand how they work and respond to drug therapies. “Designing successful drugs is like solving a

Engineers shrink microscope to dime-sized device

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have created an atomic force microscope on a chip, dramatically shrinking the size — and, hopefully, the price tag — of a high-tech device commonly used to characterize material properties. “A standard atomic force microscope is a large, bulky instrument, with multiple control loops, electronics and amplifiers,”

Cryo tech for microscope samples wins funding

CryoCapCell (Paris) said Tuesday that it has raised €1.5 Million ($1.6 million) from Seventure Partners’s Quadrivium 1 seed capital fund. The money will go toward CryoCapCell’s technology to freeze living tissue samples through ultra-rapid, high-pressure vitrification (or cryogenisation), preventing the alteration of biological structures. The goal is to initially use the technology for cancer research

A touch of the lips now adjusts the microscope during brain surgery

Chris Newmarker, Managing Editor, Medical Design and Outsourcing Custom cable and connectors from Germany-based ODU played a significant role in the development of a surgical microscope system that brain surgeons can adjust with their lips rather than their hands.  Removing brain tumors can be a tricky business. In Russia, the operation involves looking through a microscope

Digital 2D microscope and measurement system introduced by Titan Tool Supply

Titan Tool Supply, Buffalo, New York, announces the introduction of an integrated, full HD digital microscope system which operates without a PC and, using its powerful image processing and control engine, delivers superb, video-image quality at 60 frames per second. According to Titan, the Omni offers a solution to a broad range of quality control, testing,

ZEISS donates digital microscope technology for classrooms to ASM International Teachers’ Camp

ZEISS announces that it participated in a Teachers’ Camp held by ASM International for high school-level STEM instructors, held at Manzano High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Zeiss donated a Stemi 305 Compact Stereo Microscope to the ASM Educational Foundation, which was used during the Teachers’ Camp and then given to the classroom of Margaret

ZEISS to showcase its multi-scale journey at Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M)

ZEISS announces they will be showcasing the latest microscopy innovations and advancements at Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) 2016, July 24 to 28, 2016, in Columbus, OH. ZEISS experts will be on hand at Booth #902 to offer a variety of lunch and after-hour technology seminars. Visitors to the booth are also invited to test drive

Imperial College London and University of Bath develop new optical devices

Two new optical devices could reduce the need to take tissue samples during medical examinations and operations and to then send them for testing – potentially speeding up diagnosis and treatment and cutting healthcare costs. One is a lightweight handheld microscope designed to examine external tissue or tissue exposed during surgery. One example of its

Mahr Federal to feature MarVision MM 320 and MarVision QM 300 Video Measuring Microscopes w/image processing at MD&M EAST 2016

Mahr Federal will feature the MarVision MM 320 and the MarVision QM 300 video measuring microscopes with image processing capability at MD&M EAST, June 14-16, 2016, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, Booth #2121. Designed for the measurement and/or dimensioning of geometric elements, the MM 320 and QM 300 video measuring microscopes incorporate

Introducing Basler PowerPack for microscopy: Tailored all-round camera package for microscopic apps

In every imaging implementation for a microscopy application, the system’s requirements are very individual. Basler’s PowerPacks for Microscopy include cameras with the latest and most cost-effective technology to meet these requirements. State-of-the-art CMOS sensors provide high performance, and resolutions from 1.2 MP to 5 MP supply best image quality. No matter whether capturing moving objects