6. May 2019

New WIFI camera for educational use by Nikon

Nikon is proud to present their new WIFI camera for educational use. Transform the classroom into an interactive environment.

Nikon is proud to present their new WIFI camera for educational use. Transform the classroom into an interactive environment.

The camera can create a WiFi hotspot that a user (or multiple users) can connect to with an iOS or Android device to view and capture images. Images and video can be saved directly to the device. The camera can also be run from a PC workstation via USB with included software. Intuitive software for operation.

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6. May 2019

Nikon ISCI Application note

NAMC versus EMBOSS - Two different contrast techniques for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

Introduction

ICSI is the process within the assisted reproductive cycle that enables the fertilization of the gametes by direct injection of a single spermatozoon into a metaphase II oocyte with the aid of an inverted microscope and micromanipulators. Several steps are involved in the process and the most important parameters for this process to be successful are stability, precision and speed.

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10. April 2019

Nanolive application: Immuno-Oncology

The 3D Cell Explorer used within Immunotherapy.

The relationship between immune system and cancer is elaborated and dynamic.

Immunotherapy has been acquiring big visibility in recent years and even more in the last months thanks to the 2018 Nobel Prize for medicine (read here). Immunotherapy involves re-engineering T-cells so that they can recognize and kill cancer cells. This type of therapy has shown promising preliminary results in fighting lymphoma.

Microscopy is the elected method to study immune cells interactions and their potential for cancer healing. However, technologies that are available nowadays mainly rely on fluorescence, and fragile primary immune cells are heavily perturbed and eventually killed by staining procedures and phototoxicity.

The research on immune-oncology will greatly benefit from a high-resolution, label-free approach allowing to image immune cells interplays in a marker-free, non-invasive way.

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10. April 2019

Nanolive application: Stem Cell Research

Stem cell research with label-free 3D live cell imaging from Nanolive.

Advancing stem cell research with the 3D Cell Explorer
Scientists can discover more about the behavior of stem cells with Nanolive's 3D live cell microscope – the 3D Cell Explorer. This microscope offers the best contrast, resolution and versatility that a label-free microscopic approach can offer today, coupled to unmatched time resolution. Last but not least, it's 3D.

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26. November 2018

Video: The Cytoflex Flow Cytometer

Curious about the Cytoflex platform from Beckman Coutler? View this video guide.

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14. September 2018

LIPSI from Nikon is here!

High-speed, flexible, automated well plate acquisition, data visualization and analysis.

Nikon Europe has developed, in collaboration with key players in the field Prior scientific and Life Imaging Services, a fully incubated, high content screening platform that enables high speed acquisition for up to 20 well plates. Together with our analysis tools, Nikon enables you to get results from live cells in real time.

LIPSI utilises all the functionality of the Eclipse Ti-2 inverted microscope, including its 25mm field of view and capacity of high speed imaging, while offering modularity and expandability. LIPSI can easily be upgraded with different confocal modalities and accessories to ensure that your platform can evolve with your research needs.

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14. September 2018

New Multiwell plates from ibidi

Multiwell plates with black walls and a flat and clear coverslip bottom.

Need High Throughput for your Cell Culture Assays?

  • High-resolution cell microscopy on a tissue culture-treated surface
  • Brilliant Fluorescence imaging without autofluorescence 
  • Ready for HTS and robotics: compliant with ANSI / SLAS (SBS)

Multiwell plates with black walls and a flat and clear coverslip bottom (#1.5 ibidi Polymer Coverslip) for high-throughput applications in cell-based assays.

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23. June 2018

When to replace a centrifuge?

Lab Manager Centrifuge resource guide.

Lab Manager has published a video guide on what to look out for on your centrifuge, and when it might time for a replacement.

 

 

 


 

The film can be viewed here:

Along side this, Lab Manager provides a guide on centrifuges that covers the following topics:

  • Questions to ask when purchasing a new centrifuge 
  • Maintenance tips to keep your centrifuge and rotors spinning safely.
  • Expert advice on set-up, care, and techniques
  • Featured products and new offerings

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8. June 2018

Wound Healing App Note from Biotek

Wound Healing monitoring using the Lionheart™ FX Automated Live Cell Imager.

Performance of a Label-Free Image-Based 2D Scratch Wound Healing Assay to monitor Cell Migration and its Inhibition.

Introduction
Cell migration- the random movement of cells plays a central role in physiological and pathological processes. Cell migration is an integral part of basic biological processes like tissue formation, wound healing and the immune response, as well as processes like cancer invasion and metastasis.

The basic principal of cell movement is a cyclical 5-step procedure starting with cell polarization and protrusion of the leading edge.

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8. June 2018

Application Note from ibidi

A web-based quantitative image analysis solution for wound healing and cell migration assays.

A web-based quantitative image analysis solution for wound healing and cell migration assays.

  • A complete solution for wound healing experiments – only a few steps from sample preparation to image analysis
  • Objective and reproducible analysis
  • Easy and fast data processing – results within minutes
  • No extra hardware or software needed

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31. May 2018

Western blot technique

Western blot is a well-established and widely used technique for the detection and analysis of proteins.

Western blot is a well-established and widely used technique for the detection and analysis of proteins. The method is based on the construction of an antibody-protein complex with specific antibodies that bind to proteins immobilized on a membrane. In the last decade, The Fusion has permit great improvements in detection methods and software that have made quantitative Western blot safer and more sensitive and efficient.

Read the article on Western Blotting detection methods from Vilber here

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24. November 2017

Chemotaxis webinar from ibidi

Webinar: In vitro Monitoring of the Intrinsic Motility Behaviors of Human Lymphocytes. 20 Nov 2017

Webinar outline
The motility of lymphocytes is intimately related to their immune surveillance function. Lymphocytes alternate between phases of individual cell exploration across tissues and phases of prolonged cell-cell interaction during activation and function. We are exploring how diversified lymphocyte motility behaviors emerge from the capacity of those cells to integrate signals from their environment, including extracellular matrix components, chemokines, neighbor cells and antigen-presenting cells.

 

Time and date:
November 29 2017 at 10:00 and again at 16:00 (Copenhagen timezone)

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16. October 2017

Nikon Small World Winners

View all the amazing microscopy images from the competition here.

The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition celebrates the beautiful, weird, wonderful, and microscopic things in our world through photos captured using a light microscope. Now in its 43rd year, the competition continues to impress.

The 2017 competition received over 2,000 entries from 88 different countries. Many of the images were taken during scientific research projects.

"This year's winners not only reflect remarkable research and trends in science, but they also allow the public to get a glimpse of a hidden world," says Eric Flem, Communications Manager, Nikon Instruments.

Have a look at all the amazing images here

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1. October 2017

New Ebook from Nikon

‘Sharper images: Exploring confocal and superresolution microscopy' -New Ebook from Nikon.

Sharper images: Exploring confocal and superresolution microscopy' -from Science and Nikon Instruments Inc.

 

 

 

 


This ebook is a collection of research articles highlighting the application of superresolution and confocal imaging technologies. In addition, a technical paper reviewing the latest developments in Nikon confocal technology and an application note comparing the benefits and drawbacks of superresolution versus confocal systems are included. We hope this booklet provides a timely review of innovations and applications in both the confocal and superresolution technology space, and aids the reader in selecting the best imaging technology for their research.

 

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14. June 2017

Advanced analysis of human T cell subsets on the CytoFLEX

Application Information Bulletin: 13 colors on CytoFLEX.

Advanced analysis of human T cell subsets on the CytoFLEX flow cytometer using a 13 color tube based on DuraClone dry reagent technology.

 

 

 

 

Summary
Multi-color flow cytometry is a powerful tool to analyze the highly heterogeneous human T cell compartment.
Using the 10 color DuraClone IM T Cell Subset dry reagent kit (CD45RA-FITC, CD197-PE, CD28-ECD,
CD279-PC5.5, CD27-PC7, CD4-APC, CD8-Alexa-Fluor* 700, CD3-APC-Alexa-Fluor* 750, CD57-Pacific Blue*,
CD45-Krome Orange) plus 3 additional liquid antibodies for the violet laser (Brilliant Violet 605TM anti-human
CD95, Brilliant Violet 650TM anti-human CD25, and Brilliant Violet 785TM anti-human CD127 antibodies) we
defined a 13-color tube which allows for the identification of major peripheral T cell subsets according to
classical and more recent characterization criteria, with a minimum of sample preparation effort.

 

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14. March 2017

Analysis of Animal Feeds

Quality control of raw materials, ingredients, mix or finished with X-ray fluorescence is now faster and better than ever.

Quality control of raw materials, ingredients, mix or finished with X-ray fluorescence is now faster and better than ever.

Determination of Na, Mg, P, Cl, K, Ca, Mn, Fe and many more, with detection limits of 1 ppm - measured directly, without significant sample preparation.

Thanks to the rapid development of detectors, optics and with Rigaku's RFP-SQX Shortfin and flying software, measured all the items at once and without calibration.

Read the "Analysis of Animal Feeds" application from Rigaku here.

 

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12. January 2017

Immunoflourescence Assays

Removable Chambers or All-in-One Chambers for Immunofluorescence Assays.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Classic Immunofluorescence in Removable Chambers

ibidi provides the easiest and most convenient solution for removable culture wells. These products contain a silicone gasket with chambers for individual cell culture and incubation conditions. The Immunofluorescence Chamber Family is perfect for long-term storage of samples prepared using the classic "glass slide with mounted coverslip" technique.


Immunofluorescence in All-in-One Chambers

ibidi provides a time saving and cost-effective solution for immunofluores¬cence with ibidi µ-Slides, an All-in-One chamber. Choose between the traditional open-well chambers or the channel µ-Slides. The channel slides are ideal for reducing the needed volume of expensive reagents or staining antibodies.  Both formats allow cultivation, fixation, permeabilization, and staining steps to be completed in the wells or channels.  After staining and mounting, the sample can be observed through the coverslip-like bottom by high-resolution microscopy.

 

Find more information how to optimize your immunofluorescence protocol with these application notes:

Removable Chambers:
Application Note 49: Immunofluorescence Staining with the 12 Well Chamber, removable
Application Note 50: Immunofluorescence Staining with the 3 Well Chamber, removable
Application Note 45: Mounting Medium Types for Immunofluorescence Microscopy

All-in-One Chambers
Application Note 16: Immunofluorescence Staining with the µ-Slide 8 Well
Application Note 09: Immunofluorescence Staining with the µ-Slide VI 0.4

Interested in testing how the slides work? 
Order Your FREE Sample
for Your Immunofluorescence Assay.

Ordering information:
µ-Slide 2 Well, ibiTreat: #1.5 polymer coverslip, tissue culture treated, sterilized
µ-Slide 4 Well, ibiTreat: #1.5 polymer coverslip, tissue culture treated, sterilized
µ-Slide 8 Well, ibiTreat: #1.5 polymer coverslip, tissue culture treated, sterilized
µ-Slide VI 0.4, ibiTreat: #1.5 polymer coverslip, tissue culture treated, sterilized
3 Well Chamber, removable: microscopy glass slide, sterilized
8 Well Chamber, removable: microscopy glass slide, sterilized
12 Well Chamber, removable: microscopy glass slide, sterilized

 

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