The new ChemiDoc-It® imaging system from UVP contains an interior darkroom with an adjustable sample platform and uses a CCD camera, Epi LED white light, and either motorized or manual fixed lenses to image chemiluminescent Western blots.
Spectral Applied Research showcased its Borealis Widefield laser-based illumination system for use with an epifluorescence microscope for applications including FRET imaging, particle tracking, quantitative FRAP, single-molecule imaging, and super-resolution localization microscopy.
Mad City Labs launched the Nano-Cyte™ image acquisition and stabilization platform-independent system that provides 3-D stabilization at the nanometer scale over a period of days, correcting for temperature gradients and sample and microscope drift. The system’s software-driven feedback control system achieves stabilization in the XY plane of +10 nm and in the Z plan of +20 nm.
FLoid™ is Life Technologies’ new fluorescence cell-imaging station designed to block ambient light and for use with Molecular Probes® reagents. FLoid comprises an open stage, built-in optical filters, a 20x fluorite objective lens, and protocols for 160 validated dyes and probes, and includes a keyboard, mouse, printer, and USP drive.
Thermo Scientific Nalgene has added a 1,000 mL MF75 0.1 micron PES filter unit to its line of filter membrane systems designed for mycoplasma removal.
Innopsys has automated microcontact printing for biomolecule deposition to produce microarrays and microfluidic devices with its InnoStamp instrument. Magnetic stamp technology achieves homogeneous contact between the stamp and the substrate for reproducible spotting.
Lumencor’s Light Engine illuminators—Spectra and Spectrax—have an average bandpass of 20 nm and a lifetime of about 15,000 hours, and each offers camera synchronization, electronic intensity control and shuttering, liquid light guide coupling, and fiber-optic, direct scope, and confocal coupling capabilities.
A prototype of Advanced Microscopy Group’s EVOS FL automated fluorescence microscope was on display. Due on the market later this year, the imager uses LED-based fluorescence technology that requires no bulbs or calibration.
The instrument’s scan wizard allows for multiple color imaging, entire vessel scans, and scans in multiple x-stack planes with options for image stitching or image acquisition for downstream analysis.
InstantOne™ PhosphoELISA is a one-hour, single wash cell-signaling assay from eBioscience for the detection of total- and/or phospho-protein levels of a specific protein. The capture antibody is bound to the assay plate, and the target analyte binds to both of the two sandwich ELISA antibodies in solution.