Compiled By LEE MATHER
Lens nanopositioning system
The Nano-F3D lens nanopositioning system positions an objective lens in 3-D. A travel range of 100 μm in each axis makes the system suitable for 4Pi microscopy and other fluorescence imaging applications. PicoQ sensors with closed-loop control enable mounting on microscopes and optical fixturing.
Mad City Labs, Madison, WI, http://bit.ly/g0OxfZ
Fluorescent imaging app
The IVIS Imaging app for iPad and iPhone demonstrates some of the main features of the company’s IVIS Optical Imaging platform. It shows in-vivo bioluminescent and fluorescent imaging workflow on an IVIS using the Living Image software. A filter selection tool allows selection between emission and excitation filters for a selected IVIS system and imaging options. Additional features include bioluminescent and fluorescent probe selections, as well as visual bar chart-based filter selection recommendations.
Caliper Life Sciences, Hopkinton, MA, http://bit.ly/eN7SZm
Suitable for Raman microscopy, the i-Raman portable spectrometer system does not require sample preparation and measures through glass, quartz, plastic and other materials to eliminate direct sample contact. Features include 3 cm-1 spectral resolution, wide Raman shift coverage, a TE-cooled 2048 pixel array and the company’s CleanLaze technology. A fiber-optic interface allows data collection within 175 cm-1 of the Rayleigh line.
B&W Tek, Newark, DE, http://bit.ly/e7Xm6U
The Nunavut InGaAs camera/detector combo line enables low-light spectroscopy in the near-infrared region, and is available in 900–1700, 1100–2200 and 1250–2500 nm linear array configurations for real-time spectral data acquisition. The combo enables “soft” cooling to -20°C, deep air cooling to -55°C and optional water cooling to -90°C.
BaySpec, San Jose, CA, http://bit.ly/iT4N9M