Compiled By LEE MATHER
Digital camera for fluorescence microscopy
The ORCA-Flash2.8 camera features a FL-280 CMOS image sensor, which offers 2.8 Mpixels and a 3.63 x 3.63 μm pixel size. Wavelength sensitivity ranges from UV to visible, with peak sensitivity over 60% QE at 450-500 nm. Suitable applications include ratio imaging, fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy and real-time confocal microscopy.
Hamamatsu Photonics, Bridgewater, NJ, http://bit.ly/gJV0n3
The FQ-Series medical laser with a 1470 nm wavelength offers a parallel wavelength of 980, 940 or 810 nm, making higher absorption possible in water and hemoglobin. The fiber-coupled laser offers a 15 and 30 W power rating, with >100 W available on request. Features include a protective window, fiber contact switch, monitor diode and pilot laser.
LIMO, Dortmund, Germany, http://bit.ly/98CVBJ
Pumped phosphor light engine
The Heliophor pumped phosphor light engine for quantitative fluorescence imaging applications features six user-exchangeable wavelength modules, which deliver up to ~500 mW per channel. It features advanced triggering and control capabilities, including the ability to upload macros, and <10 μs rise and fall times for high-speed digital control.
89 North, Burlington, VT, http://bit.ly/fG7YrL
Flexible LED backlight
Made of ultra-thin polycarbon film, the QuantumBrite flexible LED backlight measures 0.6 mm thick on its widest side. This LED backlight is ideal for medical device applications, including indicators, logo enhancement and display features on medical radiology equipment, monitors, defibrillators, infusion pumps, blood gases analyzers and ventilators.
Lumex, Palatine, IL, http://bit.ly/evmtck