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  • Veeco Instruments, Leica Microsystems Ally for Research

Photonics Spectra
Jun 2007
Veeco Instruments Inc. of Woodbury, N.Y., a supplier of nanoscience instrumentation, and Leica Microsystems GmbH of Wetzlar, Germany, a manufacturer of optical microscopy imaging systems, have formed a collaboration to improve research techniques in biology and nanomedicine. Initially, they will focus on integrating Veeco’s BioScope II atomic force microscope with Leica’s DMI series inverted microscopes, an advance that will yield high-resolution images for cell biology and provide scientists with a fully automated and coded instrument. The BioScope II enables in situ techniques for measuring biological samples in 3-D.

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