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The Abrio imaging system from Cambridge Research
& Instrumentation Inc. allows researchers to observe living cells noninvasively
and in detail using intrinsic contrast within the intact cell. It enables the imaging
of fine intracellular structure without the need to stain or label the samples.
Birefringent structure such as actin, tubulin, myofibrils and collagen can be seen
in fine detail. The system incorporates Windows-based software that enables the
acquisition and analysis of images in a variety of modes. Its solid-state liquid
crystal-based polarized light contrast technology makes it compatible with many
computers and microscopes. It offers a 12-bit cooled 2/3-in.
CCD sensor, calibrated measurement tools, and quantitative features such as automatic
retardance and slow-axis orientation data.