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Two Reach Top Rung of Zeiss Technical Ladder
JENA, Germany, Feb. 27, 2015 — Optics giant Zeiss has elevated two employees to the highest level on its technical ladder. Dr. Michael Kempe and Dr. Michael Totzeck of Zeiss’ corporate research and technology division, are now two of three fellows within the company. Kempe, head of the technology area, has been working at Zeiss since 1999. He has been designated a fellow on the basis of his scientific knowledge in the area of microscope development and biomedical optics. Zeiss CEO Dr. Michael Kaschke...

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JPK Opens Expanded Headquarters in Berlin
BERLIN, Jan. 28, 2015 — Citing growing demand for its nanoanalytics products, JPK Instruments has moved into an expanded suite of offices and laboratories with increased manufacturing space. The company offers integrated atomic force and optical microscopy...
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Expanded Tissues Show Confocal Microscopes More Detail
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 26, 2015 — Nobel Prize-winning superresolution microscopy techniques circumvent the diffraction limit of light to image the smallest details of cells. But there is another way. Researchers at MIT have developed a method for making biological tissue...

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Microscope Takes 3-D Images From Inside Moving Subjects
NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2015 — A new kind of microscope enables rapid 3-D imaging of living and moving samples, potentially offering advantages over laser-scanning confocal, two-photon and light-sheet microscopy. Developed by Columbia University professor Dr. Elizabeth...
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AOM Reaches Unprecedented Speeds
BRISTOL, England, Jan. 7, 2015 — A new acousto-optic modulator can steer laser beams at unprecedented speeds, potentially enabling finer light control for microscopy and other applications. The device features a liquid-filled cavity surrounded by a cylindrical ultrasound...

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Light Propagation Made Visible in Solar Cells
JÜLICH, Germany, Jan. 2, 2015 — Near-field optical microscopy has provided a glimpse inside the workings of thin-films solar cells, potentially offering a route to optimizing them and other nanophotonic devices. The technique uses a glass fiber tip to measure the amount...
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Delta Spins Out Optical Thin Films Business
HØRSHOLM, Denmark, Dec. 23, 2014 — Delta Danish Electronics, Light & Acoustics has spun off its optical thin films business. Following a management buyout, Delta Optical Thin Film AS will be run by business manager Poul Svensgaard and development manager Henrik...

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Leica, NovoPath to Integrate Histology Systems
VISTA, Calif., Dec. 23, 2014 — Leica Biosystems and software firm NovoPath Inc. of Princeton, N.J., plan to team up to integrate systems for enhanced labelers, stainers and other histology equipment for pathologists. Leica’s Cerebro Specimen Tracking system tracks...
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Lens-Free 3-D Microscope Sharp Enough for Pathology
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18, 2014 — A computational lens-free, holographic on-chip microscope could provide a faster and cheaper means of diagnosing cancer and other diseases at the cellular level. Developed by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, the...

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At Year’s End, Zeiss Seeks to ‘Sharpen Competitiveness’
OBERKOCHEN, Germany, Dec. 17, 2014 — Citing global financial uncertainty and unfavorable currency conversion rates, the Zeiss Group nonetheless ended its fiscal year Sept. 30 with increased revenues and profits. Fiscal 2014 revenue was €4.287 billion (about $5.291...
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CoolLED, Prior Scientific Team Up on Fluorescence Microscopy Illumination
ANDOVER, England, Dec. 16, 2014 — Prior Scientific has chosen CoolLED Ltd. as an OEM partner in developing LED illumination for fluorescence microscopy. CoolLED said it was the first to introduce a commercial LED illumination unit for fluorescence microscopy, and continues...

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3i to Sell Light-Sheet Microscopy Systems under Zeiss Sublicense
DENVER, Dec. 8, 2014 — Intelligent Imaging Innovations (3i) will sell and support lattice light-sheet microscopy development systems under a sublicense with Zeiss’ microscopy business group in Jena, Germany. Also called Bessel beam plane illumination...
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Imaging Systems to Explore Asteroid Composition Close-Up
TANEGASHIMA, Japan, Dec. 3, 2014 — A probe launched today by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) carries a spectroscopy and imaging systems to examine the composition of a near-Earth asteroid. Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 is on a mission to explore the origins of...

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JPK Instruments Opens US Office
BERLIN, Dec. 2, 2014 — JPK Instruments, manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, is set to expand its operations with the opening of a new U.S. office in Carpinteria, Calif., on Jan. 1. Dr. Stefan Kaemmer will...
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DIY Microscope Boosts Efficiency and Cuts Costs
UXBRIDGE, England, Nov. 26, 2014 — A Brunel University London student has developed a DIY microscope that will ultimately cut research costs and save time in the lab. Dr. Adam Lynch, a postdoctoral candidate at Brunel’s College of Health and Life Sciences, created the...

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Nonlinear Microscopy Measures Effects of Laser Skin Surgery
FLORENCE, Italy, Nov. 19, 2014 — The effects of laser-based skin-tightening plastic surgery can be obvious to the naked eye, but harder to examine below the surface and at the microscale without a biopsy. A team from the University of Florence and other Italian...
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Nikon, JEOL to Collaborate on Light-Electron Microscope
MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2014 — Nikon Instruments Inc. and JEOL have joined forces to research and develop systems that combine light and electron microscopy. Existing light microscopes cannot provide the molecular-level information that an electron microscope can. And...

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Microscopy Aids Single-Cell, Whole-Body Imaging
TOKYO and SAITAMA, Japan, Nov. 6, 2014 — A microscopy and imaging technique could make tissue and potentially whole organisms transparent. A team at the Riken Quantitative Biology Center and the University of Tokyo developed the method — CUBIC (Clear, Unobstructed Brain...
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Wang Named 2015 Britton Chance Award Winner
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 17, 2014 — Lihong Wang, an innovator in photoacoustic imaging, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. A researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, Wang is being recognized for his pioneering technical...

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Fluorescent, Magnetic Nanoparticles Aid Bioimaging
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2014 — Nanoparticles that fluoresce to enable tracking in the body can also be precisely manipulated with magnetic fields. Manipulating the particles with electromagnets is key to using them in biological research because the tiny particles could...
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UC Berkeley Nabs Grant for BRAIN Initiative, Teams with Zeiss
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 — The University of California was awarded a total of $7.2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct brain-related research as part of the national BRAIN Initiative. The grants will be dispersed over three years. In...

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Superresolution Microscopy Pioneers Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8, 2014 — Circumventing the diffraction limit to achieve nanoscale microscope images has earned Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and W.E. Moerner the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Hell, director of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in...
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Solar Cell Stores Energy, Too
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 7, 2014 — Solar cells could soon double as rechargeable batteries, greatly enhancing their power and efficiency. Developed by a team at The Ohio State University, a new hybrid device combines a battery with a solar cell. The researchers said the new...

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Industry Group Pledges $30M for Neuroimaging Research
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 — Industry leaders plan to invest upwards of $30 million for photonics research and development in support of a White House neuroscience initiative. The National Photonics Initiative on Tuesday launched its Photonics Industry Neuroscience...
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Interferometric Technique Targets Protein Shadows
ERLANGEN, Germany, Sept. 24, 2014 — A new optical method for targeting proteins could mean earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment for cancer. The technique makes individual proteins — including those characteristic of certain types of cancer — visible and...






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