Coherent Ships 1000th Laser for MPE Imaging
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 21, 2010 — Laser-based products maker Coherent Inc. announced the shipment of its 1000th Chameleon laser utilized for multiphoton excitation (MPE) microscopy.
Key in bioimaging applications, the tunable “one-box” laser provides biologists with widely tunable, push-button femtosecond output with pulse characteristics that can be modified in seconds to meet the needs of diverse experiments.
“These are very exciting times for biology; significant breakthroughs are happening with remarkable frequency, and MPE microscopy has been a key enabling tool in much of this work,” said Mark Sobey, executive vice president and general manager. “This milestone for Chameleon lasers reflects Coherent’s commitment to support biologists with lasers that combine cutting edge performance, turnkey simplicity and high reliability.”
To develop the product, the company said it worked closely with the user community and microscope manufacturers to meet the particular needs of MPE.
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