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Life Technologies Corp.

BioPhotonics
Mar 2013
To expand its cell imaging instrumentation product line, Life Technologies Corp. of Carlsbad, Calif., has purchased Advanced Microscopy Group (AMG), a developer of imaging systems for research microscopy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Under the agreement, the existing business of privately held AMG – incorporated as Westover Scientific Inc. – will remain in Bothell, Wash., and will join Life Technologies’ Flow Cytometry and Imaging business unit. Adding AMG’s technology will enable the company to offer a complete portfolio of integrated microscopy solutions.

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fluorescence microscopy
Observation of samples using excitation produced fluorescence. A sample is placed within the excitation laser and the plane of observation is scanned. Emitted photons from the sample are filtered by a long pass dichroic optic and are detected and recorded for digital image reproduction.
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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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