Nikon Introduces World's Largest Zoom Range, High-Resolution Stereomicroscopes
Nikon Instruments, Inc. todayu announced the introduction of two all new stereomicroscopes, its Nikon SMZ25 and SMZ18 systems. Ideal for all bioscience applications, these new microscopes meet the increasing need of scientists for imaging systems capable of spanning spatial scales from single cells to whole organisms.
The SMZ25 features a breakthrough in zoom technology, the innovative Nikon Perfect Zoom System, which enables the world's largest zoom ratio of 25:1, superior resolution, and exceptional fluorescence transmission capability. THe Perfect Zoom System enables this uncompromised zoom range and resolution all within a compact zoom body and objective lens design. Nikon's new research stereomicroscope series offers both the automated zoom model, SMZ25, as well as the more economic, manual-intelligent zoom model, SMZ18. Both can be equipped with a variety of automated and intelligent accessories including z-focus, LED Dialight intensity control and epifluorescence filter cube selection.
The SMZ25 also features an Auto Link Zoom (ALZ) function, which automatically adjusts the zoom factor to maintain the same field of view when switching objective lenses, enabling seamless viewing at different scales. The incredible resolution at high zoom magnification provides researchers with a powerful macro-to-micro, all-in-one imaging system.
The new systems are also the first stereomicroscopes to use a fly-eye lens on an epi-fluorescent attachment. This ensures bright and uniform illumination even at low magnifications, resulting in uncompromised uniformity in brightness across a large field of view.
Technical Sales : Physical Sciences
Coherent Scientific is Australia’s leading supplier of scientific lasers, microscopes, spectroscopy systems and related products. Our customers include university and government research laboratories, medical research institutes and manufacturers throughout Australia and New Zealand.
We are seeking an energetic individual to take responsibility for a range of technically advanced equipment including lasers, spectrometers and a variety of test and measurement equipment. The position is based in our Adelaide office.
You will receive thorough training and support and will have ample opportunity to advance your career within the company, according to your capabilities and interests.
If you believe you have the capabilities to fill this role, then please send your CV and an application letter addressing the selection criteria to Teresa Rosenzweig. Applications close Friday 21 June 2013.
The principal responsibility is to generate sales of the following products:
- Scientific lasers
- Spectroscopy systems
- Scientific CCD cameras
- Test and measurement equipment
The specific product responsibilities will be determined according to the capabilities and interests of the successful candidate.
Specific duties include :
- Responding to customer enquiries
- Understanding customer’s requirements in detail and proposing solutions
- Visiting customers as required
- Assisting customers to arrive at a purchasing decision
- Providing pre and post-sale technical and applications support
- Identifying and pursuing opportunities for new business
- Assisting with marketing activities such as conference attendance, preparation of newsletter items etc
- Undertaking technical training as required
Comprehensive training will be provided by Coherent Scientific and by the manufacturers of the relevant products.
Regular interstate and occasional overseas travel will be required.
Candidates will be assessed on their ability to meet the following criteria:
- A Bachelors or higher level degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline
- The ability to relate to research scientists in a variety of disciplines
- Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
- An ability to take initiative and to work autonomously
- Energy and commitment
Criteria that will be highly regarded
- Higher degree in a relevant discipline
- Experience in sales or other commercial activities, preferably in a technical capacity
- Practical experience as a user of relevant equipment
- Business qualifications
New 2013 WPI Catalogue
The new 2013 WPI catalog has arrived, and it is packed full of some exciting new products. From new surgical instruments and some trendy new binocular loupes to a live cell imaging system, you will find it all described in the catalogue.
The muscle physiology line has added the Biofluorometer for fluorescence spectroscopy. It is a highly flexible LED-based fluorometer for many life science applications, like ratiometric calcium detection using FURA-2 and ATPase detection. The Optical Sarcomere Spacing system is also brand new. It is available for use with the Cell tester. Take a look at the Horizontal Tissue Baths, too. All the SI-H products are made in the USA.
The Live Cell Imaging incubation chamber has a unique diffusion grid with input and return vents to provide an air flow pattern for consistent even heating. STEV is the stagetop environment chamber for short or long term studies of live cells. It allows you to control both temperature and carbon dioxide levels in the chamber.
Many other products, including a benchtop autoclave, a new microfluidics offering, the Nanoliter 2010 injection pump, new digital stereotaxic frames and student microscopes, can be found in this year's catalogue.
Demonstration of High Performance Spectroscopy System
We will soon be receiving a high-performance spectroscopy system from Princeton Instruments, for demonstrations to Australian and New Zealand researchers.
The system includes Princeton’s prize-winning Isoplane imaging spectrograph, which improves on traditional Czerny-Turner spectrographs by eliminating astigmatism and greatly reducing coma. The result is sharper images and sharper spectral lines with constant width across the focal plane, giving improved signal to noise ratio and dynamic range.
The detector is Princeton’s Pixis 400BRX which provides the following outstanding performance:
• Quantum efficiency >90% throughout the visible and near-infrared
• Deep thermoelectric cooling
• Extremely low readout noise
• No etalon effect
The system is controlled by Princeton’s new Lightfield software which combines complete control over Princeton Instruments’ cameras and spectrometers with easy-to-use tools for experimental setup, data acquisition and post-processing.
The system will be available for demonstrations from early May. Please contact us if you wish to arrange a demonstration in your lab!
Coherent Scientific Distributing Calmar Laser
Coherent Scientific is now distributing the range of ultrafast fibre lasers and fibre amplifier solutions from Calmar Laser.
Since 1996 Calmar Laser (then Calmar Optcom) has been established as a leading supplier and reliable OEM partner for advanced high-speed test and measurement applications, optical communications, component characterisation, materials diagnosis, transmission, biomedicine and micromaching.
Eclipse Ci-E Microscope for Sale
We currently have an ex-demonstration Nikon Eclipse Ci-E for sale. This system includes Ci-E main body (LED illumination), right handle ceramic coated stage with specimen holder, ergo binoc eyepiece tube with DSC port (a camera can be mounted via the DSC port), 2 x 10x eyepieces, motorised swing out condenser, dust cover, 4x, 10x, 40x, 100x plan fluor objectives, with simple analyser, rotatable polariser and IR cut off filter.
This entire system is available at the heavily reduced price of A$9,595 (normal price A$13,200) and includes a 3 month warranty. There is only one system available and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Please contact us for further information.
Microscope enhancement for Fluorescent Spectrometers
Edinburgh Instruments, Photonics Division, announces the addition of a combined microscope and imaging camera to Edinburgh Photonics FLS980 and FLS920 range of photoluminescence spectrometers further enhance the capabilities of these powerful instruments. The microscope-camera combination allows measurement of specific points within a sample and for imaging with monochromatic excitation/illumination.
Either upright or inverted microscopes can be coupled to the spectrometers via optical fibres. Imaging is possible with widefield excitation or in spot mode with approximately 1µm spatial resolution. Cameras are available for both visible and for NIR regions up to 700nm, and all microscopes and cameras can be retrofitted to the spectrometers.
The FLS980 and FLS920 are high performance spectrometers using single photon counting techniques for steady state and lifetime measurements in fluorescent and phosphorescence.
The spectrometer software provides full control of the microscope, including automated microscope
stage scanning and data acqusitions for imaging.
A choice of configurations provides measurement versatility.
New Semrock 2013 Master Catalogue
Semrock, Inc. has announced the release of the 2013 Master Catalognew 116-page, full-color, catalog of optical filters and related products, contains new Technical and Product Notes along with a large selection of new products recently introduced. With this release Semrock has introduced over 30 new thin-film filters for fluorescence microscopy and measurements, Raman spectroscopy, and other laser analytical instrumentation applications.
Among the standouts of this print edition is the expansion of the EdgeBasic™ product family. These long-pass edge filters are designed to provide deep blocking at the laser wavelength at a value price, and now cover 23 laser wavelengths. Coming in Q2 is the Semrock Fresco™ tunable filter system, which utilises VersaChrome technology to provide continuous spectral tunability over the visible range.
The PulseLine™ product family is specifically designed for femtosecond pulsed laser applications, and Semrock now offer a line of low-dispersion beamsplitters with four different splitting ratios and for either s- or p-polarized light. These beamsplitters, similar to the high reflectivity mirrors previously released, operate over the tuning range of a Ti:S ultrafast laser (650 – 1100nm).
Exceptional Semrock services highlighted in the catalog include our same-day shipping policy, 2-day custom-sizing, and a 30-day no-hassle return policy. All Semrock filters are covered under the company’s five-year warranty.
Lake Shore Announces Acquisition of Princeton Measurement Corporation
Michael Swartz, CEO of Lake Shore Cryotronics and Harry Reichard, president of Princeton Measurements Corporation (PMC) announced on 7 January that PMC is now part of lake Shore. This acquisition brings together two leaders in magnetics expertise, joining the MicroMagTM magentometer systems from PMC to the growing family of Lake Shore products for advanced materials research.
Below left: PMC AGM Platform Below right: Thin Film Garnet Raw AGM Data
New Surgical Instruments Catalogue from WPI
The new Surgical Instruments catalogue is now available from WPI. A variety of new products are available. The new Delrin tips (p24) are antistatic, antimagnetic, waterproof and heat resistant. A line of Swiss made Regine tweezers has been added (p36), constructed using the latest technology and skilled workmanship the precision of these tweezers is unparalleled. A new line of microsurgical knives offers six different cutting edges in a variety of sizes (p48). There are now also four new student surgical kits for anatomy, botony, entomology and dissection (p63). For electrosurgery, the new PI-MC2010 Micro Cautery unit comes with 13mm and 18mm diameter wire cautery tips with 1.0 and 1.5mm loops (p69). A variety of Guardian Barrier Containers (P75), which can be used for cleaning, rinsing, drying and sterilisation, are also new to the line. Look for the new ultrasonic cleaning systems (p76), microsteriliser (p77) and tabletop autoclave (p78). Several headlamps (p98), including some that clip on your binocular loupes were also added to the line. Click on the cover below to download the new catalogue, 6Mb. Contact Tim Watts for further information.