RNA amplification is rapidly becoming a routine and necessary step when preparing samples for expression analysis particularly when using microarrays. RNA amplification provides the sensitivity to detect expression differences of low abundance transcripts that is critical to obtaining a complete understanding of the biology of a given system.
Sample preparation in biological and biotechnological systems plays an important role in the success of many processes. It is a requirement that the material of the micro test tubes used must possess low affinity for proteins and peptides to prevent adsorption of the sample material to the tube surface.
By Elizabeth Tolchin
By Elizabeth Tolchin
A plate handler has been integrated with the Opera high throughput confocal screening system, permitting fully automated cell-based screening.
The Cascade:128 CCD camera can collect more than 500 full frames of true 16-bit date per second. Faster frame rates can be achieved via subregion readout or binning.
The Digital Eclipse C1-Plus Modular Confocal System (Nikon Instruments) features scan head optics that boost optical performance to 400 nm.
The Leica TCS 4Pi fluorescence microscope system use a phase and wavefront corrected, double-objective imaging system linked to a confocal scanner to enable a 4 to 7-fold increase in axial resolution over confocal and two-photon microscopy.
Carl Zeiss MicroImaging TIRF microscopy Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence microscopy is a method for visualizing thin layers of microscope samples in fluorescence microscopy. The technique provides high Z-resolution and improves contrast.
Based on Auto-Montage reconstruction technology, Auto-Montage Essentials selects and combines the focused areas from source image files (Bitmap, JPEG, and TIFF format) captured by any digital camera. It then produces a focused "montage" image as well as a Depth Map and 3-D anaglyph.
KODAK Darkroom Illuminator LED safelight provides efficient illumination and reduced maintenance in the scientific imaging laboratory.
Proprietary camera adapters offer image capture through nearly any microscope or stereoscope, and mount quickly and easily with thumbscrews. Several adapters are available for use with either 35-mm or digital cameras, and most are compatible with all major brands of SLR cameras.
PictureFrame 2.1 image-processing suite is included with QuantiFire, MacroFire, MicroFire, and MicroFire monochrome cameras from Optronics.
P-563.3CD PIMars long-travel piezo scanning/nanomanipulation system provides resolution in the nanometer realm and 300 × 300 × 300 μm travel in XYZ axes.
Utilizing the latest in plug-and-play broadband fiber technology, this flexible laser combiner, based on the 405-nm fiber-coupled laser, allows microscopy users and OEM instrument designers to take advantage of new analytical techniques.