Great Teaching and Demonstrations at Bangalore Microscopy Course

SANE ASIA was a prominent contributor at the prestigious Bangalore Microscopy Course. This yearly event at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) attracts the top students from India and overseas and is conducted by a microscopy specialist group. Dr Erik Manders (CTO and Founder of confocal.nl) and Dr. Jurgen Mayer (Luxendo Application Specialist) showed their skills on the samples the students had prepared.…

New HIVE installation at the University of Manchester, UK

A new HIVE system has been installed by the Acquifer UK team at the University of Manchester. The facilities’ need was two-fold: 1. high speed, big data handling of light-sheet microscope data and 2. an active processing storage for all images and data from confocal microscopes and light microscopes. The HIVE system matched these needs perfectly! The HIVE is directly…

New research using iCLEM to measure organic matter in geological samples

To date, the most common applications for the SECOM integrated correlative light-electron microscopy system are in cellular biology and medical research. However, a recent paper published in the Journal of Microscopy demonstrates a novel application for iCLEM in imaging sedimentary organic matter. This research was conducted using the SECOM system to obtain conclusive data on different organic…

Successful SANE ASIA Partner Meeting in Singapore

SANE ASIA had their first partner meeting at the Biopolis in Singapore. In a constructive and enjoyable atmosphere we shared our experiences in the market and learned many details about the SANE ASIA portfolio. Our European partners shared their in-depth knowledge by means of presentations and hands-on sessions. Many ideas were exchanged and case studies were…

Confocal.nl leads design of the first commercial near-infrared confocal microscope

  Last week, Confocal.nl signed the Eurostars project “DETECtORS” and will lead the multinational research and development team to build the first commercial near-infrared confocal microscope (RCM-NIR). Here we explain in detail, how will this project contribute to the fields neuroscience and cancer research. The light of the confocal microscope can normally penetrate around 300…

Journal of Microscopy Publication

Some of the applications of RCM has been published on Journal of Microscopy, including high-resolution multicolour imaging, FRET, ratio-metric (e.g. pH and intracellular Ca2+ measurements and FRAP imaging. The examples reported in this paper show how the potential in fast multicolour live cell imaging of RCM can be exploited, not only because of its high…

Nature Methods Publication

The InVi-SPIM basic techniques and development was published in Nature Methods. The unique inverted lightsheet system, InVi-SPIM, have been published in Nature Methods last year. Some of the Scientific Founders of Luxendo (Dr. Lars Hufnagel and Dr. Jan Ellenberg) co-authored this wonderful article which contains schematics, application images and videos. Do have a look at http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v13/n2/full/nmeth.3690.html. More publications on the InVi-SPIM and…