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July 2011: Imaging / digital / photography

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Celestron. LCD Handheld Digital Microscope - $99.95. New Innovation from Celestron! A handheld digital LCD microscope with a 2.4" LCD screen. With the built-in digital camera (3MP), you can take snapshots or video using the built-in flash memory of 128MB or use an optional SD Card and then later upload your images to your computer. Great for viewing or capturing objects such as insects, plants, stamps, coins, rocks, currency, relics, circuit boards and much more. Many new and innovative features such as battery powered for field usage, adjustable LCD illumination, digital zoom and more...No complex instructions, as it is very easy to use. Click here for more information.

Leica is a leading global developer and manufacturer of a broad range of innovative, high-tech, precision optical systems for the imaging, measurement, and analysis of microstructures.  Leica Microsystems is one of the market leaders in each of its four divisions: Life Science, Industry, Biosystems, and Surgical.  Business areas include Microscopy and Imaging Systems, Specimen Preparation, Medical Equipment, and Antibodies and Reagents.  The company offers instruments and system solutions for the entire histopathology process including the NovocastraTM range of antibodies and reagents, consumable products, and clinical microscopes.  The company is represented in over 100 countries with 9 manufacturing facilities in 7 countries, sales and service organizations in 20 countries and an international network of dealers. Click here for more information.

Milestone Medical provides a portfolio of standardization and documentation products for the grossing workstation. From our MacroPATH D digital imaging, annotation and storage system to the CheckLITE non-contact specimen thickness measurement device and CutMATE grossing forceps, Milestone is building tools to ensure standardization of tissue thicknesses with great processing and results in mind! For more information call 866-995-5300, email info@milestonemed.com or visit us at http://www.milestonemed.com.

Olive Tree Media LLC. OTMIAS® 2.0: OTMIAS® is an affordable, easy to use, stand-alone image analysis software for biomedical research. You may use your current microscope, digital microscope camera, and computer (see system requirements) with this software. OTMIAS® can be used for DNA ploidy cell cycle analysis, proliferative activity, apoptosis assay, and biomarkers analysis on sections of formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded cells and tissues. Built in tests currently include DNA ploidy, S-phase fraction (proliferative), apoptosis, oxidative DNA damage, ER, PR, p53, Thymidylate synthase, Topoisomerase 2 alpha (TOP2A), Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), Her2, EGFR, Glut1, and ASCT2. Custom services also available. Visit us at www.otmedia.com.

Optronics provides Microcast® HD real-time High Definition Co-Observation, which replaces multi-head microscopes. The Optronics Microcast HD offers full 1080p HD digital co-observation from a microscope with 2MP progressive scan digital images at 60 FPS.  The camera system uses 3CCD medical grade RGB imaging technology for precise real-time color reproduction of microscope images without interpolation.  The camera’s ultra high speed automatic camera shutter instantaneously compensates for higher magnification objectives and decreases in illumination.  Optional full 1080p HD image capture of HD microscope images without a computer is available for reports and publications.  Microcast HD eliminates the need for a multi-head microscope. For more information, please visit http://www.optronics.com.

Photodyne Technologies manufactures top of the line computerized macro photography systems for grossing, pathology, histology and other scientific applications, using high resolution digital cameras. Various models are available, and the company specializes in custom designs, usually at no extra charge. These state of the art macroscopic (gross) imaging units revolutionize the picture taking process in the laboratory. The systems enable even non-photographers to take professional quality photos in seconds. The patented, state-of-the-art systems are used by hundreds of leading hospitals, universities, medical examiner offices and research institutes worldwide. The included proprietary software allows one to take pictures directly from the computer. All attributes of the camera are controllable from the computer as well, and the image is viewable in real time on the screen, allowing adjustments before the picture is taken. The picture is then transferred directly to the computer and is stored on the computer’s hard drive for editing, archiving or email as an attachment like any other image file via the internet. Visit us online at www.photodyne.com or contact us at 800-660-2147 or info@photodyne.com.

SPOT Imaging Solutions is a leading manufacturer of digital imaging systems for pathology applications. We design and manufacture digital cameras for microscopy, imaging software, microscope to camera adapters, microscope support stands, transmitted light bases, and complete pathology all-in-one digital imaging solutions. SPOT PathSuite™ Imaging Systems supports pathology imaging requirements from macro and micro dissection to high magnification micro-observation. PathSuite systems make imaging routine and easy by providing barcode scanning of case information, image capture, auto-calibrated measurement, auto-labeled annotations, reporting templates, auto-file save functions and LIMS connectivity. SPOT Software, included with all PathSuite systems, provides on-screen preview, image capture, annotation, measurement, reporting and LIMS archiving in a simple, yet powerful interface. For more information, click here, call 1-866-604-SPOT (7768) or email info@spotimaging.com.

Past / future feature pages:

March 2011: Tissue processors / other histology
April 2011: Lab Accreditation/ Education
May 2011: Computer software and systems
June 2011: Diagnostic testing / reagents

August 2011: Books & Journals
September 2011: Antibodies
October 2011: Laboratories
November 2011: Consumable Lab Products
December 2011: Grossing workstations / lab furniture
January 2012: Billing / consulting / management
February 2012: Microscopes / slide imaging
March 2012: Tissue processors / other histology
April 2012: Lab Accreditation/ Education
May 2012: Computer software and systems
June 2012: Diagnostic testing / reagents

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