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February 2012: Microscopes / slide imaging

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Celestron. Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become one of the world's leading telescope makers and enjoys brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. In keeping with this reputation, Celestron microscopes combine the highest quality precision optics with mechanical designs that are state-of-the-art. Celestron professional microscopes are designed for microbiology, pathology, entomology, dermatology, dental usage, veterinary use, and everyday analysis of specimens through advanced research. All Celestron microscopes use high quality glass optics and the bodies are made of metal. Please visit www.celestron.com for more information.

Leica Microsystemsis 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..

Optronics provides Microcastš 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 www.Optronics.com.

Past / future feature pages:

October 2011: Laboratories
November 2011: Consumable Lab Products / Clinical Lab Analyzers
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
July 2012: Imaging / digital / photography
August 2012: Books & Journals
September 2012: Antibodies
October 2012: Laboratories
November 2012: Consumable Lab Products / Clinical Lab Analyzers
December 2012: Grossing workstations / lab furniture
January 2013: Billing / consulting / management
February 2013: Microscopes / slide imaging

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