New Digital Microscope Observes Green Fluorescence Protein (GFP) Activity

January 2, 2012

The handheld Dino-Lite AM4113T-GFBW is a critical benefit to geneticists and bio-engineering researchers.

Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) January 02, 2012

Microscope.com, in partnership with BigC.com, is pleased to introduce the Dino-Lite AM4113T-GFBW to the world of microscopy. With blue LEDs for excitation and a 510nm emission filter, this new microscope can observe green fluorescence protein (GFP) activity in live cells, a critical benefit to the geneticist or bio-engineering researcher.

In the late Fall of 1911, a German physicist invented the fluorescence microscope while working in his laboratory in Vienna, Austria. In recognition of this 100-year anniversary, Microscope.com has introduced a new microscope which literally brings the power of fluorescence imaging to the palm of your hand.

Fluorescence occurs when matter absorbs light from one wavelength and emits or radiates light at a different wavelength. Mr. Oskar Heimstadt was the first scientist to capture these light rays being emitted from live bacteria.

As a result, his pioneering work paved the way for the rapid advancement and development of DNA detection, immunology, biotechnology and a host of other modern life-science and biological research applications.

“It is extraordinary to think that 100 years later, we are able to apply his invention in the palm of our hand at a price of less than $700!” said Charles Crookenden, President of Microscope.com

Microscope.com is an online retailer of microscopes for everyday use by industry, education institutions, businesses and microscopy enthusiasts worldwide. Located in the technology corridor of southwestern Virginia, they are the proud recipient of Top Ten Reviews “Gold Award” for 2009, 2010 & 2011.


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