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2010-07-20 15:30:00

FEI to Leverage SMTC's Mexico Operations for Large Scale System Integration TORONTO, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTX, TSX: SMX) ("SMTC"), a global electronics manufacturing services provider, announced today a strategic relationship with FEI Company (Nasdaq:FEIC) (FEI). FEI is a premier provider of electron and ion-beam microscopes and tools for nanoscale applications across many industries: industrial and academic materials research, life sciences,...

2010-07-01 12:21:14

Lensless cellphone microscope receives 3 major awards Cell phones are accumulating a Swiss Army Knife-esqe assortment of capabilities; substituting as cameras, providing internet access, and soon operating as medical labs if Aydogan Ozcan's plans come to fruition. This month's cover article of the journal Lab on a Chip features the latest creation by the Ozcan group, a functioning prototype of a cell phone microscope. The lensless imaging platform behind the cell phone microscope is nearing...

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2010-06-25 05:11:25

Yale University engineers have for the first time created 3D models of whole intact mouse organs, a feat they accomplished using fluorescence microscopy. The team reports its findings in the May/June issue of the Journal of Biomedical Optics, in a study published online this week. Combining an imaging technique called multiphoton microscopy with "optical clearing," which uses a solution that renders tissue transparent, the researchers were able to scan mouse organs and create high-resolution...

2010-06-21 07:28:00

DALLAS, June 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Device practice at MarketsandMarkets is pleased to announce a new report titled Microscopy - Advanced Technologies in Latin America (2010 - 2015). Browse in-depth TOC on Microscopy - Advanced Technologies in Latin America (2010 - 2015) Market Report. Early buyers will receive 10% customization of reports http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/Microscopy-America-238.html The development of confocal microscopes and new...

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2010-06-17 07:26:49

Scientists can now peer into the inner workings of catalyst nanoparticles 3,000 times smaller than a human hair within nanoseconds. The findings point the way toward future work that could greatly improve catalyst efficiency in a variety of processes that are crucial to the world's energy security, such as petroleum catalysis and catalyst-based nanomaterial growth for next-generation rechargeable batteries. The work was performed in a collaborative effort by Lawrence Livermore National...

2010-05-04 13:08:59

Cryo-electron microscopy images shed light on virus structure, function UCLA researchers report in the April 30 edition of the journal Cell that they have imaged a virus structure at a resolution high enough to effectively "see" atoms, the first published instance of imaging biological complexes at such a resolution. The research team, led by Hong Zhou, UCLA professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, used cryo-electron microscopy to image the structure at 3.3 angstroms. An...

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2010-04-28 07:21:23

X-ray diffraction microscopy provides the best resolution yet A team of scientists working at beamline 9.0.1 of the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has used x-ray diffraction microscopy to make images of whole yeast cells, achieving the highest resolution"”11 to 13 nanometers (billionths of a meter)"”ever obtained with this method for biological specimens. Their success indicates that full 3-D tomography of whole...

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2010-04-22 16:40:00

Portable, lensless device can deliver health care in resource-limited settings Aydogan Ozcan, whose invention of a novel lensless imaging technology for use in telemedicine could radically transform global health care, has now taken his work a step further "• or tinier: The UCLA engineer has created a miniature microscope, the world's smallest and lightest for telemedicine applications. The microscope, unveiled in a paper published online in the journal Lab on a Chip,  builds...

2010-04-08 07:00:00

PAOLI, Pa., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that it has acquired Imago Scientific Instruments, a privately held manufacturer of 3D atom probes, based in Madison, WI. "Imago Scientific Instruments significantly broadens our technical capabilities in differentiated, high-end analytical instrumentation and is an excellent addition to our CAMECA advanced elemental analysis business," states Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive...

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2010-04-01 09:23:48

In nanoscience, researchers are truly limited by the technology of their field, needing increasingly more advanced tools for studying, analyzing and manipulating objects and systems at the scale of individual molecules and atoms. Directors of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, Paul McEuen and  David A. Muller, talk about their mission to push the technology of observation, measurement and control to ever-smaller dimensions. To expand the boundaries of nanoscience, the...


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