Grant from NIH to Develop AFM Probes

August 19, 2009

Carbon Design Innovations has announced that it has grant in the amount of $390,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The grant will fund the development and commercialization of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) probes for bioimaging and investigations in cellular biology. Carbon Design Innovations will collaborate with the University of California at Davis, US on the development of the probes.
www.carbondesigninnovations.com

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General Assembly of European Microscopy Society

Juni 15, 2009

This year, the annual General Assembly will be held at the EMS Extension MC2009 in Graz at Thursday, September 3, 2009. The purpose of the meeting is that the 5.500 EM-members will gather, discuss and determine the framework in which they communicate and cooperate. The rules say that all paid-up EMS members, including members of the Executive Board, have one vote. The General Assembly will be chaired by the President of EMS, Paul Midgley. Decisions are taken by a simple majority of votes – except for changes of the statutes.

Agenda topics are:

– Approval of the minutes of the 2008 General Assembly held during the EMS congress EMC 2008 in Aachen
– Report of the President, describing the activities of the Executive Board and the EMS in the period Sep. 2008 – Aug.  2009
– Status EMC 2012, EMS Extension 2010, EMS sponsored events
– Report of the Treasurer for the year 2008
– Budget prospects for the year 2009
– Concept budget for the year 2010
– Report of the financial auditors over the period 2004-2008
– Prospect on EMS activities

www.eurmicsoc.org

Schlossberg, Graz

Schlossberg, Graz, Austria


Cellular Imaging and Analysis Software Relationship

April 28, 2009

PerkinElmer and Accelrys have announced a software collaboration to enable new single cell imaging and analysis techniques. The cooperation is aimed at providing researchers with capabilities for the detection and analysis of single cells via high content screening (HCS) technologies, for faster and better outcomes in identifying cellular markers associated with human health and disease. PerkinElmer’s Columbus software will provide the images containing single cells as well as large amounts of cell level data, and Accelrys‘ Pipeline Pilot platform will furnish intelligent algorithms and image analysis data transfer capability.
www.perkinelmer.com
www.accelrys.com


Ultra Clean to Manufacture Products for FEI

Februar 5, 2009

Ultra Clean Technology and FEI Company have signed a global supplier agreement under which Ultra Clean will provide hosted manufacturing services in the FEI Hillsboro, Ore., US facility. It is also anticipated that Ultra Clean’s Asia operations will be utilized to produce some FEI sub-assemblies. The two companies are targeting the first quarter of 2009 for transfer of current product lines to Ultra Clean operations.
www.uct.com
www.fei.com


Observing Cells in Solution

Februar 3, 2009

Chikara Sato and Toshihiko Ogura of the Structure Physiology Group at the Neuroscience Research Institute of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan, (AIST) have collaborated with Mitsuo Suga and Hidetoshi Nishiyama of the Clair Project at Jeol, Japan, to develop an atmospheric scanning electron microscope (ASEM) capable of observing aqueous samples and cells in solution at atmospheric pressures. Conventional electron microscopes view samples in vacuum and are unable to image wet samples or samples in solution.
www.aist.go.jp
www.jeol.com