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Nikon Instruments Introduces Exclusive VAAS Detector Imaging Method for Confocal Microscopy

December 15, 2008

Nikon Instruments, Inc. today launched VAAS Detection, a new, exclusive confocal imaging method for post acquisition recovery of data normally lost during the course of the experiment. This is accomplished by collecting emission photons that normally are rejected by the emission side pinhole, traditionally used at the 1 airy disk size. This unique technology allows for virtual adjusting of the...

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Nikon Instruments Perfect Focus System Wins Second Place in The Scientist's Top Innovations of 2008 Award

December 15, 2008

A panel of expert judges selected Nikon Instruments, Inc.'s Ti-E Perfect Focus System (PFS) as second place among the top ten in The Scientist's Top Innovations of 2008 Award, which recognizes winning combinations of invention, vision and utility. The award, the first-ever ranking of the best innovations in the life science market in the past year, acknowledges Nikon's exclusive PFS system for...

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Nikon Instruments A1 Confocal Laser Microscope Series With NIS-Elements C Software Delivers Fully Integrated Comprehensive Confocal Imaging Capabili...

December 15, 2008

Offering the most comprehensive confocal microscope and software package available, Nikon Instruments, Inc.'s A1 series of confocal laser point scanning systems with dedicated NIS-Elements C software brings biological imaging to life. The software, which enables full integration of confocal specific acquisition controls together with advanced image analysis functionality, now operates on the Wi...

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Nikon Instruments and Thorlabs Together Bring OCT Imaging to the FN1 'Physiostation' Microscope

November 17, 2008

Nikon Instruments, Inc. and Thorlabs, Inc. have collaborated to bring Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to Nikon's FN1 "PhysioStation" upright focusing nosepiece microscope system for Neurophysiology and in vivo, small-animal studies. Ideal for neuroscience and electrophysiology applications, the new OCT system enables an imaging depth of 2-3 mm in biological tissue with a larger fie...

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Nikon Instruments Partners With ChromoDynamics to Bring Hyperspectral Imaging to Widefield Microscopy

November 17, 2008

Nikon Instruments, Inc. and ChromoDynamics, Inc. have announced a valued-added reseller agreement enabling Nikon to deliver ChromoDynamics' new HSi-300 system, providing high-performance, widefield hyperspectral imaging technology, to its users. The partnership, in addition to Nikon's confocal spectral imaging products, brings an affordable and fast spectral imaging solution to widefield micros...

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AZ100 C1si Macro Confocal Spectral Imaging System

Nikon Instruments Introduces AZ100 C1si Macro Confocal Spectral Imaging System

November 17, 2008

Nikon Instruments, Inc. introduces the AZ100 C1si, a macro confocal microscope system combining the best of stereo and compound microscopes into a single hybrid imaging system for dynamic imaging of single cells or whole specimens. This new macro confocal microscope system offers the highest resolution macro confocal imaging with rapid, real-time and high-accuracy unmixing options, allowing lar...

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Nikon Instruments Provides Donation to Help Clemson University Start New Core Microscopy Facility

November 11, 2008

Nikon Instruments Inc. has provided an in-kind donation of microscopy equipment to help Clemson University's College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences biological sciences department start a new core microscopy facility. The facility will be the first of its kind in the Southeast, equipped with one of the most technologically advanced systems Nikon Instruments Inc. has installed anywher...

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Nikon Instruments Appoints LABSCO its Clinical Distributor in Six States

October 21, 2008

Nikon Instruments Inc. announced that it has appointed Laboratory Supply Company, "LABSCO" its clinical laboratory dealer in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio and West Virginia. LABSCO, the largest privately held distributor of clinical lab products in the United States, will sell Nikon's market leading i-Series Laboratory Microscopes and DS Series Digital Cameras t...

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Marine Diatoms Capture Top Honors at Nikon Small World 2008

Marine Diatoms Capture Top Honors at Nikon Small World 2008

October 16, 2008

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2008 -- With the appearance of gracefully swooping beams of light or a colorful array of feathers, a dazzling photo of Pleurosigma (marine diatoms) has won the 2008 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Michael Stringer of Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom took home the top honor with this image, which was magnified 200 times and taken using darkfield and pola...

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Chick Embryo Wins Popular Vote in Nikon Small World Competition

October 16, 2008

A chick embryo captured the public's attention and its votes in the 2008 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. The public chose the image, captured by Tomas Pais de Azevedo of Lisbon, Portugal, as its favorite image for recognition as the Popular Vote winner of this year's competition. Pais de Azevedo is a biology student currently enrolled in a master's course on evolutionary and dev...

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Nikon Instruments Opens Popular Vote for This Year's Nikon Small World Competition

September 18, 2008

For the second consecutive year, Nikon Instruments is opening up its Small World Photomicrography Competition for the public to choose its favorite image for recognition as the Popular Vote winner. Visitors to http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/ have until 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, October 10th to vote for their favorite "winning image" from among the top 115 finalists chosen by this year's...

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Nikon Instruments Launches Online Game With Winning Small World Images

September 16, 2008

Nikon Instruments is giving the public the chance to test its skills and interact with microscopic images typically only viewed by scientists with its new online game, "Identify the Image." The game gives players a series of five 2008 Nikon Small World finalist images and asks them to correctly identify each photomicrograph. Players are then graded based on their performance.The serie...

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Nikon Introduces Inverted Materials Microscope, Eclipse MA200

September 10, 2008

Nikon Instruments, Inc. introduces the Eclipse MA200, an inverted materials microscope with an innovative design that has been optimized for digital imaging and ergonomic efficiency. The MA200 uses integrated intelligence to automatically combine captured images with data on their observation settings for more comprehensive documentation. Additionally, its new and unique box design allows easy...

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New Digital CAD Overlay Brings Easy Visualization to Nikon's iNexiv VMA Automeasure Software

September 8, 2008

Nikon Instruments, Inc. added a new feature to its iNexiv VMA Automeasure software, the new Digital CAD Overlay, which allows users to easily compare an actual part to its CAD design specification. Eliminating the need for custom overlays or the purchase of large screen comparators, the new Digital CAD Overlay automatically resizes as the operator changes the zoom magnification of the system.&q...

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Nikon Instruments Introduces LV-DAF for Full System Integration with Eclipse LV Microscope Series

July 15, 2008

Nikon Instruments Inc. announced its new Dynamic Auto-Focus unit, the LV-DAF, bringing fast, versatile auto-focus to the Eclipse LV semiconductor inspection microscope series and OEM applications. Featuring the newly developed Hybrid Auto-Focus system, the LV-DAF offers a large focus range and fast tracking ability through a combination of slit projection and contrast detection auto focus. The...

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Nikon Instruments Introduces New Microscopes and Illumination Stand for Education and OEM Markets

July 15, 2008

Nikon Instruments Inc. announced its new SMZ-445/460 stereoscopic zoom microscopes, combining a very small size with high performance at a low cost for the Industrial and OEM markets. These microscopes allow observation of a wide range of applications, from routine quality control to semiconductor probing OEM applications.The SMZ-445, with 0.8x to 3.5x zoom magnification, and SMZ-460, 0.7x to 3...

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Nikon's New WES-3000 Wafer Edge Inspection Tool Offers High-Throughput, In-Line Inspection With High-Resolution

July 15, 2008

Nikon Instruments Inc. announced its new WES-3000 Wafer Edge Inspection Tool, designed to identify defects often experienced with immersion lithography as well as other IC manufacturing processes. The WES-3000 incorporates high-throughput, in-line inspection with a review station featuring high-resolution and clear-color images for fast assessment of unknown defects.Wafer edge chips have long b...

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Nikon's New APM-3000 Series Fills Gap Between CD SEM and OCD Semiconductor Inspection Devices

July 15, 2008

As the advanced IC device process continues to shrink, monitoring pattern profiles has become so critical that Nikon Instruments Inc. launched the APM-3000 Series, an automated pattern profile inspection device that fills the gap between micro and macro semiconductor inspection devices. The APM-3000 Series with Novel CD Inspection Technology leverages a form of birefringence in a Fourier Space...

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Nikon's New Wafer Loader NWL200 Series Is the First Ever Capable of Loading Wafers as Thin as 100 Micrometers

July 15, 2008

Accommodating a changing semiconductor manufacturing process where wafers continue to grow thinner, Nikon Instruments Inc., announced its new wafer loader NWL200 Series, the first line-up of wafer loaders capable of loading wafers as thin as 100 micrometers. Using a new chuck system to transfer wafers, the NWL200 Series achieves highly-reliable loading suitable for inspection of next-generation...

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Nikon Instruments Opens New Imaging Center at Northwestern University

June 4, 2008

Nikon Instruments Inc. and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine announced the opening of a collaborative core microscopy imaging center, establishing a partnership that brings improved research capabilities to Northwestern, while providing critical feedback for Nikon product development. One of only three such centers in the U.S., the Northwestern Nikon Imaging Center will be e...

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Nikon Instruments Receives Record Number of Entries for Nikon Small World

May 27, 2008

Nikon Instruments Inc. announced that it received a record number of entries for the 2008 Small World Photomicrography Competition, shattering the previous record by over 300 images. The oldest and most respected competition of its kind, Nikon Small World celebrates the world's best photomicrographers who create beautiful imagery while showing an understanding of advanced scientific disciplines...

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Nikon Instruments Begins Direct Sales and Technical Support in Southern California and Rocky Mountain Territories

May 7, 2008

Nikon Instruments, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has begun direct sales and technical support for Nikon's BioScience Microscopes, Confocal Systems and Digital Imaging products, along with Industrial products including Industrial Microscopes, Measuring and Vision Systems, in the Southern California and Rocky Mountain territories. These regions were previously served by A.G. Heinze, Inc.&qu...

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Nikon Small World Entry Deadline Is April 30th

March 27, 2008

Scientists, photographers and photomicrographers have until April 30th to submit images taken through the light microscope for consideration in the 34th Annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. The oldest and most respected competition of its kind, Nikon Small World celebrates the world's best photomicrographers who showcase advanced scientific disciplines, while demonstrating an...

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Nikon Instruments' New NIS-Elements C Delivers Comprehensive Confocal and Widefield Imaging Capabilities in Single Unifying Software Platform

January 29, 2008

Nikon Instruments, Inc. today announced the launch of NIS-Elements C, which delivers the highest level of comprehensive confocal and widefield imaging in a single unifying software platform. This newest version of Nikon's imaging microscopy software enables full integration of confocal specific acquisition controls together with advanced image analysis functionality. NIS-Elements C's dedicated...

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Nikon A1 Confocal Laser Microscope System

Nikon Instruments Launches Fully-Automated A1 Confocal Laser Microscope Series

January 29, 2008

Nikon Instruments, Inc. today launched the A1 series of confocal laser point scanning systems, which seamlessly integrates with the new Ti-E research inverted microscope. The fully-automated confocal imaging system literally brings biological imaging to life, capturing high-quality confocal images of cells and molecular events at high speed and enhanced sensitivity. Ideal for facilities with a...

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Nikon Instruments Partners With Koshland Science Museum to Create the Museum's First-Ever 'Microbe Lab'

January 15, 2008

Nikon Instruments, Inc. today announced a partnership with the Marian Koshland Science Museum and the National Academy of Sciences to place a Coolscope Microscope in the museum's first-ever "Microbe Lab." In the "Microbe Lab," visitors have the unique opportunity to use a state-of-the-art piece of scientific equipment that has not previously been available outside of a labor...

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