Stories & Features

  • Step Up Your Research and Instrument Performance

    Feb 5, 2024 by IDEX Health & Science

    Step up your research and instrument performance. Scientists trust Semrock quality: explore the published work of those who have cited Semrock optical filters in their research.
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  • SearchLight: 6 Tips & Tricks You Didn't Know

    Feb 5, 2024 by IDEX Health & Science

    Fluorescence microscope users and optical instrument designers model and evaluate the spectral performance of fluorophores, filter sets, light sources, and detectors as components of an overall system with SearchLight™. In this blog, learn about a few of SearchLight’s capabilities to help you simulate filters, search our catalog, and visualize data.
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    6 tips and tricks you didn't know
  • Multicolor Fluorescence: Four Times Brighter and Twice the Contrast

    Jan 2, 2024 by IDEX Health & Science

    Find comparison images of Rat Mesangial Cells: labeled with Hoechst, Alexa 488, MitoTracker Red and Cy5 using the Semrock Quad-band DA/FI/TR/Cy5-4X-B “Pinkel” filter set on an Olympus BX61WI-DSU Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope in this article.
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    multicolor fluorescence: four times brighter and twice the contrast
  • Welcome to the Proteome

    Nov 1, 2023 by IDEX Health & Science

    Traditional next generation DNA testing is missing a piece of the puzzle, key proteins. Discover how proteomics can evolve disease treatment and detection.
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    welcome to the proteome
  • Fluorescence Imaging with Quantum Dot Nanocrystals

    Oct 31, 2023 by IDEX Health & Science

    Quantum dot nanocrystals are fluorophores that absorb photons and then re-emit longer-wavelength photons nearly instantaneously. However, there are some important differences between quantum dots and traditional fluorophores including organic dyes and naturally fluorescing proteins. Learn more.
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  • Life Science Optics Volunteers Complete MERT Training

    Oct 25, 2023 by IDEX Health & Science

    As key part of our commitment to employee safety, our Life Science Optics Team in Rochester, NY recently conducted their training for MERT (medical emergency response team) on September 25th, 2023. Learn More.
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  • Maximize Fluorescence Performance with the Semrock Avant Filter Set Family

    Oct 13, 2023 by IDEX Health & Science

    Each member of the Avant™ Filter Set Family provides significant improvement in fluorescence performance for its corresponding short Stokes Shift fluorophore. Find the rationale behind this development, and how it was achieved.
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  • Step through the Spectrum with Nanopede™ Bandpass Optical Filters

    Oct 13, 2023 by IDEX Health & Science

    Spectral flow cytometry requires optical filters covering the UV, visible, and NIR in discrete steps, which may require a balance between instrument cost and filter performance. IDEX Health and Science understands these needs, and we are proud to announce our latest Semrock line of optical filters, which cover the visible spectrum in 20 nm Full-Width, Half-Max (FWHM) steps. Learn more about Nanopede™ Optical Filters.
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  • 2023 Optics Photo Contest

    Sep 29, 2023 by IDEX Health & Science

    Join the life science optics community in the rare opportunity to feature your best scientific images curated with optical filters. We want to turn the spotlight on individuals who exemplify mastery in their field and demonstrate their expertise using optical filters to capture every photon possible.
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    win a free optical filter - Fall 2023 Optics Photo Contest
  • IDEX Health & Science and IDEX China Continue Collaboration with Fudan University

    Sep 6, 2023 by IDEX Health & Science

    IDEX Health & Science has partnered with Fudan University in Shanghai, China for the last 12 years for their FIST (Fudan Intensive Summer Teaching) program, which introduces college students to optics and their role in the life sciences. The course topic, entitled: “Application of Modern Microscopic Imaging Technology in the Research of Cell Biology,” has benefitted more than 600 students.
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