Stories & Features

  • Employees Move Into New Center of Excellence

    Sep 11, 2018 by IDEX Health & Science

    Last week, our IDEX Health & Science Melles Griot team members moved into the new IDEX Health & Science Center of Excellence. Our Optical Center of Excellence (COE) is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Rochester, NY.
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  • Welcome to Semrock’s SearchLight™ Spectral Plotting & Analysis Tool

    Aug 3, 2018 by IDEX Health & Science

    SearchLight™ is Semrock’s free, online spectral plotting and analysis tool that allows fluorescence microscope users andoptical instrument designers to model and evaluate the spectral performance of fluorophores, filter sets, light sources, and detectors as components of an overall system. Its intuitive user interface makes it easy to manipulate spectral component specifications and plot spectral results. SearchLight’s built-in System Calculator allows the user to quantify system metrics including signal, SNR, and bleed-through; as well as compare various system configurations against each other.
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  • Welcome

    Jul 5, 2018 by IDEX Health & Science

    Hello and welcome to the IDEX Health & Science insights blog. We will be featuring a variety of posts ranging from technical content and trending industry news to our community engagement efforts. We will also be highlighting the people behind the scenes here who make this a great business to partner with.
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  • Optical System Development

    Jun 10, 2018 by IDEX Health & Science

    Are you developing a life science instrument under a tight budget and aggressive timeline, with technical needs that push optical performance boundaries?
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  • Interview with Dr. Na Ji

    Jun 20, 2017 by IDEX Health & Science
    Dr. Na Ji is a group leader at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus, a pioneering research center focused on neuroscience and imaging. A neurobiologist with a background in chemical physics, she develops adaptive optical methods to improve in vivo imaging and applies these methods to the structural and functional imaging of neural circuits. Check out our interview with her on her work and use of Semrock optical filters.
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  • BrightLine Multiphoton LaserMUX Beam Combiners

    Mar 5, 2017 by IDEX Health & Science
    Semrock’s Multiphoton LaserMUX beam combiners enable deeper tissue imaging and improved contrast in multi-color and multi-modal fluorescence microscopy. The filters set new performance standards by simultaneously achieving high transmission, high reflection, and low GDD over both reflection & transmission, while maintaining minimal wavefront distortion. Ideal for combining two femtosecond pulsed laser beams, they are perfect for optogenetics and other life science applications.
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  • Interview with Silas Leavesley

    Mar 2, 2017 by IDEX Health & Science
    Silas Leavesley, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a member of the Center for Lung Biology at the University of South Alabama. His research focuses on the development of optical imaging and illumination technologies for use in novel biomedical and clinical imaging applications. Leavesley is co-founder of SpectraCyte, a startup business aimed at providing a next-generation gastrointestinal endoscope.
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  • Super-Resolution Microscopy Cubes

    Mar 1, 2017 by IDEX Health & Science
    Super-resolution/TIRF Microscopy Cubes set the new standard for laser based microscopes. These cubes are optimized for mounting 1λ RWE 1mm thick super-resolution/TIRF laser dichroic beamsplitters. Maximize SNR and minimize artifacts in TIRF, Confocal, PALM, STORM, SIM, and other super-resolution techniques.
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  • Interview with Jennifer Ross

    Jan 10, 2017 by IDEX Health & Science
    Jennifer Ross is an award-winning biophysicist, principal investigator at Ross Laboratory at University of Massachusetts Amherst. In the Ross Lab, she studied the microtubule cytoskeleton and its effect on cellular processes. Learn more about her work in this interview.
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  • Interview with Chris Schaffer

    Aug 6, 2016 by IDEX Health & Science
    Chris Schaffer is an associate professor in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. He co-runs Cornell’s Schaffer – Nishimura Lab, which develops advanced optical techniques that enable the study of neurological disease through quantitative imaging and manipulation of cells.
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