Stories & Features

  • 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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  • Interview with Enrico Gratton

    Apr 15, 2016 by IDEX Health & Science
    Dr. Enrico Gratton is the Founder and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics at UC Irvine. We delved into Dr. Enrico Gratton’s lifelong quest to develop new fluorescence techniques for unlocking the mysteries of complex biomolecules and their behavior in cells.
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  • BrightLine Laser Dichroic Beamsplitters for Super-resolution & TIRF Microscopy

    Mar 3, 2016 by IDEX Health & Science
    Semrock’s industry leading laser dichroic beamsplitters just got flatter. We’re setting a new standard for Super-resolution / TIRF microscopy with λ/5 P-V RWE on our new 3 mm thick dichroics and 1λ P-V RWE on our improved 1 mm dichroics. Each one comes with our Semrock guaranteed steepest edges, short wavelength reflectivity down to 350 nm, and long wavelength transmission optimized out to 1200 nm or 1600 nm.
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  • Interview with Jay Anzellotti

    Dec 29, 2015 by IDEX Health & Science
    Jay Anzellotti is our Director of Coating Technology and previously worked as a Principal Coatings Engineer for our Semrock optical filters team. He is devoted to developing new capabilities and continuously improve current processes. Learn more about his experience working in our Life Science Optics division in this interview.
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