Nikon Instruments Inc. Unveils Two New Inverted Microscopes at American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting

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MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikon Instruments Inc. today released two new inverted microscope ECLIPSE models for routine laboratory work and basic research. Featuring enhanced functionality, improved workflow, a newly developed emboss contrast technique and a compact design, the new Research Microscope ECLIPSE Ts2R and Routine Microscope ECLIPSE Ts2 set a new standard in inverted microscopes. Nikon will showcase both products at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting in San Diego, December 12-15.Both models feature advancements that improve functionality and workflow in a space- and cost-saving design.New Emboss Contrast Technique: Nikon’s newly developed contrasting technique provides three-dimensional-like, high-contrast images. Even thick samples such as oocytes, embryos and colonies of stem and cancer cells which are not easily observed by conventional phase contrast, are readily resolved with Nikon’s latest emboss contrast method. The new technique is also compatible with plastic and glass dishes thereby enhancing its utility for both cell culture observation and research in medical and biological fields.LED Illumination: The new microscopes utilize LED sources for both diascopic and epi-fluorescence illumination, eliminating the need for frequent lamp replacement, alignment, and long warm-up times.Improved Workflow and Ergonomics: The new microscopes have been designed to improve overall workflow. Controls for operating basic functions have been placed at the front of the microscope body for easy access whereas controls for operating diascopic and epi-fluorescence illumination have been separated to different zones on either side of the body. The new design also includes a stage with a long travel stroke which enables users to observe an entire 96-well plate. A contrast shield is provided to block ambient room light from entering the optical path, thereby enabling users to easily observe fluorescent samples in bright rooms. Additionally, a lowered stage height of the Ts2R reduces fatigue during operation and frequent exchanging of samples. Space-saving Design: The depth and height of the microscope body is approximately ten percent smaller than the standard inverted research microscope, saving space around the microscope and improving overall workflow in the laboratory.
American Society for Cell Biology 2015 attendees are invited to experience Nikon’s new inverted research microscopes at Booth #701.The ECLIPSE Ts2R and ECLIPSE Ts2 are now available for purchase.
Nikon Instruments Inc. is a world leader in the development and manufacture of optical and digital imaging technology for biomedical applications. Now in its 98th year, Nikon provides complete optical systems that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Cutting-edge instruments include microscopes, digital imaging products and software. Nikon Instruments is one of the microscopy and digital imaging arms of Nikon Inc., the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology. For more information, visit Product-related inquiries may be directed to Nikon Instruments at 800-52-NIKON.Trisha Bruynell

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