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Microscope incubation systems, stage heaters and more from DPMH

Surrey-based Digital Pixels has been designing and supplying equipment for the research microscopy community throughout the world for nearly two decades. More recently, under the Microscope Heaters brand, they have developed, designed and manufactured a wide range of fanless enclosure systems for maintaining cell viability within microscope applications for leading universities and research institutes.

Incubation Systems for Leica, Nikon, Olympus and Zeiss et al

Vibration-free microscope heating systems deliver the ultimate in thermal homogeneity and stability. Ideal for the more demanding microscopy techniques such as Super Resolution, Optical Tweezers or electrophysiology: even users of x60 or x100 objectives can benefit as focus drift is reduced. These solid-state heaters can maintain 1 to 50 °C heat above ambient depending on configuration, thus allowing for a wider range of samples to be studied. Inherent reliability means less down time during time-lapse experiments.

Stage Top Heaters

These assemblies have independent temperature control over the insert, and the insert’s glass top. They are sealed to maintain CO2 or CO2-O2 gas control, and accept a 3 mm tube for gas delivery.

Open Heated Inserts

Patch clamp and perfusion studies, where access to the sample is essential, benefit from this type of system. It has an optional dual temperature control configuration for controlling the temperature of the heated insert, and the temperature of media entering the sample area.

Intravital Microscopy Imaging System

Specially designed for whole animal viability during extended imaging experiments, the system has two independent temperature control channels – one for the removable heated insert, the other for a heated blanket. Titanium windows complete the system.

Gas Control Solutions

A number of cell systems often require a closely controlled CO2 concentration to maintain cell viability over extended periods of time. Although achievable using a 5% CO2 cylinder, these expensive and bulky solutions are limited in their ability to deliver flexible and reliable gas concentrations. Microscope Heaters offer three, high-performance, microprocessor controlled solutions that only require a single 100% CO2 gas supply.

Visit our website for more information, or contact us for further details now.


Light pinpoints stress and strain – A Brillouin’t idea from OZ Optics

Remote Pipeline, Perimeter, and Structural Monitoring…

dsts-applicationsForesight™, from OZ Optics, is a sophisticated Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensor (DSTS) based on Brillouin scattering in an optical fibre. It can measure subtle changes in both temperature and strain along the length of the fibre over time, or the rapid location detection of a major disturbance within a second.

By wrapping or embedding a fibre inside a structure, such as an oil pipeline or dam, detection of the structure being strained or heated/cooled is possible, allowing for pre-emptive maintenance. Such monitoring capability is invaluable in critical structures where cracks and failure could involve loss of life or other unprecedented costs.

Foresight™ can also detect and report larger signals within one second with only a slight loss of accuracy. This sort of response speed is ideal for security applications or strains caused by earthquakes where an immediate measurement and reaction may be required.

For more details about this system, please contact us.


Light pinpoints stress and strain – A Brillouin’t idea from OZ Optics

Remote Pipeline, Perimeter, and Structural Monitoring…

Foresight™, from OZ Optics, is a sophisticated Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensor (DSTS) based on Brillouin scattering in an optical fibre. It can measure subtle changes in both temperature and strain along the length of the fibre over time, or the rapid location detection of a major disturbance within a second.

By wrapping or embedding a fibre inside a structure, such as an oil pipeline or dam, detection of the structure being strained or heated/cooled is possible, allowing for pre-emptive maintenance. Such monitoring capability is invaluable in critical structures where cracks and failure could involve loss of life or other unprecedented costs.

Foresight™ can also detect and report larger signals within one second with only a slight loss of accuracy. This sort of response speed is ideal for security applications or strains caused by earthquakes where an immediate measurement and reaction may be required.

For more details about this system, download the datasheet, or contact us.


Meridian & Axiom – Semiconductor Disk Lasers from Solus Technologies

Solus Technologies is a manufacturer of an innovative range of Semiconductor Disk Lasers (SDL) that utilise unique, custom-designed semiconductor structures. Their experience in III-V semiconductors, optical components and DPSS laser engineering brings products and solutions to a diverse range of customers, from OEM applications – for example, high volume printing and semiconductor metrology – through to precision scientific markets such as high resolution spectroscopy.

Meridian is a family of tunable 2 µm lasers provide a winning combination of high power (150 mW), compact footprint and a wide range of custom wavelengths (from 1.9 to 2.5 µm) that includes those traditionally difficult to reach in the mid infra-red. Meridian offers exceptional flexibility in configuration and operation, providing a cutting edge product for applications that include: gas sensing, molecular spectroscopy (ideal for the top 4 greenhouse gases), and bio-medical imaging and analysis.

Axiom delivers the performance you need from a cutting edge laser on the important 514 nm line by combining excellent beam quality with high power and narrow linewidth. Alternatively, Axiom can be delivered with a user specified operating wavelength that’s accurate to ±1 nm at any wavelength between 500 and 599 nm. Axiom excels in a range of lab or industry applications, such as biophotonics and metrology, offering outstanding power and flexibility from a compact cost effective form factor. It is the ideal replacement for a legacy Argon-Ion system for example.

For more information on these laser, please contact us.


New hybrid low temperature system from Janis Research

Janis Research Company has developed a new hybrid low temperature system. The versatile model 2K-VTI variable temperature cryogen-free (dry) system has been combined with a wet (LHe cooled) 9T/4T vector magnet to provide a system that offers low temperature and high magnetic field measurements.

The 2K-VTI can be integrated with either wet or dry magnets, and can be configured for sample in vacuum, sample in ultra high vacuum (UHV), sample in exchange gas or even sample in liquid.

The 2K-VTI cryostat can be operated in several different modes, allowing the user to optimise the cooling method for the particular sample and experimental requirement.

For more information about this and other Janis Research cryogenic products, contact us now.