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Using the most powerful single-chip LEDs available, Prizmatix LEDs are ideal for microscopy and optogenetics research

Prizmatix LEDs for Optogenetics and Fluorescence
  • High-power collimated and fibre-coupled LEDs
  • Wavelengths available from UV to Red
  • White Light and Multiple LED Sources

Prizmatix specialises in LED illumination systems for industrial applications, and science, especially in microscopy and optogenetics research.

The Prizmatix High Power and Ultra-High-Power (UHP) models are built using the most powerful single-chip LEDs available. These versatile illumination solutions offer:

Modularity
The modular systems deliver flexibility with a collimated beam. Fitted with a standard SM1 thread at the port, they can be fitted with a variety of accessories such as a fibre coupler adaptor, beam combiner, filter wheel, and more. The accessories are easy to fit and swap, so different set-ups only take minutes.

High efficiency
The fibre-coupled LED models have a highly efficient coupling that optimises the output such that these systems deliver roughly 1.5x more light when compared to Prizmatix LEDs used with a fibre adaptor. The LED controller is in-built to maximise its compactness.

Wide range of powers
High Power LED models are equipped with a 1 mm² single chip LED and can deliver up to 300 mW of optical power, while the UHP models have a 12 mm² single chip LED punching out up to 5 W of optical power. (As measured after the collimating optics)

Broad range of wavelengths
Choose from dozens of standard LEDs that operate at monochromatic wavelengths between 340 and 940 nm, and ‘white’ light models with a choice of spectral outputs. Deep UV and IR LEDs are also available on request.

Controls
Each of the extremely low-noise LED controllers has TTL and analogue input. In combination with a USB-control box, the LEDs can be controlled from a PC using µManager, LabView, Matlab or directly using HyperTerminal commands. An optional photodiode feedback loop enables the LEDs to be power stabilised.

Accessories
In addition to fibre coupling adaptors, collimators and filter wheels, custom-made fibres and fibre bundles with high numerical apertures of up to 0.63 are available. Optogenetics researchers can also order cannulae, rotary joints, and programmable signal generators for use in their experiments.

For more information, please visit our Prizmatix webpages or contact us.

 


January 2019 newsletter now online

January 2019 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific January newsletter is now available. In this issue we say hello to Digital Holographic Microscopy specialists Lyncée Tec as we expand our life science range of products that currently come from Accurion, CRAIC Technologies, Elliot Scientific, HOLOEYE, Kinetic Systems, Prizmatix, Siskiyou, Tecella, and WITec. We also look at Lake Shore’s new M91 FastHall controller and remind you of next month’s Photonics West.

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Prizmatix impresses at Neuroscience 2018

Prizmatix has been wowing the crowds at Neuroscience 2018 in San Diego this week with their self-contained UHP-M, an ultra-high power UV & Visible light source for many microscopy applications.

Incorporating two independently controllable Prizmatix large-chip LEDs, the UHP-M delivers broadband white light from a single 55 W LED, and high power UV from a single 10 W LED operating at 365, 385 or 405 nm depending on model ordered. The UHP-M offers:

  • Optically isolated TTL & analogue inputs
  • Fast TTL switching
  • Low optical noise
  • Long life (no lamp replacement)
  • Fanless operation
  • Remote control*
  • USB interface*

* The UHP-M requires no external control if operating at full power. However, if power levels need to be adjusted, the optional remote control or USB interface will be required.

Prizmatix also announced the introduction of a digital micromirror device (DMD) module for delivering light to cellular and subcellular targets. Applications include: optogenetics, uncaging, photoactivation and fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP).

The one megapixel DMD utilises a grid of 914 by 1140 independently controllable micromirrors to divert light to specific areas under study at over 1000 times per second.

This exciting new product offers almost spatial light modulator (SLM) performance without the need to use lasers, and we’ll know more about it soon.

There’s still time to visit Prizmatix in booth 3333 as Neuroscience 2018 continues until November 7th.

 


September 2018 newsletter now online

September 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific September newsletter is now available. In this issue Optogenetics is to the fore with Prizmatix ultra high power LED light sources and Siskiyou’s spot positioner, plus CODIXX polarisers, Elliot|Martock automated alignment equipment and next month’s Photonex Live!

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May 2018 Newsletter Out Now

May 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this issue we appreciate the optogenetic products manufactured by Prizmatix, cover the intense broadband light sources designed by Energetiq, summarise linear translation stages from Siskiyou, and follow up on Fibrecryst and their high power laser systems. Plus the International Day of Light and SU2P Symposium

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Tomorrow, the Photonex Roadshow returns to Scotland

The Photonex Roadshow returns to Glasgow tomorrow, bringing together the UK’s top photonics technology suppliers, leading researchers and invited speakers for a very special one-day event on June 14th at the University of Strathclyde.

Elliot Scientific will be among the dozens of companies dedicated to optics, biophotonics and imaging technology – allowing you to view the latest photonics solutions, optical components, instruments and systems, as well as a conference and tutorials.

Photonics is an enabling technology, so you can only really find out how a company can help you in your work by face-to-face contact. Elliot Scientific’s Solution Science is more than just a slogan, it’s our approach to providing the tools and equipment you need to get the results you want.

We will be demonstrating our ranges of precision slides and flexure stages, the ultra-bright laser-driven plasma light source from Energetiq, nanopositioners from Mad City Labs, and much more. Come and talk to us about your project.


Bright products for Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Optogenetics

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAElliot Scientific distribute a comprehensive range of high powered LED light delivery products for microscopy, spectroscopy, optogenetics, and other scientific research and industrial applications. Manufactured by Prizmatix, a scientist-led company that specialises in the design and manufacturing of ultra high-power LEDs, a range of power levels and wavelengths across the spectrum are available for applications that include…

  • For microscopy and imaging: the powerful UHP-T LED series
  • For optogenetics: single and dual wavelength systems for in-vivo and in-vitro research
  • For custom setups:
    • offering modularity and versatility
    • fibre-coupled units with up to 11 different LEDs

STSI-All-250-1For in-vivo and in-vitro optogenetics, Prizmatix offer a full range of modules that start from single wavelength plug-and-go kits, to multi-wavelength systems for activation and silencing in the same fibre. From light sources to cannulae, and everything in between, Prizmatix provides all the components necessary for experimenters in neuroscience, neurobiology, electrophysiology, biochemistry and biophysics. Typical systems have been constructed by researchers for:

  • Detection & excitation
  • Intensity monitoring
  • In-line filtering, attenuation or polarisation
  • Reflectance or fluorescence detection for in situ, in-vivo, or in-vitro applications

Prizmatix have extensively developed various photonics products for use in neuro and bioscience research such as optogenetics, as well as traditional chemistry, biology and physics. For example, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, microscopy, and absorption measurement are typical applications here. Elliot Scientific are always happy to advise, so contact us today for further information.


UHP-T-MP: Excellent for Optogenetics/fluorescence excitation in microplate applications

batch5-057The UHP-T-MP series of Ultra High Power LEDs, by Prizmatix, feature a powerful rectangular (3:4) homogeneous collimated beam useful in many demanding applications such as direct microplate illumination without a light guide, fluorescence microscopy and machine vision.

Optimal illumination of standard 96 well microplates from a working distance of about 40 cm is realised by its aspheric optics, and the USB-equipped LED controller supports CW or pulsed operation via a TTL trigger. LED intensity can be set via a pot or external analogue voltage input.

The UHP-T-MP is available in blue – 455 nm, green – 528 nm or red – 630 nm wavelengths, and can be used coupled to an optical fibre or liquid light guide, or just as a collimated light source.

Key features

  • Single chip Ultra High Brightness LED
  • Precisely adjustable, stable power
  • 3:4 aspect ratio
  • CW or pulsed operation
  • USB interface
  • Long life (no consumable parts)

For more information, please contact us.


For one day only this week: The Photonex Roadshow Scotland

Heriot Watt University is the venue for Photonex ScotlandTomorrow, Wednesday, the Photonex Roadshow returns to Edinburgh and the city’s Heriot-Watt University for a special one-day event. June 8th will see the UK’s top photonics technology suppliers, leading researchers and invited speakers gathered together for the second time this year.

Elliot Scientific will be on table S1, among the dozens of companies dedicated to optics, photonics and imaging technology, thus allowing you to view the latest in our photonics solutions, optical components, instruments and systems.

Photonics is an enabling technology, so you can only really find out how a company can help you in your work by face-to-face contact. Elliot Scientific’s Solution Science is more than just a slogan, it’s our approach to providing the tools and equipment you need to get the results you want. Come and talk to us about your project.


May 2016 Newsletter Out Now

May 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this issue we are amazed by HOLOEYE’s latest Ultra High Definition 10 Megapixel SLM panels, admire the new super low profile three-axis nanopositioning stage from Mad City Labs, marvel at the range of Prizmatix LEDs for Optogeneticists, and relish OZ Optics’ additions to their fibre optic component range, plus OPIE’16, the Photonex Scotland Roadshow, and in Edinburgh, SPIE’s Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation Expo

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The Photonex Roadshow arrives in London on Monday

This coming Monday April 11th – will see the first one-day Photonex Roadshow of the year opening at Imperial College in London. The Roadshow features an exhibition of nearly three dozen top photonics technology suppliers, plus a conference with leading researchers on the topic of ‘Advances in photonic tools and techniques for the life sciences’. In addition, tutorials covering the latest in photonics techniques and instrumentation will be taking place.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Elliot Scientific is on Stand S34. So come and try out our XYZ Flexure Stages, miniature slides and rotary stages, and discuss how products from the many North American and European companies we represent here in the UK and Ireland can benefit your research or industry.

All this is free, so reserve your place now.

 


Institute of Photonics: Elliot Scientific at 20th Anniversary next week

To mark their 20th anniversary and the International Year of Light, the Institute of Photonics will be holding a special celebration. On Wednesday, November 4th., world-leading experts will be presenting on a wide range of photonics research topics including: diamond photonics, visible light communications, gallium nitride based lighting, colloidal quantum dot devices and optogenetics.

Alongside the conference, a small exhibition of key suppliers to academia and industry will include Elliot Scientific. We will on hand to offer advice and demonstrate a select range of products and equipment that delivers our solution science to researchers.

If you are in Glasgow next week, do visit the University of Strathclyde for the Institute of Photonics 20th Anniversary and drop by the Elliot Scientific display. We look forward to meeting you.

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Tomorrow we are at the Oxford Bioimaging Festival

Mad City LAbs and Prizmatix components we on show at the recent Photonex event held in Coventry

Mad City Labs and Prizmatix components were on show at the recent Photonex event held in Coventry

Tomorrow, October 20th, Elliot Scientific is exhibiting at the annual Oxford Bioimaging Festival held in St John’s College.

The aim of the day is to share the breadth of the imaging expertise within the area’s imaging community by bringing together as many of Oxford’s imaging scientists and clinicians as possible, and showcasing the broad range of scientific research being undertaken in Oxford.

Mad City Labs nanopositioners and Prizmatix LED lightsources for optogenetics will be among the products we will be demonstrating for the life sciences. We will also be available to discuss the opportunities our advanced Optical Tweezers offer to researchers.

Registration is free to members of Oxford University and its institutional and NHS collaborators.


Tomorrow, the Photonex Roadshow reaches Scotland

Elliot Scientific's stand at Photonex 2011

The Photonex Roadshow rolls into Glasgow tomorrow, bringing together the UK’s top photonics technology suppliers, leading researchers and invited speakers for a very special one-day event on June 3rd at the University of Strathclyde.

Elliot Scientific will be among the 32 companies dedicated to optics, biophotonics and imaging technology – allowing you to view the latest photonics solutions, optical components, instruments and systems, as well as a conference and tutorials.

Photonics is an enabling technology, so you can only really find out how a company can help you in your work by face-to-face contact. Elliot Scientific’s Solution Science is more than just a slogan, it’s our approach to providing the tools and equipment you need to get the results you want.

We will be demonstrating ultra high-power LED light delivery systems from Prizmatix, ultra-bright laser-driven plasma light sources from Energetiq, nanopositioners from Mad City Labs, and our own ranges of precision slides and flexure stages. Come and talk to us about your project.


April 2015 Newsletter Out Now

April 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific April newsletter is now available. In this issue we say hello to Prizmatix as we begin distributing their exciting range of ultra high power LED illumination systems and modular optical components for microscopy, optogenetics, and biochemistry; we will also be saying hello to visitors at the Oxford Day of Photonics, RoadVista customers at Traffex in Birmingham, and from the Autex booth at OPIE in Japan; plus the International Year of Light, FEMTOOPTICS, and more…

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