Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Software Release From FEI Opens New Territory for Electron Microscopy in Life Sciences

Abstract:
Bio-Specific Applications Provide New Automation, Navigation and Data Processing Capabilities for the 3D Ultrastructural Imaging of Biological Systems

Software Release From FEI Opens New Territory for Electron Microscopy in Life Sciences

Hillsboro, OR | Posted on August 2nd, 2010

FEI Company (FEIC 19.32, -.00, -0.02%), a leading scientific instrumentation company providing electron microscopy systems for nanoscale applications across many industries, released today a set of software applications that increase the throughput and ease-of-use of its electron microscopes for biological research. The four software packages make electron microscopes more useful for life science researchers involved in structural, cellular and tissue biology as they build the full solution from sample to biological answer.

"Electron microscopy has already played, and will continue to play, a key role in the signature scientific discoveries of this century, for instance, in helping to identify the structure-function relationships in biological systems that could lead to improved diagnostics and more effective drugs," said Dominique Hubert, FEI's vice president and general manager of the Life Sciences Division. "FEI is committed to providing life scientists with the tools they need to explore this new territory."

Hubert adds, "In particular, we are very excited to announce a correlative workflow utility that helps to bridge the gap between light microscopy and electron microscopy. Now researchers can use a routine light microscope to locate a feature of interest, and then transfer the sample to an electron microscope, which can be used to easily navigate to the feature and view the cellular ultrastructure. Correlative platforms such as this could actually speed the process from research to discovery."

The new software offerings include:

Correlative Navigation Utility for the correlation of navigational coordinate systems between different types of microscopes, such as optical and electron microscopes. Investigators can leverage the strengths of each platform, for example, in using the resolving power of electron microscopy to image structures localized by fluorescent tags in a light microscope.

EPU is an automated data collection procedure that facilitates the acquisition of large data sets (from thousands or tens of thousands of nominally identical particles) used to reconstruct high resolution 3D models with the single particle analysis technique.

ARGOS (Automated Recognition of Geometries, Objects, and Segmentations) is a 3D template fitting capability that helps to localize macromolecules in their native cellular context and relate orientation properties of these molecules to their environment. It combines high resolution molecular structure information that was determined by single particle analysis with 3D cellular context from tomography.

Extended Slice & View is a 3D reconstruction technique that combines automated serial cross sectional SEM image acquisition into a virtual 3D volume image of the tissue or cell. The images may be stitched together from multiple images of the section surface to retain nanometer scale detail over many micrometer fields of view. The focused ion beam (FIB) cross sections can be as thin as a few nanometers, providing near isotropic resolution in the X, Y and Z dimensions. The technique has the potential to model whole cells and tissues with sufficient resolution to differentiate lipid bilayers.

For more information, please visit fei.com/lifesciences.

FEI Safe Harbor Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements that include statements regarding the performance capabilities and benefits of the Correlative Navigation Utility, EPU, Automated Reconstruction of Geometrical Objects and Segmentations, and Extended Slice & View software packages. Factors that could affect these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to failure of the product or technology to perform as expected and achieve anticipated results, unexpected technology problems and our ability to manufacture, ship and deliver the tools and software as expected. Please also refer to our Form 10-K, Forms 10-Q, Forms 8-K and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for additional information on these factors and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. FEI assumes no duty to update forward-looking statements.

####

About FEI
FEI is a leading diversified scientific instruments company. It is a premier provider of electron and ion-beam microscopes and tools for nanoscale applications across many industries: industrial and academic materials research, life sciences, semiconductors, data storage, natural resources and more. With a 60-year history of technological innovation and leadership, FEI has set the performance standard in transmission electron microscopes (TEM), scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and DualBeams(TM), which combine a SEM with a focused ion beam (FIB). FEI's imaging systems provide 3D characterization, analysis and modification/prototyping with resolutions down to the sub-Ångström (one-tenth of a nanometer) level. FEI's NanoPorts in North America, Europe and Asia provide centers of technical excellence where its world-class community of customers and specialists collaborate. FEI has approximately 1800 employees and sales and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
MindWrite Communications, Inc.
Media Contact
Sandy Fewkes, Principal
+1 408 224 4024


FEI Company
Investors and Analysts
Investor Relations
Fletcher Chamberlin
+1 503 726 7710

Copyright © FEI

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Chains of nanogold – forged with atomic precision September 23rd, 2016

Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease: Rice-made nanoparticles tested at Baylor College of Medicine may help control autoimmune diseases September 23rd, 2016

Nanotech Grants Options September 22nd, 2016

Coffee-infused foam removes lead from contaminated water September 21st, 2016

Software

Park Systems Launches Park NX20 300mm Research Atomic Force Microscope with Full 300 mm Semiconductor Wafer Scan - Vastly Improving Productivity August 3rd, 2016

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research: ORNL workflow system unites imaging, algorithms, and HPC to advance materials discovery and design July 24th, 2016

Nanosystem and Digital Surf launch NanoMap Alpha: New surface imaging & metrology software based on Mountains® Technology July 14th, 2016

Leti Develops 3D Network-on-chip to Boost High-performance Computing: Fabrication-ready Hardware-plus-software Communications Solution Boosts Performance, Reduces Energy Consumption July 14th, 2016

Nanomedicine

Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease: Rice-made nanoparticles tested at Baylor College of Medicine may help control autoimmune diseases September 23rd, 2016

BBI Solutions launches innovative conjugate blocking technology that enhances signal intensity for lateral flow immunoassays September 20th, 2016

Iran to hold intl. school on application of nanomaterials in medicine September 20th, 2016

Graphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuries: Rice University scientists develop Texas-PEG to help knit severed, damaged spinal cords September 19th, 2016

Announcements

Chains of nanogold – forged with atomic precision September 23rd, 2016

Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease: Rice-made nanoparticles tested at Baylor College of Medicine may help control autoimmune diseases September 23rd, 2016

Nanotech Grants Options September 22nd, 2016

Coffee-infused foam removes lead from contaminated water September 21st, 2016

Tools

Oxford Instruments is ‘Bringing the Nanoworld Together’ in India once again - 22 - 23 November 2016 | IISc Bangalore September 21st, 2016

Bruker Introduces Complete Commercial AFM-Based SECM Solution: PeakForce SECM Mode Enables Previously Unobtainable Electrochemical Information September 20th, 2016

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Announces New SurfRider Econo Board Probes for Routine AFM Measurements September 19th, 2016

Electron beam microscope directly writes nanoscale features in liquid with metal ink September 16th, 2016

Nanobiotechnology

Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease: Rice-made nanoparticles tested at Baylor College of Medicine may help control autoimmune diseases September 23rd, 2016

BBI Solutions launches innovative conjugate blocking technology that enhances signal intensity for lateral flow immunoassays September 20th, 2016

Iran to hold intl. school on application of nanomaterials in medicine September 20th, 2016

Graphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuries: Rice University scientists develop Texas-PEG to help knit severed, damaged spinal cords September 19th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic