Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Agilent Technologies Expands Compatibility and Capabilities of Atomic Force Microscope for Nanoscale Life Science Research

Abstract:
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its 6000ILM atomic force microscope is now compatible with Nikon TiE series and Olympus IX series inverted light microscopes, significantly extending the popular AFM's utility for life science research.

Agilent Technologies Expands Compatibility and Capabilities of Atomic Force Microscope for Nanoscale Life Science Research

Santa Clara, CA | Posted on February 5th, 2013

Besides broader compatibility, Agilent added several key capabilities to the 6000ILM AFM platform. Of particular importance is the availability of an incubator perfusion cell sample plate. The sample plate facilitates dynamic studies in liquids and gases, as well as a top-view video optics package that gives researchers the ability to see opaque samples while scanning.

Single-pass electrical characterization capabilities and force-volume spectroscopy capabilities, along with the flexibility of Agilent PicoView software plug-ins and scripting, further expand the usefulness of the 6000ILM AFM for studying cell membranes, the surface structure of cells, single DNA or RNA strands, individual proteins, single molecules, biopolymers and more.

"The compatibility of the 6000ILM AFM system with Nikon and Olympus inverted light microscopes means the advantages of high-precision atomic force microscopy are now readily accessible to a greater number of life science researchers," said Jeff Jones, operations manager for Agilent's nanoinstrumentation facility in Chandler, Ariz. "Seamless ILM-AFM integration lets researchers go beyond the optical diffraction limit to achieve nanoscale resolution without special sample preparation."

To facilitate dynamic studies in fluid, the optional 6000ILM perfusion cell sample plate provides continuous perfusion, offers variable flow-through and maintains liquid level. When even more control is required, a 6000ILM incubator perfusion cell sample plate boasts a sealed chamber, in and out ports for flow-through of liquids and gases, and the ability to heat from room temperature to 40°C. Cell viability can be maintained for up to eight hours. The 6000ILM AFM also supports a number of specially designed sample plates that accommodate cover slips, microscope slides, or petri dishes, as well as a controlled-temperature sample plate with heating from ambient to 80°C.

AFM Instrumentation from Agilent

Agilent offers high-precision modular AFM solutions for research, industry and education. Worldwide support is provided by experienced application scientists and technical service personnel. Agilent's leading-edge R&D laboratories are dedicated to the timely introduction and optimization of innovative and easy-to-use AFM technologies.

####

About Agilent Technologies Inc.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics, and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Janet Smith
Americas
+1 970 679 5397

Twitter: @JSmithAgilent

Copyright © Agilent Technologies Inc.

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

Iranian Researchers Synthesize Stable Ceramic Nanopowders at Room Temperature September 20th, 2014

Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014

Toward optical chips: A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies September 19th, 2014

Imaging

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting To Celebrate 60th Anniversary as The Leading Technical Conference for Advanced Semiconductor Devices September 18th, 2014

FEI Opens New Technology Center in Czech Republic: FEI expands its presence in Brno with the opening of a new, larger facility September 18th, 2014

New NPZ100-403 Piezo Stage from nPoint Inc. September 17th, 2014

New non-invasive technique could revolutionize the imaging of metastatic cancer September 17th, 2014

Announcements

Iranian Scientists Separate Zinc Ion at Low Concentrations September 20th, 2014

Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014

Toward optical chips: A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies September 19th, 2014

Tools

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting To Celebrate 60th Anniversary as The Leading Technical Conference for Advanced Semiconductor Devices September 18th, 2014

FEI Opens New Technology Center in Czech Republic: FEI expands its presence in Brno with the opening of a new, larger facility September 18th, 2014

New NPZ100-403 Piezo Stage from nPoint Inc. September 17th, 2014

Researchers Create World’s Largest DNA Origami September 11th, 2014

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







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE