CoolLED pE100 Series LED Illumination System

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The CoolLED pE-100 series is a mercury-free family of compact and simple to use LED illumination systems which can be configured to deliver light directly to a microscope, or via a liquid light guide or multimode fiber. Systems can be specified at any one of 20 different LED wavelengths.

Operation is by a remote manual control pod with instant on/off and intensity control from 0-100%. Remote control is available via a TTL trigger.

The system has been developed for applications requiring a single LED excitation wavelength.  It is perfect for clinical applications such as routine screening (e.g. using Auramine for Tuberculosis), for research applications requiring precise intensity control and fast-switching, or for electrophysiology applications where light has to be delivered to a specific location.  The user can select from 20 different LED wavelengths, ranging from the near-UV at 365nm to the near-IR at 770nm.  The system comprises a pE-100 LED Light Source, control pod, and power supply.

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CoolLED: pE4000 Universal LED Illumination System for Fluorescence Microscopy

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The CoolLED pE-4000 sets the standard as the universal illumination system for fluorescence microscopy.  The system has 16 selectable LED wavelengths that can be matched to the filters and fluorophores of almost any microscope, making it the broadest spectrum of illumination available. For the user who wants consistency and ease of use with simple on/off and intensity buttons, the pE-4000 can be operated as a ‘White’ illumination system. For the user who wants total control over the excitation source to improve imaging, individual wavelengths settings can be selected and controlled in “Advanced” mode.

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LCI: Chamlide Observation Chambers and Incubator Systems

LCI Chamlide

  • Easy installation
  • Very economical
  • High resolution live cell imaging

LCI (Live Cell Instrument, South Korea) offer a range of innovative observation chambers and incubator systems under the Chamlide brand, and are now available in Australia exclusively from Lastek. 

Chamlide Magnetic Chambers use a patented magnetic system that allow for quick and easy assembly. They are semi-permanent, replacing consumable culture-ware and expensive coverslip-bottomed dishes.

Chamlide magnetic chambers use coverslips (thickness 0.15-0.20 mm), allowing for high resolution imaging.

Why observation chamber with coverslip?

According to Abbe's theory, the resolution of light microscope fully depends on the N.A. of the objective lens. Therefore, for high resolution microscopy, it is absolutely required to use high N.A. objective lenses, which unavoidably have very short working distance. The conventional plastic culture wares are not thin enough to use with a high N.A. lens; thus, one should use a coverslip with a thickness in the range of 0.15-0.20 mm. Besides, a coverslip does not emit auto-fluorescence and has an appropriate reflective index (~1.515) for use with oil or water immersion objective lenses.

LifeCanvas Technologies: EasyClear Multi-Purpose Sample Processing System


  • No more complicated and slow sample processing
  • Easy. Fast. Affordable.

Say good bye to bulky and expensive water baths, incubators and shakers. The LifeCanvas Technologies all-in-one EasyClear multi-purpose sample processing device helps you achieve your goals faster, cheaper and easier by empowering you with a full touch screen control for temperature (20-90°C), tilting angle (0-60°), and shaking speed (0-120rpm) of all individual samples and batches. One EasyClear can process 10 samples simultaneously at different temperatures while keeping your sample damage free.

It’s so simple to use that tissue processing is hassle-free even for first timers.

  • Simplicity – Easy temperature control with touch screen interface. You no longer need to stress over problems caused by water baths such as water evaporation and contamination of samples by bath solutions etc.
  • Speed – Optimal shaking with precise temperature control makes tissue processing significantly faster than incubating samples in traditional water baths that are missing shaking functions.
  • Cost-efficiency – With one EasyClear you can process 10 samples simultaneously at different temperature points from 20°C to 90°C. Conventional methods would require several water baths and shakers, which will cost you substantially more than buying just one EasyClear.

Download pdf brochure here.

LifeCanvas Technologies


LifeCanvas Technologies is committed to providing sample-to-answer solutions in tissue processing to significantly improve and expedite research in deciphering complex biological systems.

The company is developing and commercializing breakthrough tools that enable three-dimensional investigation of a tissue’s molecular and structural information through rapid clearing and staining while preserving key tissue architecture, subcellular details and long-range connections. Our mission is to fast-track advancements in life sciences to improve human health.

LifeCanvas Technologies is founded by researchers and engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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LifeCanvas Technologies SmartClear II: The All New Active Clearing System

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  • Fully automated all-in-one turnkey system
  • Easy, fast, and reliable
  • Maximum preservation of fluorescent protein (FP) signals
  • No tissue damage or contamination
  • Cost-effective and eco-friendly
  • Based on patent-pending stochastic electrotransport technology developed at MIT (Kim et al., PNAS, 2015).

LifeCanvas Technologies SmartClear II is ideal for clearing CLARITY (Nature, 2013), SWITCH (Cell, 2015), MAP (Nature Biotechnology, 2016) samples.

Clear fast with no tissue damage: Fast, Easy, and Reliable

  • Fast & Easy: Orders of magnitude faster than passive clearing. Our ready-to-use technologies bring plug-and-play options and minimum maintenance to clearing.
  • Reliable: Safe tissue clearing with stochastic electrotransport technology. No tissue contamination, tissue browning, black gunk formation or tissue deformation.
  • Perfect Clearing with Maximal Preservation of FP Signal
  • Optical Clarity: Minimum light scatter. Removes lipid best for best antibody diffusion. Optimal imaging and staining quality by completely removing lipids. Perfectly compatible with SmartLabel, our rapid staining system for intact samples.

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New from Thorlabs: 4 Megapixel Scientific-grade cameras for microscopy

Thorlabs 4 Megapixel scientific camera for microscopy

Scientific Camera integrated into 60mm Cage System

Thorlabs' new 4 Megapixel CCD Cameras, which offer up to 13 frames per second at 40 MHz dual-tap readout of the full sensor, are specifically designed for microscopy and other demanding scientific imaging applications. These monochrome cameras are ideal for multispectral imaging, fluorescence microscopy, and other high-performance imaging techniques that would benefit from a large field of view, high quantum efficiency, and low noise sensor.

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Piezosystem Jena: PZ 300 AP z-axis elevator stage for standard and inverted microscopes

Piezosystem Jena

The accuracy and speed of probe positioning is a critical and important value for microscopy techniques such as laser scanning microscopy, or other techniques including fluorescent, super resolution, or image processing. In order to provide the user with a tool able to improve these techniques, piezosystem jena provides the new PZ 300 piezoelectric actuator based z-axis elevator stage for microscopes.

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Mad City Labs: RM21 Microscope platform for the future

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Mad CIty Labs' RM21™ is a precision aligned microscope platform for epifluorescence microscopy. The RM21™ has been designed for maximum user accessibility. This feature offers users the opportunity to develop flexible configuration microscopy instruments with ease. It has been manufactured with high precision to allow easy alignment of microscopy and optical components within its three dimensional space. In addition, all posts and fixturing points are referenced to a known datum. With a robust design, precision manufacturing and assembly, the RM21™ is the ideal platform for a range of microscopy applications such as super resolution (SR) microscopy, fluorescence microscopy and TIRF.

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Build Your Own AFM in 30 Minutes with the SPM-M Kit from Mad City Labs

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The Mad City Labs SPM-M Kit combines the MadPLL® instrument package with Mad City Labs high resolution nanopositioning systems to form a high performance, closed loop, scanning resonant probe microscope. The seamless integration of hardware combined with the built-in automated control of MadPLL® means that you can concentrate on getting results, not tweaking parameters. Applications for the SPM-M Kit include nanoscale characterization and nanoscale fabrication applications such as optical antennas, nano-optics, semiconductors, data storage, and more. The SPM-M Kit is ideal for research and teaching laboratories offering high performance, versatility, simplicity and excellent value.

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