We received many stunning entries this year, from polarised snakes to animals in the skin. The winner this year was Dr Sam Duwe (Advanced Optical Microscopy Centre, Hasselt University, Belgium) who found a fish head in an unstained tissue sample. We look forward to sharing how he’s enjoying his new pE-300ultra next year! The competition will be starting again in February 2022, so make sure to look out for your ‘Image in an Image’ for your chance to win – find out more at www.coolled.com/competition.
The big news this year has undoubtedly been the 8-channel pE-800fura Illumination System. Following the phenomenal success of the pE-800, we took a closer look at expanding this ground-breaking technology for the calcium imaging community by swapping in a 340 and 380 nm LED. And here’s what we came up with – the pE-800fura for lightning-fast calcium imaging, pH monitoring, ratiometric fluorescence, FRET and everyday fluorescence microscopy. The reception has been fantastic, and our Production Team is working hard to fulfil the many orders.
147 published research papers featuring CoolLED Illumination Systems
It’s always exciting to read about the research our microscope light sources play a part in, and despite the continued challenges for researchers this year, 147 ground-breaking papers have made it through to publication – you can view all here at PubMed Central. We’ve also been lucky enough to hear from world-leading experts on topics such as Growing a Bio-Imaging Network in North America (Alison North), Understanding DNA replication dynamics in E. coli (Christian Rudolph), and Validating LED illumination performance with Plug-and-Play confocal technology (Maria Giubettini).
Welcoming Fraser, Elisa, Nathan & Flo to the CoolLED team!
Our team has continued to grow this year, and we have been pleased to welcome four new colleagues! Fraser joined in January and is in charge of ensuring our projects run smoothly. Elisa is Product Characterisation engineer, and tests our Illumination Systems on microscopes to see how they perform. Nathan looks after our Andover HQ building, while Flo has joined our Business Support team to help with administration activities.