A judging panel of experts has selected Nikon Instruments’ N-SIM super resolution microscope as one of the products of The Scientist's Top Ten Innovations of 2011.
The Scientist's annual top 10 innovations contest is a platform for the year’s innovative life science tools. Aris Persidis, Biovista’s President, H. Steven Wiley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory biologist, Michael Kiebler, Medical University of Vienna neuronal cell biologist, Bjorn Brembs of the Freie Universitat in Berlin were the judges of the panel.
N-SIM super resolution microscope earned fifth rank in the best and brightest products of 2011. It is recognized as one of the most powerful and fastest super-resolution optical microscopes available in the market.
N-SIM technology integrates structured illumination microscopy into Nikon Instruments’ flagship inverted microscope. The University of California, San Francisco developed the structured illumination microscopy. It has 600 ms/frame temporal resolution and 85-110 nm spatial resolution, making it a super resolution system capable of producing dynamic, rapid live-cell imaging at a resolution nearly two times higher than that of traditional optical microscopes.
Nikon Instruments’ General Manager of Products and Marketing, Stephen Ross stated that the company is proud to accept this recognition. With its high-resolution optical imaging, the N-SIM super resolution system helps scientists to study fine structural details and probe questions in unprecedented ways.