Microscopes Buyer's Guide
October 2017 - Vol. 6 No. 8 - Page #14

The CellaVision DM1200 automated digital imaging system is designed to automate and simplify the process of performing blood and body fluid differentials, as the system leverages high-speed robotics and digital imaging to automatically locate and capture high-quality images of cells. Suitable for both large- and medium-sized laboratories, the DM1200 system scans and reads the slide bar code and queries the LIS for patient demographics and order data. Then, the slide is automatically placed under the microscope and the monolayer is identified, cells are located, and high-quality cell images are captured. When processing is complete, the medical technologist is presented with pre-classified white blood cells and pre-characterized red blood cells for review and verification. The DM1200 automatically captures digital images of cells from blood smears and body fluid preparations and has a loading capacity of 12 slides and a throughput of approximately 20 slides per hour.

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The BX53 microscope from Olympus offers ergonomic design and ease of use. The BX53’s high-luminosity LED illuminator enables laboratorians to clearly see the purple, cyan, and pink dyes that are commonly used in clinical applications. Its consistent color temperature helps speed up observation workflow, as users do not have to spend time adjusting a color filter. The BX53 offers users the brightness and color reproduction of a 100-watt halogen lamp in a long-life, low-maintenance LED illuminator, as well as an integrated Light Intensity Manager, enabling users to specify a preset brightness level. Using a coded nosepiece, the Light Intensity Manager automatically adjusts the brightness level when a user changes the magnification, allowing for fast, efficient observation. Options for microscope automation are also available, including a motorized nosepiece.

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The EXC-500 clinical microscope from ACCU-SCOPE offers performance and value for clinical laboratory and research applications. The NIS optical system provides sharp, crisp images via Plan achromat or S-Plan APO objectives. The EXC-500’s modular design is compatible with several accessories, allowing for simple integrations with fluorescence, phase contrast, polarization, and darkfield applications. Engineered for operators attempting to detect purples, cyans, and reds, the EXC-500 utilizes a white LED with a high color-rendering index equal to those of halogen lamps. The motion sensing eco-illumination automatically turns off the transmitted LED illuminator when it detects the operator has been inactive for 30 minutes, saving both energy and lamp life. The EXC-500 Series offers a range of viewing heads and can be combined with ACCU-SCOPE’s Lumenera cameras.

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Diamond White Glass microscope slides from Globe Scientific are produced from chemically pure white glass sheets and provide uniform thickness, low self-fluorescence, and exceptional clarity with no color distortion. The glass is formulated for minimal oxidation, which ensures sample integrity during long-term storage. The slides provide the ideal surface for cell and tissue adhesion for use in histology, cytology, and pathology departments. All Diamond White Glass microscope slides are double-cellophane wrapped to protect against moisture and foreign particles, and are available in plain, frosted, color-coded, and charged versions.

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