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FEI to Sell Max Planck's Electron Microscope Imaging Technology

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Imaging and analysis systems developer FEI will market and distribute a system for acquiring electron microscope images that was developed by the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry.
The company said today that it expects to begin selling the solution, which includes a cryo-correlative stage for optical microscopes and associated software, sometime in the fourth quarter of 2008. The technology is aimed at enabling scientists to acquire high-resolution transmission electron microscope images of molecular entities found using optical microscopy techniques.
MPI and FEI also will implement a program that will involve working with life science researchers to continue to define new applications and methods for correlative microscopy. By participating in that program, the company said, these researchers will have access to a correlative stage allowing extended use of the solution in their own ongoing research programs.
MPI Director of Biochemistry Wolfgang Baumeister said the technology will allow researchers to “obtain high-resolution images, maintaining the sample in a frozen, hydrated state throughout the entire process.”

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