Applied Precision Introduces New Super-Resolution Imaging System Doubling Resolution of Traditional Microscopes

Sunday, December 14, 2008 General News
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ISSAQUAH, Wash., Dec. 13 Applied Precision(R), Inc. aleading provider of imaging, measurement, and analysis systems for the lifesciences industries announced today that it will introduce a new imagingsystem at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual conference withtwice the resolution of traditional microscopes. The DeltaVision|OMX(TM)system is based on the OMX microscopy system developed by scientists at theUniversity of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and exclusively licensed toApplied Precision. The DeltaVision|OMX system solves two fundamentallimitations that have frustrated scientists, spatial and temporal resolution.DeltaVision|OMX overcomes spatial resolution limits by using 3D-SIM(TM) truestructured illumination technology invented by a UCSF team led by Drs. Sedat,Agard, and Gustafsson that doubles the optical resolution of light microscope.Equally important, DeltaVision|OMX also overcomes speed limitations forcellular imaging by using novel electronics and optics developed by the sameteam at UCSF. "DeltaVision|OMX represents a tremendous step forward in theimaging and analysis of biological samples," reported Paul Goodwin, TechnicalFellow and Senior Product Line Manager at Applied Precision. "We are thrilledto have the opportunity to bring this enabling technology to the life sciencescommunity," said Joe Victor, President at Applied Precision. Ron Seubert, CEOat Applied Precision added: "We are privileged to have the opportunity tocommercialize a technology where every image that is acquired reveals detailsthat have never been seen before."

Over the past year, Applied Precision has built, delivered, and installedsix early adopter DeltaVision|OMX systems into leading laboratories in the US,Canada, and UK. These systems are aiding scientists studying HIV, neurologicaldisease, cancer, DNA repair, gene regulation, and a host of other diseases andmechanisms. Applied Precision is displaying the production version ofDeltaVision|OMX at the ASCB conference, December 13-17 in San Francisco. Theproduction model includes a compact industrial design, additional options forillumination, and new software features such as the softWoRx DMS(TM) datamanagement software developed in collaboration with Glencoe Software, Inc. andbased on the open protocol OMERO technology developed by the Open MicroscopyEnvironment (OME) consortium.

Applied Precision will also introduce important new capabilities for itsDeltaVision Core and personalDV products including microtiter platecapability, new laser based applications, and solid state illuminationoptions.

About Applied Precision, Inc.

Applied Precision is a leading provider of imaging, measurement andanalysis systems for the life sciences industries and OEM markets.Headquartered just outside of Seattle, Washington with sales centers in bothEurope and Asia, Applied Precision has received multiple awards for itsinnovative new products. The company has also received recognition for itsfinancial growth and is a five-time winner of the Deloitte & Touche WashingtonState Technology Fast 50 award. More information about Applied Precision isavailable at: http://www.appliedprecision.com/.

SOURCE Applied Precision, Inc.


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