The latest news from academia, regulators
research labs and other things of interest
Posted: Aug 15, 2011
Leica Microsystems and Molecular Devices Launch Leica MM AF NX User-friendly and Workflow-Oriented Software Package for Multi-Dimensional Live Cell Imaging
(Nanowerk News) Leica Microsystems and Molecular Devices have launched the next generation of Leica MM AF imaging systems, a product line that combines Leica Microsystems' leading microscopy technology and Molecular Devices' latest MetaMorph® NX Software.
Leica MM AF NX – workflow-oriented and user-friendly software package for multi-dimensional live cell experiments.
Analyzing large amounts of data
The new Leica MM AF NX imaging system presents an entirely redesigned workflow-oriented interface to simplify even the most complex imaging tasks. With one-click access to features, integrated hardware setup, and synchronized, unobstructed views of data, the new software modernizes the imaging process. With the Dataset View, users can display and analyze large amounts of data without sacrificing clarity. All displayed images can be zoomed, paned, scaled to any bit depth. Colors can be assigned to channels for further investigation of even the most subtle object in an image.
Versatile tool for fast image processing
A single mouse click instantly exports images to Microsoft PowerPoint for compelling presentations or for preparing publications. The new tab-based "ribbon" interface provides convenient access to features, whilst users can create their own shortcuts to commonly used options. Each acquisition mode presents just the options that are relevant to that mode and guides users quickly through configuration. Sophisticated measurements no longer require journals or macros. The user can easily and immediately measure across some or all image planes by specifying the measurement settings directly on the ribbon. The Leica MM AF NX automatically saves acquired images as well as measurement results, which can be accessed, reconfigured, and filtered at any time.
"The new Leica MM AF NX extends our offering of user-friendly and workflow-oriented imaging platforms like the Leica LAS AF software for sophisticated fluorescence applications," states Sebastian Tille of Leica Microsystems' Life Science Division. "This evidences the fruitful collaboration between Molecular Devices and Leica Microsystems, in which the strengths of both companies complement one another".
Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company's history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise.
Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems' tradition of innovation, which draws on users' ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in four divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division, Biosystems Division and Medical Division.
Leica Microsystems' Biosystems Division, also known as Leica Biosystems, offers histopathology laboratories the most extensive product range with appropriate products for each work step in histology and for a high level of productivity in the working processes of the entire laboratory.
The company is represented in over 100 countries with 12 manufacturing facilities in 7 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.
At Molecular Devices we have one focus—our customers. Whether a long-time user, recent adopter, or prospective customer, your needs fuel our actions. We hire creative, best-in-class people to design, manufacture, and commercialize analytical instruments, software, and assays as well as provide dedicated follow-on support. Understanding your laboratory workflow is our top priority, and we direct product development toward solving your unique issues. Our instruments offer a full spectrum of detection technologies and meet all throughput needs—from dedicated, single-readout devices to multi-readout systems. Our goal is to deliver highly relevant analytical products to detect biology, decode data, and drive discovery. With headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices around the globe, we support and enrich efforts of the international BioResearch, BioPharma, and BioTesting communities. Visit us today at www.MolecularDevices.com.