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confocal microscope

[¦kän‚fō·kəl ′mī·krə‚skōp]
(biophysics)
A microscope that creates high-resolution images of very small objects by using a condenser lens to focus the illuminating light from a point source into a very small diffraction-limited spot within the specimen, and an objective lens to focus the light emitted from that spot onto a small pinhole in an opaque screen.
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The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is looking to procure a confocal microscope via the APUC framework LAB015AP Lot 2.
[USPRwire, Mon Jul 22 2019] The market for Confocal Microscopes is growing with the expansion of this Industry Sector Worldwide.
Reflectance confocal microscopy is a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved device (since 2008) that is used to supplement the bedside management of skin lesions, such as skin cancers and inflammatory processes.
"Laser ablation was used many years ago, so this is not a novel concept, but we're bringing it back and we're trying to use confocal microscopy to hone in on the basal cell and selectively target the tumor."
The Confocal Miniprobes are made up of optical fiber bundles and other optical elements.
"The article presented our reviews on methodological advances in the diagnosis of demodecosis via our own research on demodecosis diagnosis efficiency with the aid of fluorescence lifetime measurement using confocal laser scanning microscopy," reported Alexey Kubanov from the State Scientific Center of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, along with his research colleagues from the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, in a study published in the inaugural issue of the open access peer-reviewed Journal of Surgical Dermatology.
Confocal Raman analysis of interactions was generated on the different regions of the phospholipid liposome.
The introduction of EIDON and true-color confocal imaging is a great advancement in retinal assessment, commented William Burnham, CenterVue's CEO.
CenterVue has received FDA clearance for its EIDON true- color confocal scanner.
The CenterVue Eidon (pictured right) is said to be 'the first true colour confocal fundus camera on the market.' A two-in-one device, it can be used to aid both diagnosis and screening in practice.
Leica Microsystems extends the capabilities of confocal super-resolution with its STED (STimulated Emission Depletion) platform--Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X.