Bio ImageTM announces the introduction to the US of the Micro Imager®, a beta detection system developed by Biospace Mesures in France. The Micro Imager detects tritium in tissue sections andin hybridization experiments in situ up to 50 times faster than film. "The Micro Imager is the ultimate tool for quick, easy and accurate detection of tritium and other beta emitting isotopes," according to Lotte Downey, product manager at Bio Image. "The system achieves a spatial resolution of 15 micrometers and is also capable of dual isotope detection. It can simultaneously detect tritium and another isotope in the same sample, thus eliminating the error when overlaying two samples." The system is used for beta detection in applications such as ISH experiments, immunochemistry, receptor-ligand binding assays, and metabolic tracer experiments. The Micro Imager detects all beta-emitting isotopes with a detection efficiency of 60-90% and background noise less than 0.01 cpm/mm...

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