Neuroscience Expo Unveils Innovative Tools

Prominent among the array of new products being presented by almost 200 exhibitors at the Society for Neuroscience’s 18th annual meeting in Toronto this week are two categories of tools: those that enhance microscopy and those that aim to simplify laboratory tasks. A third category comprises computer-based tools that are designed to both improve microscopy and make lab tasks easier, a good example of which is the Argus 100 Digital Imaging Workstation. The Argus 100, a turnkey system speci

Carole Gan
Nov 13, 1988

Prominent among the array of new products being presented by almost 200 exhibitors at the Society for Neuroscience’s 18th annual meeting in Toronto this week are two categories of tools: those that enhance microscopy and those that aim to simplify laboratory tasks. A third category comprises computer-based tools that are designed to both improve microscopy and make lab tasks easier, a good example of which is the Argus 100 Digital Imaging Workstation. The Argus 100, a turnkey system specially designed to improve the image-detection capabilities of optical microscopes, is said to perform high-speed, real-time imaging under a variety of difficult viewing conditions, such as low contrast and dynamic real-time events, fluorescence, ratio imaging, luminescence, and autoradiographic and photon counting imaging.

According to the manufacturer, Photonic Microscopy, the Argus system—unlike other PC-based imaging products, which only interface with a camera—uses a controller to optimize the camera’s performance. The controller allows a...

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