Newsletter | September 26, 2023

09.26.23 -- Microscopy Innovation Is Critical To Real World Solutions

Clean, New, Bioenergy Sources: One Molecule At A Time

The Hancock Lab, the Anderson Lab, and the Tien lab make up the Penn State (PSU) team, and their expertise encompasses biomedical engineering, biophysics, cell biology, and biochemistry. They are joining forces to explore ways to produce bioethanol more efficiently from lignocellulose (also called lignocellulosic biomass).


Understanding Virus Mechanisms — One Particle At A Time

Single-molecule microscopy techniques facilitate direct study of molecular mechanisms, enabling leaps in understanding surrounding how viruses assemble, disassemble, and interact with their hosts.


Ingenuity & Instrumentation: Creating A Novel 4D Microscopy Method

A team of Duke University researchers aimed to study how viruses move through the epithelial space, including mucus and the periciliary layer, before bonding to tissue. They required a specialized microscope to observe this process in a lung-mimicking tissue culture model.


Is A DIY Microscope For You?

Whether modifying existing instrumentation or building a new tool from the ground up, a meticulous process is as critical as the functional result.


From iSCAT To SCATTIRSTORM: Adventures In Single-Molecule Microscopy

William O. Hancock of Penn State University breaks down the design and application of two multi-modal microscopes built around the Mad City Labs RM21® single-molecule microscope.



RM21® Single-Molecule Microscopes Mini-Catalog

The RM21® microscope is suitable for a variety of microscopy and nanoscopy methods. Each of the four standard models has been engineered for precision alignment and stability for advanced microscopy.

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