ABOUT PRIOR SCIENTIFIC

For over 100 years, Prior Scientific has been manufacturing precision optical and electromechanical equipment and instrumentation. Prior is a leader in the development of precision motion, automation, and optical systems, sub-systems, and components. Key product lines include microscope automation equipment including high precision motorized microscope stagesautomated slide and well plate loadersPiezo nano-positioning systemsmotorized filter wheels, high-speed shutterslaser autofocus systemscustom, and OEM electro-mechanical and optical systems.

Prior’s integrated design and manufacturing facilities allow us to partner with Integrators and OEMs and produce prototypes, custom-built products, and complete system solutions according to individual customer requirements for any application, including photonics, research, nanotechnology, medical devices, metrology, and semiconductor manufacturing.

Prior Scientific has manufacturing bases in the UK and USA, both ISO 9001:2015 certified, and additional regional offices in Germany, Japan, and China supporting its products worldwide.

HOT PRODUCTS

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High Speed Filter Wheels
The filter wheel system can be provided as a standalone unit with a ProScan® controller. A large selection of microscope adapters are available to mount the wheels to either excitation or emission ports.  Continue Reading..
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NanoSensors: NX Series
The NanoSensor® is a non-contact position measuring system based on the principle of capacitance micrometry. Two sensor plates, a Target and a Probe, form a parallel plate capacitor, to be used in metrology, stage control, microscopy, and many other applications.  Continue Reading..
DPT-E Series Closed Loop Actuator Systems
DPT-E Series Closed Loop Actuator Systems
The DPT-E range of actuators by Prior Scientific are designed with capacitive feedback control to give precise positioning, accuracy, and speed.  Continue Reading..
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Nanopositioning Piezo Objective Scanner: NanoScan OP400
The NanoScan OP400 from Prior Scientific is a nanopositioning Piezo objective scanner. There are many applications for this product including optical sectioning producing 3D images, autofocus systems for time lapse imaging, high content screening, surface analysis, wafer inspection, and scanning interferometry.   Continue Reading..
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Lumen 200 Fluorescence Illumination System
The Lumen 200 from Prior Scientific retains the spectral output of traditional mercury (HBO) bulbs, yet provides vastly improved light quality. This metal halide lamp is ideal for use throughout a vast array of fluorescence applications, and can replace an HBO bulb with a minimum of both cost and disruption to the existing set-up.   Continue Reading..
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Slide Loaders: PL100/200
Prior Scientific's PL-100/PL-200 Slide Loaders are advanced systems for automatic slide handling in a variety of microscope applications. In addition to the slide retaining design of the slide racks, a range of further safety features have been included in the units to minimize the risk of damage to slides.   Continue Reading..
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NanoScan Nanopositioning Piezo Sample Scanner: SP400/SP600
Prior Scientific's NanoScan-SP range of Piezo driven stages are compatible with the Prior motorized stage as well as many common microscopes when using appropriate adapter plates. Applications for this series include live cell imaging, surface analysis, water inspection, and more.  Continue Reading..
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Motorized Flat Top Stage: H101
Prior Scientific introduces the H101, the latest and most innovative motorized stage for upright microscopes. Benefits of the ProScan H101F include a completely flat top plate design, providing unlimited obstruction free space for objective and nose piece rotation.  Continue Reading..
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Laser Autofocus System: PureFocus850
With the ability to be utilized in many applications including materials, life sciences, and semiconductor, the PureFocus850 Laser Autofocus System by Prior Scientific is fast and easy to set up and use. This system also features the ability to autofocus on different interfaces including slides, glass bottom dishes, flow chambers and many more.  Continue Reading..
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Custom Microscopes and Optical Systems: OpenStand®
The OpenStand® Custom Microscope and Optical System by Prior Scientific can be optimized in many applications within life sciences, materials, and semiconductors. This cost-efficient system is compatible with a large range of optics, devices, and light sources.  Continue Reading..

CONTACT INFORMATION

Prior Scientific Inc.

80 Reservoir Park Drive

Rockland, MA 02061

UNITED STATES

Phone: 781-878-8442

Contact: John Commesso

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FEATURED DOWNLOADS AND ARTICLES

  • The filter wheel system can be provided as a standalone unit with a ProScan® controller. A large selection of microscope adapters are available to mount the wheels to either excitation or emission ports.

  • The NanoSensor® is a non-contact position measuring system based on the principle of capacitance micrometry. Two sensor plates, a Target and a Probe, form a parallel plate capacitor, to be used in metrology, stage control, microscopy, and many other applications.

  • The DPT-E range of actuators by Prior Scientific are designed with capacitive feedback control to give precise positioning, accuracy, and speed.

  • The NanoScan OP400 from Prior Scientific is a nanopositioning Piezo objective scanner. There are many applications for this product including optical sectioning producing 3D images, autofocus systems for time lapse imaging, high content screening, surface analysis, wafer inspection, and scanning interferometry. 

  • The Lumen 200 from Prior Scientific retains the spectral output of traditional mercury (HBO) bulbs, yet provides vastly improved light quality. This metal halide lamp is ideal for use throughout a vast array of fluorescence applications, and can replace an HBO bulb with a minimum of both cost and disruption to the existing set-up. 

  • Prior Scientific's PL-100/PL-200 Slide Loaders are advanced systems for automatic slide handling in a variety of microscope applications. In addition to the slide retaining design of the slide racks, a range of further safety features have been included in the units to minimize the risk of damage to slides. 

  • Prior Scientific's NanoScan-SP range of Piezo driven stages are compatible with the Prior motorized stage as well as many common microscopes when using appropriate adapter plates. Applications for this series include live cell imaging, surface analysis, water inspection, and more.

  • Prior Scientific introduces the H101, the latest and most innovative motorized stage for upright microscopes. Benefits of the ProScan H101F include a completely flat top plate design, providing unlimited obstruction free space for objective and nose piece rotation.

  • Queensgate, a brand of Prior Scientific, has a prolific 40-year history in the design of nanopositioning instruments and sensors, having supplied technology used in the manufacture of the majority of the world’s hard disks and on the international space station. 

  • May 2019 saw the release of Prior Scientific’s PureFocus 850, an extremely versatile hardware autofocus system capable of accommodating a variety of imaging techniques. In 2020, numerous PureFocus 850 autofocus systems are in the field, enhancing productivity in areas from biological research to industrial component scanning.