Nanosurf webshop: Benefit from Launch Discounts

Nanosurf launches webshop for AFM accessories and more nanosurf-webshop-benefit-launch-discounts

Dear Customer’s,

Nanosurf’s newly launched webshop features a full range of accessories, including

  • Nanosurf cantilevers (webshop special: 10% discount for first 50 orders)
  • Accessories
  • Mode kits
  • Samples
  • Nanosurf software options (webshop introduction special: 50% discount until end of November)

Intuitive filtering options make it easy to find what you are looking for, and to be sure it is compatible with your Nanosurf AFM system.


 
We currently deliver to the US, Canada, and most of Europe* and will expand in the future. Customers in other countries can select items to obtain an offer from one of our local partners.
10% discount on Nanosurf cantilevers

Special limited webshop launch promotion: to welcome you to the webshop, we are offering a 10% discount to the first 50 customers to place an order for our cantilevers online.

BT06865

Dyn190Al-10

BT06866

Stat0.2LAuD-10

Software options at half price for limited time

Take this unique opportunity to upgrade your system — choose the software options that elevate your AFM system to the next level. Discounted software options include:

The offer is valid until November 30, 2017.


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Raman imaging meets cells and nanomaterials – New perspectives in 3D chemical characterization

WITec Seminar and Workshop

Thursday, October 5 2017
8AM PDT | 11AM EDT | 4PM BST | 5PM CEST
If you’ve already registered, please click here to log in to the webcast.

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast which will offer a comprehensive overview of the technology and methods of confocal Raman microscopy including 3D correlative Raman imaging integrated with SEM or AFM.

This powerful and increasingly common technique can characterize the components of a sample by looking at the unique “fingerprint” its molecular bonds show as they scatter light. We aim to convey its capability and versatility while making it more accessible. Application examples will focus on cell and tissue research, diagnostics, pharmaceutics and materials science. The non-destructive, label-free and convenient nature of Raman microscopy will be emphasized, showing how samples can be rapidly investigated without specialized, if any, sample preparation. The intuitive software routines for post-processing and data evaluation will also be described, along with the advantages of correlative techniques for structural and molecular analysis. There will be a short introduction from WITec followed by a presentation by Professor Dr. Klaus Gerwert, Chair of the Department of Biophysics at Ruhr-University Bochum, who will present specific approaches and application examples.

During this webcast you will learn/the speakers will address:

  • The theoretical basis and associated hardware and software related to confocal Raman microscopy
  • Possibilities for Raman investigations including several application examples from various fields
  • Correlative Raman imaging and the value of seeing a sample with different methods to understand in more completely

The webcast will last for 60 minutes and there will be an opportunity to ask your questions during the live broadcast!
Unable to join the live event? Watch on-demand. Register now to ensure that you receive information on how to gain access after the live event.

Speakers

Dr. Klaus Gerwert, Ruhr-University Bochum

Dr. Klaus Gerwert, Ruhr-University Bochum

Dr. Gerwert is the head of the Biophysics Department at Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany. His works investigates structures, functions and interactions of membrane proteins at multiple scales combining time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy with biomolecular simulations. As spokesman of the translational consortium PURE at Ruhr-University he is concerned with vibrational imaging of cells and tissues to identify diseases.

Dr. David Steinmetz, WITec GmbH

Dr. David Steinmetz, WITec GmbH

Dr. Steinmetz obtained a Physics PhD from the Quantum Optics group of Prof. Dr. Christoph Becher at the University of Saarland in Saarbruecken, Germany. His work there was on single-photon sources based on single defect centers in solids. He joined WITec in 2011 and has been Director of Applications & Support since 2017.

Dr Jayshan Carpen, Nature Research

Moderator: Dr Jayshan Carpen, Nature Research

Jayshan received his PhD in neurogenetics from the University of Surrey, UK. His doctoral thesis focused on identifying polymorphisms associated with diurnal preference and circadian sleep disorders. Jayshan worked as an events coordinator at the Royal Institution of Great Britain before moving to his current role in 2013 for Nature Research.

Webcast Raman imaging nanomaterials 3D chemical characterization

Basic Seminar on Applied Rheology – Maximize your test methods at our factory seminar!

Get the most from your rheology software and test methods.
Learn how at our seminar on Applied Rheology.

Are your rheological test methods as good as they can be? Find out at our informative seminar. Plus find out how to improve, simplify and standardize methods, data evaluation and documentation.

Book 1, 2 or three of these day-long seminar modules:

  • Module 1: Basics of rheology and rotational testing (Day 1 of seminar)
  • Module 2: Thermo Scientific™ HAAKE™ RheoWin™ rheology software (Day 2 of seminar)
  • Module 3: Viscoelasticity, creep and oscillatory testing (Day 3 of seminar).

For dates, languages (English or German), pricing and information about the seminar location in Germany, view the registration page.

Spectra Research Corporation

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5805 Kennedy Rd
L4Z 2G3 Mississauga
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Basic Seminar Applied Rheology

WITec’s TrueSurface Microscopy and Operating Suite FIVE

WITec’s TrueSurface Microscopy and Operating Suite FIVE

Mississauga, ON August 31st, 2017 – Renowned for delivering to our customers the latest scientific instruments from leading international brands, Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) proudly profiles TrueSurface Microscopy and Suite FIVE from WITec.

WITec’s award-winning TrueSurface Microscopy allows confocal Raman imaging along heavily inclined or very rough samples with the surface held in constant focus while maintaining the highest confocality. The core element of this revolutionary imaging mode is an integrated sensor for optical profilometry. It is directly installed at the microscope turret, which facilitates user-friendly and convenient operation.

WITec presents a new operating concept with the powerful and intuitive Suite FIVE. Sophisticated features and hands-on control transform the user experience, enabling the researcher to move from setup to results with unprecedented ease. Suite FIVE provides an integrated tool for data acquisition, evaluation and post-processing that enables researchers to quickly extract key information from their experiments. All Raman, AFM, SNOM and WITec correlative microscopy measurement modes are supported.

For more information:
Paul Greenwood
President – Spectra Research Corporation
5805 Kennedy Road, Mississauga, ON L4Z 2G3
Toll Free: 1-866-753-4433.

WITec’s TrueSurface Microscopy Operating Suite FIVE

CoreAFM system well received by customers around the globe

Nanosurf’s new research AFM system, the CoreAFM, is going into operation at customer sites around the globe. The first researchers to use the highly versatile CoreAFM are based in the USA and Germany. Deliveries are also being made to Argentina, Ecuador, and China. CoreAFM system well received around globe

These customers appreciate the compact design and attractive pricing. The powerful benchtop system with a multitude of modes allows them to perform all kinds of measurements, facilitated by interchangeable accessories and mode kits.

Powerful and versatile
Next to standard imaging, you can perform MFM, EFM, PFM, KPFM, C-AFM, EC-AFM, Bio-AFM, SThM, lithography and advanced spectroscopy including stiffness maps, as well as FluidFM™ based experiments.

 

Thanks to the integrated active vibration isolation table, your images will be clean and clear – further enhanced by the innovative Spike-Guard system that automatically catches environmental perturbations, and rescans the affected line.

To find out more about the CoreAFM, view the product page on the Nanosurf website, or for specific questions, contact us directly.

CoreAFM system well received around globe .

WITec Raman Microscopy Workshop

WITec Seminar and Workshop

Workshop on Applications of 3D Confocal Raman and Correlative Techniques for in vivo and in vitro Studies

University of Guelph

Tuesday 15th of August 2017
Room GFTC 24, Food Science Building
465 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario

WITec Raman Microscopy WorkshopSpectra Research Corporation (SRC) is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop on Applications of 3D confocal Raman and correlative techniques for in vivo and in vitro Studies. The workshop will include the following:

  • Introduction to Correlative 3D Raman Imaging
  • A New Approach for High Speed, High Lateral, and Spectral Resolution in Raman Imaging
  • Live instrument demonstration
  • And a complimentary lunch provided by WITec and SRC

Who Should Attend

Those interested in and/or experienced in Raman microscopy, including scientists and researchers from material sciences, life sciences, pharma, and related fields. WITec Raman Microscopy Workshop

Register Now

 

WITec Raman Microscopy Workshop

RheoSense: We will be in Boston for the 2017 BioProcessing Summit!

Hi RheoSense 2017 BioProcessing Summit Boston

RheoSense specialists will be in Boston for the 2017 Bioprocessing Summit August 21st to 25th. We will be showcasing our microfluidic technology, Viscometer-Rheometer-on-a-Chip (VROC®) platform. All products including VROC® initium, the automatic viscometer, m-VROC®, and microVISC™ will be on display at Booth #105.

Can’t make it to Bioprocessing to visit our booth? We are scheduling on site demos the following week, August 28th to September 1st!

If you need fast accurate viscosity measurements with less than 50 microliters of sample, let me know and I will be happy to talk to you about scheduling an on-site visit.

Respond to this email or to DFox@RheoSense.com or call me at (925)866-3801 ext 14 to schedule a demo.

See you in Boston,

Dave Fox
Technical Specialist
(925) 866-3801 ext. 14 | RheoSense.com | DFox@RheoSense.com
RheoSense 2017 BioProcessing Summit Boston
 

RheoSense, Inc.

Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd., Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3, TEL: 905 890 2010, FAX: 905 890 1959

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) offers a range of innovative high-quality scientific products and laboratory services to industrial and scientific markets throughout Canada.

If you require exceptional laboratory services and support, our technical expertise and industry knowledge allows us to provide service and training for all the products we represent.

Established in 1993, SRC is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment and integrated networking solutions.

 

Webinar – m-VROC Viscometer Web Demonstration

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Webinar – m-VROC Viscometer Web Demonstration NEW!

AAPS BADG Local Chapter Event – Thursday June 8th Foster City NEW!

At the end of May, we hosted a web demonstration of m-VROC. Requested due to popular demand, we thought that a online demonstration can help viewers get a better idea of how to conduct viscosity measurements.

Download to learn how we use small sample sizes with m-VROC and also if you are already a customer, view the various product configurations that can help cater to your research.

This coming Thursday, June 8th at 6:00 pm, our technical specialists will be at the local AAPS BADG chapter event. Displaying our VROC initium, we will be able to help answer any questions you may have. There will also be two separate talks by Dr. Xioling Li (University of Pacific) and Dr. Anthony J. Hickey (RTI International).
View Details here: http://aaps-badg.org/ 

New Application Note: Ionic Strength & Effects on Protein Stability

Ionic strength plays a critical role in the stability of a protein in solution. During formulation, neutral salts are often added to control the solution’s ionic strength (IS). It is well-documented that protein solubility is increased at low salt concentrations, a phenomenon known as “salting in.”

In this case, additional salt ions are attracted to charged regions of the proteins, shileding individual protein molecules from intermolecular attractive forces. Intramolecularly, salt ions also shield regions of like charges from each other by reducing intramolecular repulsive forces. In low IS conditions, intramolecular repulsion can cause the chains of the protein to expand, which would lead to an increase in molecular size and decrease in protein stability.

 

RheoSense, Inc.

Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd., Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3, TEL: 905 890 2010, FAX: 905 890 1959

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) offers a range of innovative high-quality scientific products and laboratory services to industrial and scientific markets throughout Canada.

If you require exceptional laboratory services and support, our technical expertise and industry knowledge allows us to provide service and training for all the products we represent.

Established in 1993, SRC is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment and integrated networking solutions.

Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Webinar: “Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities”

Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company

Register Now for the Webinar: “Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities”

June 7, 2017
8:00 PDT | 11:00 EDT 

Would you like to better understand how video-rate AFM can broaden your research capabilities? Oxford Instruments Asylum Research in conjunction with Microscopy and Analysis host this informative webinar and present recent results from a variety of experiments.

>Register here or cut and paste this link into your browser: http://www.oxford-instruments.com/afm-webinars

Overview 
This webinar introduces the capabilities of video-rate AFM that enables imaging at speeds 300X faster than conventional AFMs and even an order of magnitude faster than current “fast scanning” AFMs. The ability to capture movies with temporal resolution better than 100 milliseconds opens a wide range of dynamic processes to investigation with AFM. Results presented include:

• Real-time self-assembly of collagen into fibrils
• Enzymatic cleaving of DNA
• Migration of surfactant micelles on graphite

Related experiments such as the melting and re-crystallization of polymers will also be shown and future research opportunities that might be enabled by this technology will be discussed.

Finally, we will briefly review the design of the AFM used for this work, the newly released Asylum Research Cypher VRS, the first and only full-featured video-rate AFM.

About the Presenter
Dr. Mario Viani is the Director of R&D at Oxford Instruments Asylum Research. He joined Asylum Research in 2001 and is the lead developer for the Cypher family of AFMs. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California Santa Barbara and has co-authored numerous papers and patents.

Image above: Frames from a movie of lambda digest DNA cleaved by DNAse1 enzyme. Imaged at a line rate of 625 Hz at 320×64 pixels for a frame rate of 8.7 fps with the Asylum Research Cypher VRS Video-Rate AFM.

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Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd., Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3, TEL: 905 890 2010, FAX: 905 890 1959

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) offers a range of innovative high-quality scientific products and laboratory services to industrial and scientific markets throughout Canada.

If you require exceptional laboratory services and support, our technical expertise and industry knowledge allows us to provide service and training for all the products we represent.

Established in 1993, SRC is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment and integrated networking solutions.

Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities

Thermo Scientific™ HAAKE™ MARS Rheometer, Designed – Can you rely on your Rheological Measuring Results?

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Improve the accuracy and reproducibility of your rheological results 

Can you rely on your rheological measuring results? With correct, reproducible measuring, you can release your batch from production, independent of different users, components or company sites.Thermo Fisher Scientific The Thermo Scientific™ HAAKE™ MARS rheometer, designed for reproducibility, coupled with easy workflow for careful preparation of your sample, is all the difference you need.

Learn the steps you can take to ensure your measuring results are accurate and reproducible – whether produced on different instruments even on different sites.

Download this application note and learn how to:

  • Choose the right measuring geometry for your sample type and viscosity
  • Consider sample history
  • Correct sample loading and trimming

Request the full application note “Well prepared – good results” today!

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Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd., Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3, TEL: 905 890 2010, FAX: 905 890 1959

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) offers a range of innovative high-quality scientific products and laboratory services to industrial and scientific markets throughout Canada.

If you require exceptional laboratory services and support, our technical expertise and industry knowledge allows us to provide service and training for all the products we represent.

Established in 1993, SRC is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment and integrated networking solutions.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE MARS Rheometer Designed