Last week R&D Magazine announced the winners of the 48th Annual R&D 100 Awards, which salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year. This year, the Clairscope from JEOL was in the list. The Clairscope was introduced at last years M&M conference (which is coming up next month by the way) and the first two have been delivered, one to Northwestern University
From R&D Magazine:
JEOL USA, Inc. in conjunction with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed a new microscopy tool--the ClairScope--for cell biology and microbiology applications. Coupling optical microscopy with an atmospheric scanning electron microscope (ASEM) in an open culture system, the system provides a life science researcher both the opportunity for fluorophore imaging and the high spatial resolution that can only be achieved through electron microscopy. A key innovation of the ClairScope is that these two imaging methods can be employed on a sample in its native state (in solution) of atmospheric pressure and temperature.