Custom Optics for Life Science Research

By AZoNano

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Nano eNabler Molecular Printer
Application of Navitar’s Optics
Conclusion
About Navitar

Introduction

BioForce Nanosciences is a developer and supplier of nanotech instruments, applications and consumables for the life sciences industry. The company’s products and solutions are ideal for industrial and academic customers who rely on ultra-micro- to nanoscale fluid deposition platform. This article discusses the role of Navitar in the advancement of the Nano eNabler molecular printer, a flagship product from BioForce Nanosciences.

The Nano eNabler Molecular Printer

The Nano eNabler molecular printer provides BioForce Nanosciences and its customers a development and discovery platform. The system prints small domains of biological materials, including nanoparticles, biomolecules and other liquids, onto different surfaces with nanometer spatial precision.

The Nano eNabler molecular printer is capable of printing lines and spots between 1 and 60 µm, with 20 nm stage resolution and 50 mm XY travel with multiplexing ability at a printing cycle of 100 msec. The system is quicker and more flexible when compared to traditional technologies and paves way for the advancement of different fields of medicine, nanotechnology and biotechnology. It is especially useful in applications for small volume bioassays, drug discovery, virus detection, biomarket screening, biosensor functionalization, and cell patterning.

Application of Navitar’s Optics

BioForce technology demands the capability for high magnification real-time imaging for the visualization and characterization of the microfluidic cantilever-based printing process, in conjunction with the low magnification imaging capability. BioForce Nanosciences approached Navitar for assistance as it was not satisfied with the solution provided by a competitor.

Navitar’s solution was an imaging system featuring motorized focus and zoom together with custom and standard products to deliver superior results when integrated with a 10x or 20x Mitutoyo long working distance objective. BioForce Nanosciences was able to easily integrate Navitar’s solution into the Nano eNabler molecular printer as an alternative to the previous optics. Customers of BioForce Nanosciences have expressed positive feedback to the new design of the Nano eNabler system.

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Conclusion

Following the successful integration of the Navitar’s imaging system into the Nano eNabler system, BioForce Nanosciences has now chosen the solution for its new Cyto eNabler system, which has been specially developed for applications in the cell biology market.

About Navitar

Navitar is a global optical technology leader that enjoys developing new and innovative optical products that help you stay ahead of your competition.

For over thirty years, we have been making highly repeatable precision optics and optical subsystems to help our customers improve efficiencies and yields in a wide variety of automated processes and research. Our optics, opto-mechanical sub-assemblies and opto-electronic system solutions are used in a variety of markets ranging from Semiconductors and Electronics, Life and Analytical Sciences, Flat Panel Display Inspection, Metrology, Forensics, Telecommunications, Photonics and Biophotonics, Nanotechnology, Biometrics, R&D, Laboratory Automation, Homeland Security and Defense.

We are well known as the preferred manufacturer of sophisticated optics for machine vision and electronic imaging applications because we combine technological expertise with an intimate understanding of our customer needs. With unrivaled customer support and operational expertise, we deliver the most reliable optical solutions when promised, repeatedly, month after month.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Navitar.

For more information on this source, please visit Navitar.

Date Added: Mar 25, 2013 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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