Lumencor, Inc., Named Makers & Manufacturers Honoree in Portland Business journal Product Innovation Awards, 2020

Lumencor, Inc. has been named 2020 Product Innovation of the Year honoree by the Portland Business Journal for our next generation SOLA light engine®. Each year, the PBJ honors the region’s top manufacturing companies who drive the economy with innovation, excellence and productivity. The new generation SOLA features increased power, longevity, stability and robustness over the projected 15 year life time with no replacement parts. Lumencor’s SOLA light engine is used in fluorescence microscopy for life science and materials science applications… Read Press Release

Find out more about the Innovation Award

 

Recommended Operating Conditions for CELESTA, SPECTRA and ZIVA Light Engines®

Recommended Operating Conditions for CELESTA, SPECTRA and ZIVA Light Engines®

 

To support the long-term stability of the laser light sources in CELESTA, SPECTRA and ZIVA light engines it is recommended that they should be operated only in environments where the dew point is below 15ºC. For reference, at a typical room temperature of 24ºC, a dew point of 15ºC corresponds to 57% humidity. The current dew point inside the light engine, calculated from onboard temperature and humidity sensors, is displayed on the settings page of the onboard control GUI.

Standby Mode, previously described in the October 2019 issue of Light Reading, is another control system designed to support the long-term stability of the laser light sources. Consequently, users writing their own light engine control software are strongly advised to NOT programmatically disable standby mode.

 

 

If operational situations arise where it is necessary to avoid the onset of standby mode during a data acquisition process, please contact techsupport@lumencor.com. We will be happy to work with you and our software engineering team to devise appropriate solutions.

 

Download the PDF of Lumencor Light Reading: July 2020

Earth Day Imaging Contest Extended

Every Day is Earth Day at Lumencor!

Here’s your last chance in 2020 to win free mercury-free lighting for a BRIGHTER, GREENER, PLANET

Participate in our Earth Day Light Microscopy Imaging Competition by showing us your best photomicrograph, using a Lumencor light engine as your light source, and you could win up to $10,000 in Lumencor lighting products.

Submission deadline Extended: July 31st, 2020

Back to the Lab

We’re in this COVID-19 fight together.

 

Whether with

Lumencor can support your laboratory as you return to work. The challenges are numerous for researchers and instrument manufacturers alike- maintain best lab practices, manage constrained budgets, keep staff safe and productive. Let Lumencor help with illumination tools designed for the best data quality and best lab safety!

  • Only Lumencor offers a 15-year performance projection that eliminates toxic mercury and metal halide bulbs with best-in-class solid-state lamps.
  • Only Lumencor offers uniquely stable outputs to maximize S/N, lower detection limits, and enhance sensitivity as your image and screen.

Lumencor’s solid-state lighting is tailored for the instrumentation employed by those engaged in our fight against COVID-19.

We understand the critical role our products play. We remain committed to supplying our customers as safely, efficiently, and expeditiously as possible.

Application SpotLIGHT – May 2020: Multiplexed imaging of gene expression using the CELESTA light engine®

Multiplexed imaging of gene expression using the CELESTA light engine®

MERFISH (multiplex error robust fluorescence in situ hybridization) is an imaging technique that profiles cell populations based on the identification of thousands oRNA transcripts per cell.  The CELESTA light engine is an ideal and widely-adopted illumination source for this application.  In a recent paper published in Nature [1], Wheeler and co-workers used MERFISH imaging with a CELESTA light engine to quantify the expression of nine specific astrocyte and T-cell markers.  Five of the CELESTA light engine’s seven laser lines were used in the highly multiplexed MERFISH imaging protocol.  The overall objective of the research described in the paper was to characterize astrocyte populations that contribute to pathogenesis in a preclinical model of multiple sclerosis.

Reference
[1]
MA Wheeler, JR Moffitt, IC Clark, EC Tjon, Z Li, SE J Zandee, CP Couturier, BR Watson, G Scalisi, S Alkwai, V Rothhammer, A Rotem, JA Heyman, S Thaploo, LM Sanmarco, J Ragoussis, DA Weitz, K Petrecca, JR Moffitt, B Becher, JP Antel, A Prat, FJ Quintana, Nature (2020) 578:593–5990

Download the PDF of Lumencor Light BYTES: Application SpotLIGHT

Supporting our global scientific community with lighting and fluorescence screening instrumentation designed for speed, longevity and reproducibility.

Supporting our global scientific community with lighting and fluorescence screening instrumentation designed for speed, longevity and reproducibility.

In this unprecedented time, Lumencor understands our end-user and OEM customers need high-quality data, fast. We’re working every day to supply:

products

Are you developing

  • Vaccines
  • Proteins including monoclonal antibodies
  • Drugs
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Genomic analyses and/or
  • Pathogen detection systems?

Lumencor is advancing global efforts in research and development with solid-state lighting specifically tailored for the instrumentation employed by those engaged in our fight against COVID-19. We understand the critical role our products serve in this fight. Lumencor remains committed to supplying our partners and customers as safely, efficiently, and expeditiously as possible. We’re here to help!

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