Biotech Hand Me Downs

This Thursday I’ll be helping move a confocal Leica microscope that a research lab acquired for $5000. How could anyone sell something so cheap? It’s very old and it takes up a lot of precious lab space. But it brings up a valuable lesson. If you are living in or near a city with a vibrant […]

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Miniscope

The Miniscope uses wide-field fluorescence imaging to record neural activity in awake, freely moving mice. It has a mass of 3 grams and uses a single, flexible coaxial cable for power, control signals, and imaging data. You can buy for just under two grand as well as other parts on labmaker.org. You can read a […]

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Open Spin Microscopy

Awhile back we talked about OpenSPIM, which has a great step by step tutorial on how to make a light-sheet microscope. In the same vein there is Open Spin Microscopy, a website with several DIY light sheet microscopy projects including a much simpler optical tomography design. The website can be a little tricky to use, […]

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