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New Nikon Imaging Center Opens at UCSF

By Wallace Ravven, UCSF Today | September 29, 2006

Nikon Instruments, UCSF and the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research (QB3) announced today the opening of a collaborative core microscopy imaging center to promote education and innovation in microscopy imaging.

The new UCSF Nikon Imaging Center is equipped with the latest technology for light microscopy imaging systems. Such a large collection of high-end microscopy technology is rarely available in a single location. The Center will accelerate bioresearch and discovery, from imaging individual molecules to whole organisms. The instruments will aid such studies as brain and heart development, cell movement, chromosome structure and fat accumulation in animal models.

The new center was inaugurated today with a reception, tours of the facility and remarks by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, QB3 Executive Director Reg Kelly, and Nikon Instruments Company President Hidetoshi Mori.

Nikon Instruments, Inc., of Melville, NY, is a leader in the development of advanced optical microscopy and digital imaging technology. In collaboration with UCSF and QB3 scientists, Nikon and its dealer, Technical Instruments, Inc., have installed a suite of instruments for live cell imaging, and a platform for UCSF and QB3 scientists to develop new microscopy technologies, software, analytic techniques and imaging methods.

Read more at Wallace Ravven, UCSF Today