Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Leica SR GSD 3D Super-Resolution Microscope Voted Among Top 10 Innovations 2013

Published: Monday, December 09, 2013
Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013
Bookmark and Share
The Scientist magazine chooses super-resolution microscope from Leica Microsystems as one of the year's best innovations for the second time.

The Leica SR GSD 3D super-resolution microscope has been voted third among the Top 10 Innovations 2013 by the prestigious magazine The Scientist.

The panel of judges, consisting of representatives from science, business, and the non-profit sector, selected the super-resolution system for 3D localization microscopy from more than 80 entries as one of the most innovative products with the potential to revolutionize life sciences.

The Leica SR GSD 3D enables scientists to visualize and study cellular structures and processes down to the molecular level. It is based on the GSDIM method (Ground State Depletion Microscopy followed by Individual Molecule Return), also known as dSTORM (direct Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy).

Scientists can now study sub-cellular structures and protein-protein interactions, for example the nuclear pore complex, in both 2D and 3D - at highest resolution achievable to date in commercial widefield fluorescence microscopy.

The Leica SR GSD 3D can achieve a resolution of 20 nanometers in the xy plane and 50 nanometers in the z axis. This capability provides new insights into biological systems and their functions, aiding in our understanding of disease processes and contributing to the development of new therapies.

At market launch in September 2013, the Leica SR GSD 3D scored excellent marks with scientists who tested the system and compared it to other imaging instruments. They certified the systems' outstanding precision in localizing single molecules, its system stability, optical performance, and ease of use. These qualities are essential for researchers to obtain reproducible results in the shortest time possible.

"This award highlights the impressive quality and performance of our high-resolution system and its importance for biomedical research - and it is a great reward for the whole team," comments Sebastian Tille, Director of Widefield Imaging, Life Science Division at Leica Microsystems. "We are all the more delighted with this award as the predecessor system had already won several awards for its innovation."

Launched in 2011, the predecessor Leica SR GSD was voted a Top 10 Innovation that year by The Scientist as well as the 2012 R&D100 Award and selected one of three 2012 R&D100 Editor's Choice Awards from R&D magazine. It was also awarded a 2012 Innovations Award by Microscopy Today, the magazine of the Microscopy Society of America.

With many years of experience developing STED (STimulated Emission Depletion) super-resolution technologies based on single point scanning confocal microscopy, Leica Microsystems has again raised the bar in nanoscopy with the Leica SR GSD 3D.

The company continues its series of innovations with the new Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X, a confocal platform for 3D super-resolution that was recently presented - together with the Leica SR GSD 3D - at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego, CA, USA.

Both will be shown as well from December 14 to 18 at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in New Orleans, LA, USA.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,900+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 4,200+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Leica, BMC in Munich Open Core Facility Bioimaging for Applied Cell Research
Leica Microsystems and the Biomedical Center (BMC) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany, will inaugurate the new core facility Bioimaging.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Markus Lusser is New President of Leica Microsystems
Appointment became effective July 1, 2015.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Yale University and Leica Microsystems Partner
Yale welcomes scientists to participate in core facility opening and super-resolution workshops October 20 through 31, 2014.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Leica Microsystems and Leica Biosystems Strengthen Market Position in Brazil
Long-standing Leica distributors Aotec have been acquired.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Leica Microsystems and Bausch + Lomb Sign Global Agreement
Bausch + Lomb to distribute Leica Microsystems’ medical products to ophthalmic customers in select global markets.
Friday, April 19, 2013
R&D 100 Award for Super-Resolution Microscope from Leica Microsystems
Leica SR GSD convinces jury with unprecedented performance in fluorescence microscopy.
Monday, August 06, 2012
Leica Microsystems Acquires Labindia’s Microscopy and Histopathology Divisions
High-tech market leader is set to boost growth with a local presence in India.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
License Agreement Between Leica Microsystems, the Max Planck Society and DKFZ
Developing the next Stimulated Emission Depletion microscopy generation.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Leica Announces new Chief Financial Officer
Martin Geisel has been announced as new CFO.
Monday, October 02, 2006
Scientific News
Natural Protein Points to New Inflammation Treatment
Findings may offer insight to effective treatments for inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and multiple sclerosis.
Genetic Cause of Rare Allergy
Institute has identified a genetic mutation responsible for a rare form of inherited hives induced by vibratory urticaria.
Battery Component Found to Harm Key Soil Microorganism
The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium, according to new research.
Keeping Tumor Growth at Bay
Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis found a way to keep a cancerous tumor from growing by using nanoparticles of the main ingredient in common antacid tablets.
Natural Protein Points to New Inflammation Treatment
Findings may offer insight to effective treatments for inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and multiple sclerosis.
Mitochondria Shown to Trigger Cell Ageing
An international team of scientists has for the first time shown that mitochondria, the batteries of the cells, are essential for ageing.
Cancer Cells Kill Off Healthy Neighbours
Cancer cells create space to grow by killing off surrounding healthy cells, according to UK researchers working with fruit flies.
Validating the Accuracy of CRISPR-Cas9
IBS Researchers create multiplex Digenome-seq to find errors in CRISPR-Cas9 processes.
Cancer Drug Target Visualized at Atomic Resolution
New study using cryo-electron microscopy shows how potential drugs could inhibit cancer.
Genetic Mechanism Behind Cancer-Causing Mutations
Researchers at Indiana University has identified a genetic mechanism that is likely to drive mutations that can lead to cancer.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,900+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,200+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!