Challenges and Opportunities in Superresolution | Features | May/Jun 2017

Emission depletion (STED). Stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy is a powerful superresolution technique that uses two laser beams sequentially, first to stimulate and then cancel out light. The first high-intensity laser excites the sample and stimulates fluorescent emission. The second laser, which is applied in a doughnut shape at the initial point of excitation, depletes all fluorescence except for that occurring in a tiny, sub-resolution volume of the sample. The instrument scans the sample, successively collecting image data coming from the excited fluorochromes at each scanned location. STED has complex optical alignment challenges that can make it impractical for some researchers. And since STED images a small fraction of the fluorochromes it excites, the excitation necessary to produce an image can be damaging to samples. In addition, collecting image data can be time-consuming when working with a large field of view. However, STED can provide excellent results and, for small fields of view, can do so at high speed. Structured illumination (SIM and (S)SIM). Structured illumination microscopy (SIM) involves exciting a sample with closely spaced repeating bands ...

Leading Industrial Distributor Chooses Stibo Systems Master Data Management as Foundation for Transformation Efforts

Stibo Systems, the only master data management (MDM) company focused on putting Your business first, today announced that Kaman Distribution Group has selected the Stibo Systems MDM solution to help enhance operational efficiencies and customer experiences as part of the company’s efforts to streamline information sharing across its vast products, parts and supplies distribution business. Kaman is a leading distributor of industrial products and operates approximately 220 service facilities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The company offers more than 6 million items including electromechanical products, bearings, power transmission, motion control and electrical and fluid power components, automation and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. In order to get its products to market faster across multiple channels, while adhering to all applicable standards and regulations, Kaman elected to transform its data management practices across these channels by implementing an MDM solution. After a thorough evaluation, the company chose Stibo Systems MDM as the foundation for its transformation efforts. “Kaman Distribution Group is a one-source solutions provider of ind...