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Center Installs World's Most Powerful Commercial Wide-Field Light Microscope


June 16, 2008

neuronal cells Scientists at the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology, a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC), and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), working with engineers from Applied Precision (Issaquah, Wash.), have installed the first commercial version of the world's highest resolution, wide-field light microscope at the Sacramento campus of University of California, Davis. Full Story

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