(Scientific Article) Optik & Photonik on Argo-Z solutions

After Imaging and Microscopy on May 24th (read article here), Optik and Photonik publishes on April 4th a scientific article co-authored by Noël Converset, microscopy specialist at Zeiss, and Arnaud Royon, CTO of Argolight. They are presenting the new tool that has been developed together with Carl Zeiss France for the performance assessment and monitoring of fluorescence microscopes : the Argo-Z slide.   Read the full article here Visit Zeiss...

Argolight workshop – Focus on Microscopy (FOM) 2017

FOM, Bordeaux, April 9-12, 2017 Argolight will organise a 2-days hands-on workshop on Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 April, during the Focus On Microscopy (FOM) conference. Different microscopy systems (Zeiss, Leica, Nikon) will be available to test our range of monitoring slides, paired with Daybook solution. Come and meet us at booth #76 Argolight will also participates to the scientific conference: Oral presentation   “Quality Control of Modern Fluorescence Microscopes”: Sunday 9 April, at 2.20pm. Poster Session   “Simple Determination of Microscope Objective Features in Fluorescence Microscopy”: Monday 10 April, from 5.50pm.   About FOM: Meetings on advanced multi-dimensional light microscopy and image processing. FOM2017 in Bordeaux is the continuation of a yearly conference series on the latest innovations and developments in mostly optical microscopy and their application in biology, medicine, and materials sciences. www.focusonmicroscopy.org...
Hands-on Light Microscopy workshop 2017 (HOLM) – 20-24 Feb.

Hands-on Light Microscopy workshop 2017 (HOLM) – 20-24 Feb.

Arnaud Royon, CTO of Argolight, will deliver a presentation on Calibration and QC of Modern Microscopes during HOLM workshop (Hands-on Light Microscopy). Date and time to be confirmed soon. Organised by Luxembourg University, this second edition of the event will take place from 20 to 24 February 2017 on Belval campus, Luxembourg. During 4 days, pratical sessions will be available, along with a series of basic and advanced lectures in microscopy, given by experts in the field, to bring theoretical insights and present specific applications of cutting-edge methods. Click here for the program    ...

The Argo-SIM highlighted in the Journal of Cell Biology

The Argo-SIM is highlighted in a recent article, published in the Journal of Cell Biology. In this paper, one of the patterns of the Argo-SIM is used to illustrate how SIM reconstruction can introduce artifacts, depending on the signal-to-noise ratio of the raw images.   We also very much appreciate the following advices provided in this article: “We encourage researchers to estimate super-resolution microscopy image resolution … using multiple approaches when possible, and with an awareness that resolution is not constant across the field of view.” “All multichannel super-resolution microscopy publications should report methodology and validation of channel registration.”     [Ref] Talley J. Lambert and Jennifer C. Waters, “Navigating challenges in the application of super-resolution microscopy,”  Journal of Cell Biology, DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201610011 (2016). http://jcb.rupress.org/content/early/2016/12/02/jcb.201610011...

Promote ecology within a small company: Ride-to-work Incentive

Ecology has always been in the core values of Argolight Since its creation, Argolight chose to develop and offer robust products at the counter-current of planned obsolescence. We believe that high-quality, long-lasting products make happy customers and make sense as sustainable consumption habits, even as a company. To us, it was common sense to share and promote these values within the company itself. Ecology as a day-to-day choice Our HQ is located in the “Cité Photonique“, in a brand new building specially thought to minimize environmental impact. The Elnath building stores and reuses hot and cold air instead of air conditioning, and is equipped with 1000 m² of solar panels, covering 35% of the building’s electricity needs. For the past years, we’ve tried to minimize and recycle all our waste: it means reminding our collaborators to be sensible when printing, reusing scrap paper – and even using our fresh coffee ground as compost for our employees’ gardens! Our staff already had access to incentives to use public transportations to come at work. We’re now going one step further: we’ve recently implemented a Ride-to-work Incentive. Each employee using his/her bicycle to work will get a bonus at the end of the year. So far, one half of our staff has taken on the challenge and ride to work (almost) daily!  Congratulations to them!...