Argolight now distributing GATTAquant products in France

Argolight is broadening its range of solutions for fluorescence microscopes: now distributing GATTAquant products in France.   In order to complete the range of products available to his customers, Argolight has been looking for innovative and reliable tools for super-resolution systems dedicated to quality monitoring.   Argolight is glad to be now distributing GATTAquant products in France, as it fits in a comprehensive approach to support all aspects of easy quality control for fluorescence microscopes.   We would like to thank again all the GATTAquant team for their trust, we believe it is the start of a relevant partnership, as both companies and their customers will benefit from a wider network, knowledge and support.       About GATTAquant: GATTAquant, founded in Germany in September 2014, is a spin-off company of the Technical University of Braunschweig in the field of super-resolution imaging. The company specialises in nanoscaled standards for super-resolution systems. They have been used by companies such as Leica Microsystems, Hamamatsu or Scientific Volume Imaging....

(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...

(Video) 50 um fluorescent sphere imaged and deconvolved – Argo-HM

The pattern G (Meridians of a sphere.) from the Argo-HM slide was imaged on a Confocal system (Leica SP8), 63x/1.4 oil objective, DAPI channel (Excitation: 405 nm ; Emission window: 420-700 nm), no averaging. The resulting images were processed (deconvolution, surface rendering & movie rendering) by the nice people of SVI using their software : Huygens Professional. We thank them for their supports (www.svi.nl)...

Article : How Argolight won space

Argolight’s CEO Gautier Papon recently posted an article on linkedin about how the company managed to have our product scheduled for a shipment to the Internation Space Station. here is the lead : Two years ago, our small company was contacted by a NASA contractor to supply our product to equip the International Space Station microscope. Now they are getting ready to ship our technology to space in the upcoming SpaceX Spx CRS 11 – Falcon 9 launch. A great achievement for a then 4 people, now 8 people French company. Here is the story of how it came to happen.  Continue reading on Linkedin :   You can read more in an interview of Gautier Papon, in La Tribune national newspaper here (in french)...

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!...