Why did we create The Living Image?
In short because, Hamamatsu, a company that thrives on advanced photonics and engineering know-how, is extremely proud to work with life science researchers around the world. It is our privilege to provide tools that enable cutting-edge and life-changing research and our pleasure to introduce you to snapshots of this amazing work here, in our Bench Stories series.
It is undeniable - Biological research is increasingly multidisciplinary. And as more powerful and computationally complex imaging methods are integrated into life science research the need for deeper understanding and increased dialog among biologists, physicists, engineers, mathematicians and statisticians grows. To address this need, our Tech Guides section goes behind the scenes to offer useful tips on getting the most out of your imaging system, in terms that relate technological specs to meaningful data. We recognize that, as a scientist, the search for knowledge and understanding is never ending. Our Resources section aims to aid in that journey. There you’ll find additional material that provides in-depth details on imaging topics from understanding which camera technology is likely to work for you to considerations on matching microscope optics to your experimental question.
So, join us in celebrating science and technology that pushes the limits of what is possible. And, above all, we invite you to do what comes naturally…. Explore! Along the way you might just find some ideas to prime your scientific creativity and help you maximize the potential of amazing new imaging technologies.
Featured Bench Stories
Exciting Advances Push the Limits of Visualization
Cell signaling and clathrin-mediated endocytosis. Lipid rafts and molecular motion within the membrane. Movement of… READ MORE
Read the stories behind the latest published research using Hamamatsu cameras—see the bench stories.
Featured Tech Guides
Dissecting Camera Specifications: a field guide for biologists
Microscope camera specifications include a seemingly dazzling array of information on camera capability. But the impact those numbers have… READ MORE
Learn more about the technology behind different types of cameras, and why you should care—see all of our Tech Guides.
It's All About Noise and How You Deal With It
Why did F. Huang, et al., generate new software algorithms for implementing single molecule switching nanoscopy (SMSN) with an sCMOS camera?… READ MORE
Get more information on using Hamamatsu cameras—see what’s available on our Resources Pages.