Presentation of the new confocal microscope of the Bioimaging platform
The Bioimaging Platform of the IDIBELL Scientific-technical Services has incorporated a new high-performance equipment, which is the Carl Zeiss LSM980 confocal microscope equipped with the Airyscan2 detector. Acquiring this new equipment has been possible thanks to a grant from the Carlos III Health Institute (IFEQ21-00042) and co-financing from IDIBELL.
RIGAKU TO INSTALL XTALAB SYNERGY-ED ELECTRON DIFFRACTOMETER OUTSIDE JAPAN AT ICIQ
The Rigaku XtaLAB Synergy-ED is the world’s first turnkey electron diffractometer. Developed by Rigaku and JEOL, it allows crystallographers to push past the limits of single crystal XRD and even synchrotrons, allowing them to elucidate structures from crystals smaller than 50 nm in some cases.
CERCAGINYS gives a second life to disused scientific and technological equipment
In addition to the line of grants for the repair and maintenance of small equipment, CERCAGINYS has opened up the possibility of exchanging machinery between participating centres. "What for some is disused material, for others may still have a useful life or serve as parts," says Roger Cabezas, director of Knowledge Management at CERCA. On the programme's intranet, responsables of the platforms can offer or consult the offers of equipment, and the exchange is articulated through a transfer agreement. The proposal has taken off among the centres and, at present, the transfer of a confocal microscope is being finalised. Work is also underway to exchange two gas chromatographs and a flow cytometer.