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3Scan in FastCompany

3Scan was mentioned in the FastCompany article, “Need A Lab In Outer Space? Try ScienceExchange, The Airbnb Of Weird Science

“Or do you need to image an entire mouse’s brain at the sub-micron level? ScienceExchange can make the connection to 3Scan, a company commercializing the “Knife-Edge Scanning Microscope” first developed at Texas A&M’s Brain Networks Laboratory. 

Explains 3Scan’s Todd Huffman, the microscope “does 3-D reconstructions of cells and tissues using automated, high-throughput serial sectioning. It uses a diamond knife and fiber optic assembly to illuminate and slice tissue while imaging simultaneously with a microscope objective.”"

Prototype Development

Quick post but…

The prototype is near completion!  Stage wiggles!  The camera images!  Connecting bits are coming together!

Expect new data soon, until then..

 

-Cd

SfN

Society for Neuroscience 2011 was a smashing success for 3Scan!

We were set up at the exhibitor’s section with the Brain Networks Lab from Texas A&M and had quite a number of interesting parties come through our booth.  Todd wandered through the poster sessions and found a few people doing microvasculature research who were very interested in our data sets.  Researchers in connectomics and a variety of diseases were interested in doing structural biology research with us, and we found a few collaborators in microelectrode array implant companies.

So in total, a lot of collaborators found. Even more fun were the whole brain emulation meet-ups (shout out to David Mayerich, David Dalrymple, and Randal Koene) at a variety of strange restaurants and bars around DC (including what appeared to be a converted second floor house?)

Finally, talking with other microscope manufacturers proved quite interesting, and we garnered a range of responses from “we don’t want talk to you” to “your technology could be very useful..”  Hopefully these sentiments continue to build!

 

To the future!

-Cd

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