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Semrock VersaChrome® Filters Win 2011 Microscopy Today Innovation Award

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Semrock VersaChrome® Filters Win 2011 Microscopy Today Innovation Award

Press release date: September 9, 2011

ROCHESTER, NY, September 9, 2011--Semrock is proud to announce that their VersaChrome tunable bandpass filters were selected as one of ten winners of the second annual Microscopy Today Innovation Awards. VersaChrome filters are the first interference filters that can be angle tuned up to 60 degrees with the ability to maintain high transmission, steep edges and blocking characteristics. Until now, angle tuning of interference filters to shift their spectral characteristics resulted in an undesirable loss in blocking and transmission performance in addition to polarized light separation. VersaChrome filters allow spectral adjustment by angle tuning with none of the aforementioned limitations.

The Microscopy Today Innovation Awards were designed to select and celebrate products making new strides in the microscopy marketplace. The judging team selected products that in their view will make new scientific investigations possible. The full list of winners will be published in the September issue of Microscopy Today. For additional VersaChrome filter information, including downloadable ASCII data, visit Order any catalog products by noon (EST) and have them shipped out the same day. All catalog products are guaranteed with Semrock's 30-day no-hassle return policy and covered by a five-year warranty.

Semrock, Inc., a Unit of IDEX, manufactures optical filters that set the standard in performance and reliability for the biotech and analytical instrumentation industries, as well as innovative optical filters for more general laser and optical systems applications. All Semrock optical filters are made with hard ion-beam-sputtered optical coatings. OEM filters are manufactured in volume. End-users benefit from a wide selection of standard catalog products that ship from stock. Semrock's patented and patent-pending products include its highly acclaimed BrightLine® fluorescence filters, state-of-the-art filters for Raman spectroscopy, and other unique filters for lasers and optical systems. Semrock's innovative products, made possible by combining modern ion-beam sputtering with Semrock's proprietary volume manufacturing technology, are covered under a five-year warranty.

Founded in September 2000, Semrock is based in Rochester, New York, a well-known center of optics, and has sales offices throughout the United States. In October 2008 Semrock became a Unit of IDEX Corporation. For additional information about Semrock, its products, and its team of international distributors, visit the company website at

Amanda Valek-MacDonald
Semrock, a Unit of IDEX Corporation

Amanda MacDonald
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Semrock, Inc
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Rochester, NY 14624

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