Nikon Delivers New Accessories for the Eclipse 80i

Enhances Automation, Intelligence and Fluorescence Capabilities

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 10 -- Nikon Instruments, a leader in the development of advanced optical technology, today announced new motorized accessories for the Nikon Eclipse 80i microscope that provide cost effective modular solutions for automated microscopy. The Eclipse 80i is designed to meet the highest optical demands of digital imaging technology over a broad range of applications including cell biology, neuroscience, drug discovery, biochemistry, molecular bio, genomics, pathology, medical and related research environments.

Due to overwhelming growth of fluorescence microscopy with fluorescent proteins and the increasing requirement for automation, Nikon has introduced the #MBE74200 D-FL-E Motorized Epi-Fluorescence Illuminator, and the 80i motorized Sextuple DIC Nosepiece. Together these accessories automate two of the most widely used functions on the Eclipse 80i microscope for increased imaging speed and efficiency. In addition, a new remote controller is now available to control and the illuminator and nosepiece as well as a new C-Box- 2 which provides power and intelligence transfer between the illuminator, the nosepiece and the remote. iSeries support tools and software to support the Eclipse 80i is available through Nikon dealers worldwide.

About Nikon Instruments Inc.

Nikon Instruments Inc., is a global leader in the development of advanced optical technology. Its product line includes microscopy equipment, digital imaging, precision measuring and semiconductor wafer-handling equipment. Nikon is committed to providing technologically advanced instruments that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Nikon combines state-of- the-art capabilities with innovative designs to produce optically superior, ergonomically friendly products for cutting-edge scientific research, medical and industrial applications. For more information visit the Nikon website at Product related inquiries can be directed to Nikon Instruments at 800-52-NIKON

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