Upcycling Spectrophotometers. Achieving CLARiTY.

Dick DeSa & Mas Kono of MUSC discuss results from the CLARiTY 1000 during his recent visit to OLIS

Mas Rods data image

Mas & Chief

Dr. Mas Kono of the Storm Eye Institute at Medical University of South Carolina visited OLIS last week to collect comparative data on a Bovine Rod Outer Segment (ROS) prep from both the CLARiTY and a traditional 1 cm2 spectrometer.  His parting remarks, “Bottom line though, it is a strong case for clarity.”

Drs. DeSa & Solntsev install an upgraded RSM 1000 at UGA

This newly upgraded RSM 1000 Stopped-Flow system is installed in Dr. Zach Wood's laboratory at UGA.

This newly upgraded OLIS RSM 1000 spectrophotometer and fluorimeter with stopped-flow system is installed in Dr. Zachary Wood’s laboratory at the University of Georgia’s Life Sciences Building.  The original spectrophotometer was among the first produced, dating to 1993.  Dr. Wood’s early conclusion about the upgrade, “I really love this machine.”  http://www.bmb.uga.edu/directory/zachary-wood

OLIS Aminco DW-2 moves from Paris to Prague!


“After some delay due to summer holidays we’ve finally set up your Aminco. Apparently the transport [from France to Czech Republic] caused no harm and machine works like a charm. You can appreciate the spectrum of reduced cytochrome c on the photo. We’re going to equip the machine with the water bath, the stirrer and perform some more rigorous measurements in turbid mitochondria samples.” Thus, an older OLIS modernized Aminco-DW-2 starts its new career in Prague.