Light Microscopy Australia Virtual Conference, LMA2021

12 August 2021, @4pm (EAST)

Zoom seminar: Label-free live cell analysis using LiveCyte. ATA Scientific presented a 10min talk with Q&A on 12 August, at 4pm (AEST) during LMA2021. This virtual meeting covered some of the most cutting-edge techniques and applications of light microscopy. Talks and workshops featured Live imaging of cells, tissues, and organisms, Image processing and analysis, and Advances microscopy. Contact us for a copy of the recorded talk.

17 August 2021, @10am – 1pm (AEST)

Livecyte Workshop: Uncovering the inconvenient truth behind manual cell tracking
Our workshop series included three half hour webinars.
1/ Measuring random motility and wound healing with Livecyte: Are you only scratching the surface? (time 10.00-10.30am)
2/ Multiplication and division: Calculating growth and proliferation at population and single level with Livecyte. (time 11am-11.30am)
3/ Fluorescence in QPI Imaging: The mCherry on Top. (time 12noon-12.30pm)

The talks illustrated the root causes of manual tracking inaccuracies on a fundamental level and how using computer algorithms can eliminate them by removing the subjective nature of human interaction. The Livecyte system, is currently installed and ready for use within the UNSW. Using ptychography, a quantitative phase imaging modality, Livecyte is both ideally suited to label-free automated single cell tracking and extremely low phototoxicity.

This was an online workshop. Contact: Peter Davis (
for a copy of the recordings.

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Tissue clearing seminar : Accelerate your 3D imaging workflow 2019

6 – 13 December 2019   

ADELAIDE      MELBOURNE              SYDNEY               BRISBANE  

We would like to thank everyone who attended our seminar “Tissue Clearing seminar – Accelerate your 3D imaging workflow”.

Tissue clearing is essential for non-destructive, three-dimensional (3D) imaging of biological samples. Combined with labeling techniques, tissue clearing allows for the visualisation of cellular structures in their physiological context.

This seminar focused on the X-CLARITY systems and reagents used standardise, simplify, and accelerate each step of the tissue clearing process. X-CLARITY is based on CLARITY (Clear Lipid-exchanged Acrylamide-hybridized Rigid Imaging / Immunostaining /in situ-hybridization-compatible Tissue hYdrogel), a tissue clearing method developed by the Deisseroth lab at Stanford University. The new DeepLabel Antibody Staining Kit accelerates immunolabeling of cleared tissues for a broad range of applications.

If you missed us or were not able to attend please contact us to arrange a follow up visit or demonstration.

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Mastersizer and Zetasizer training 2019

June – September 2019


We recently hosted a series of training courses focused on the Malvern Mastersizer and Malvern Zetasizer instruments. Courses were run in all major cities around Australia and provided users with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in achieving reliable particle sizing.

Both training courses are one day events that help users understand how the instruments work, how to make reliable measurements and how to interpret data. Important maintenance and sampling procedures are also covered in practicals.
The training courses will be run again in the future. Venues will depend on the level interest received. Contact us now to reserve your seat.

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Test drive the new Phenom Pharos SEM – September 2019

Pharos semFaster, higher-resolution desktop SEM : Use the new Phenom Pharos SEM with FEG source 

We recently toured the east coast of Australia and demonstrated the new  Phenom Pharos SEM – the first desktop SEM solution that includes a field emission gun (FEG) source to deliver crisp, high brightness images. It offers floor model performance on a desktop microscope with magnifications of up to one million times and <3nm resolution. Download the flier here

Experienced users and non-users of SEM were invited to discover new insights via scheduled demonstrations followed by additional “hands on” time for sample analysis.

If you missed us and would like to have a follow up meeting, please contact us.

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Morphologi 4-ID and Phenom ProX SEM Workshop

Wed 29 May, Thur 30 May, Fri 31 May 2019

ATA Scientific recently held a free workshop at RMIT University (Building 55), where attendees were welcomed to test drive two new high resolution imaging systems:

  • Phenom ProX Gen 5 SEM – New 5th generation Phenom desktop SEM with enhanced imaging performance plus fully integrated x-ray analysis (EDS), fastest time to imaging and “never lost” navigation.
  • Morphologi 4-ID – new Morphologi® 4 automated particle characterisation system provides the unique capability to accurately measure particles (1 to 1000 µm) and chemically identify foreign contaminants using the Raman microprobe.

For further information or to book an onsite demo at your facility, contact us.

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High resolution particle size & shape with chemical ID using Morphologically-Directed Raman spectroscopy

 13-24 May 2019:     Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

This seminar provided live demonstrations of two key instruments for particle characterisation:
– Morphologi 4-ID (image analysis for particle size (1 to 1000 µm), shape and chemical ID) and

– Mastersizer 3000 (latest generation Laser Diffraction particle sizer plus Hydrosight imaging accessory)

Understanding the relative strengths of both technologies is the key to using them appropriately and productively. Laser diffraction (ie, Mastersizer) provides fast, reliable measurement of particle size for a very wide range of sample types. Image analysis (ie. Morphologi 4) provides high resolution particle size and shape information. With the option of adding Raman spectroscopy the Morphologi system is a very powerful tool that can not only give size and shape information but also chemical identification of unknown particulates.

For a copy of the slides, please contact us.

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