Prior Scientific Inc

Rockland, MA 02370-1062


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80 Reservoir Pk Dr
Rockland, MA 02370-1062
United States

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Leading manufacturer of high precision motorized microscope stages, robotic sample handling systems, autofocus systems, robotic sample handling systems, motorized filter wheels, custom optical systems and a range of microscopy accessories.


Software & Accessories

Nanopositioning piezo objective scanners use capacitive positioning sensors

The NanoScan OP 800 nanopositioning piezo objective scanner provides fast step and settle times.
Software & Accessories

Extended-travel motorized focus tower features optical encoder

The H275LMT/H275LMTE motorized focus tower has 145 mm vertical travel for controlled movement of optical systems.
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Piezo objective scanner provides sub-1.2 nm positioning resolution

The Nano Scan OP800 piezo objective scanner has standard selectable tuning presets to support objectives from 150 to 500 g.
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Motorized XYZ deck offers 50 mm of motorized XY and Z travel

The H189 XYZ deck is designed to match the latest-generation two-photon, three-photon, multiphoton, and confocal microscopy systems.
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Automated slide loader accommodates most upright microscopes

The SL160 automated slide loader works with many existing upright microscopes or the company’s OpenStand microscope.
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Wafer positioning system provides nanometer displacement measurement

The WP-Z-120A wafer positioning system is used for wafer inspection with an optical microscope.
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Joystick and touchscreen accessories designed for nanopositioning stages

The CS200XY and CS200Z joysticks control the company’s ProScan and OptiScan nanopositioning stages, while the TS200 touchscreen display controls all of the company’s device offerings...
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XY stage offers 1.5 µm repeatability

The HT1111 series XY stage has a 100 kg load capacity able to carry entire microscopy assemblies.
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High-speed filter wheels are available for 25 or 32 mm filters

High-speed filter wheels fit onto most upright, inverted, and stereo microscopes on either the excitation or emission ports.
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Prior Scientific optical stand has utility in life science and industrial applications

The OpenStand platform is a fully configurable and motorized optical stand that can be combined with optics, light sources, and accessories to create a complete customizable optical...

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Positioning, Support & Accessories

Prior Scientific piezo sample scanners available in 400 and 600 µm closed-loop versions

The NanoScan SP range of piezo-driven stages is compatible with many of the company’s motorized stages and many common microscopes.
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Prior Scientific focusing system automatically provides real-time focus

The PureFocus 850 focusing system is designed to fit upright and inverted microscopes using infinity-corrected optics.
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Prior Scientific acquires Queensgate for its nanopositioning instruments

Prior Scientific Instruments acquired Queensgate Instruments, supplier of high-precision nanopositioning systems.
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Positioning, Support & Accessories

Prior Scientific stepper stage accommodates Olympus industrial microscopes

The ProScan H116 high-precision motorized stepper stage is compatible with MX63 and MX63L industrial microscopes from Olympus.
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Positioning, Support & Accessories

Micromanipulators from Prior Scientific have a 20 mm range with 5 nm resolution

The uM series micromanipulators from Sensapex are configurable in the field, and have unlimited scalability.
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Microscopy platform for neuroscience experiments by Prior Scientific

The V-Deck microscopy platform features a range of height-adjustable, lockable platform posts to image most samples.
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Lasers & Sources

Illumination system from Prior Scientific has utility in fluorescence microscopy

The Lumen 200 fluorescence illumination system delivers 2000 hours of stable output.
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Positioning, Support & Accessories

Prior Scientific translation stage allows samples to remain stationary

The ZDP50K translation stage can precisely move microscopes of up to 60 kg while allowing the sample to remain stationary.
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Motorized stand for large samples by Prior Scientific

The ProZ motorized focus stand enables viewing and imaging samples that may be too large or irregularly shaped to be fitted onto a standard microscope frame or stand.
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Positioning, Support & Accessories

Microscope stage from Prior Scientific accommodates wafers up to 300 mm in diameter

The H112 microscope stage offers a travel range >300 x 300 mm for precision scanning.
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High-precision microscope stage by Prior Scientific

The H101A ProScan motorized stage, which adapts to most microscopes, delivers precise motorized movement with 0.01 µm step resolution.
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Microscope stage by Prior Scientific

The H105 ProScan microscope stage has use in precision mapping of large specimens.
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Filter wheel for fluorescence microscopy by Prior Scientific

The HF110A/32 filter wheel for fluorescence microscopy holds ten 32-mm-diameter filters.
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Detectors & Imaging

Laser autofocus system from Prior Scientific works with upright microscopes

The LF210 laser autofocus system provides microscopic examination of reflective samples, including semiconductor wafers and hard disk-drive platens.
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Integrated in vivo imaging solution by Neurotar and Prior Scientific

A seamlessly integrated solution allows in vivo microscopy in the brain of awake and moving rodents.
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Prior Scientific multifunctional controller for microscope accessories available

Compatible with a wide range of both upright and inverted microscopes, the compact OptiScan III can drive a motorized stage and a focus motor.
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Microscope platforms for electrophysiology and neuroscience by Prior Scientific

The ZDeck Quick Adjust Platform range has utility with upright microscopes used in electrophysiology and neuroscience.
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Neuroscience 2015 featured rotating poster presentations in the exhibit hall.

Neuro15 exhibitors meet exacting demands: Part 1

Increasingly, neuroscientists are working with researchers in disciplines such as chemistry and physics. This trend has been noticed by exhibitors at the Society for Neuroscience...
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Prior Scientific adjustable rigid post mounts are available in four different heights

The HZP Series adjustable rigid post mounts have use in electrophysiology applications.
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Brightfield LED illumination source by Prior Scientific

LDB100F and LDB101F brightfield LED illumination sources feature a 550 nm flip-in filter in the light path to reduce background fluorescence attributed to stray light.
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Motorized stage system for microscopy by Prior Scientific

The OptiScan III stage and focus system from Prior Scientific has use in routine microscopy procedures, offering full control in x, y, and z axes.
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Illumination system for fluorescence microscopy by Prior Scientific

The Lumen 1600-LED mercury-free fluorescence illumination system has use in advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques.
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Fluorescence LED illuminator by Prior Scientific

The Lumen 100-LED illuminator from Prior Scientific provides advanced illumination for a wide range of fluorescence microscopy applications.
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Broad-spectrum white light excitation illumination system by Prior Scientific

The Lumen 300-LED white light excitation illumination system from Prior Scientific delivers broad-spectrum LED illumination in fluorescence applications.
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FIGURE 1. A compact single-objective microscope by Santa Barbara Imaging (a) finds use, for example, in microelectronics inspection (b).
Test & Measurement

Photonics Products: Microscopes: Industrial microscopes aid precision manufacturing

The fine tolerances required in many branches of modern industry naturally lead to the use of microscopes for inspection, assembly, and characterization.
NIGHTSEA's Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter (SFA) system, shown with the Royal Blue setup, lets stereomicroscope owners add fluorescence capability with very little expense.

BIOIMAGING/MICROSCOPY/NEUROSCIENCE: Low cost and advanced imaging apply beyond Neuroscience audience

Low cost was a theme at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting (November 9–13, San Diego, CA), as vendors demonstrated their responses to the effect of funding cuts ...
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Flat-top stage from Prior Scientific features a completely flat top plate

The H101F flat-top stage uses low-profile sample holders that allow high NA objectives.
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Prior Scientific microscope stages for prolonged live cell studies

The H117IX3 flat-top stage for Olympus IX3 microscopes is designed for precision biomedical and material science scanning operations, especially prolonged live cell studies.

Breadboard and filter wheel assembly by Prior Scientific

The IX3 breadboard and filter wheel assembly from Prior Scientific is designed for Olympus IX3 inverted microscope systems.
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Lasers & Sources

Prior Scientific microscope illuminator offers manual regulation of intensity

The Brightfield LED illuminator replaces the standard lamphouse and can be fitted to most modern upright and inverted microscope systems.
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Piezo z-stage system from Prior Scientific offers 2.5 nm repeatability

The NZ400 NanoScan piezo stage system is suited for researchers producing rapid z-sections and live-cell 3D images of specimens grown in well plates, large Petri dishes, or mounted...
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Six-position turret upgrade kit from Prior Scientific

The HF6NTK turret upgrade kit from Prior Scientific for Nikon Ti-FLC-E motorized six-position turrets enables control by the company's ProScan III controller and compatibility...
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Lasers & Sources

Prior Scientific intros illumination system for fluorescence microscopy

The LumenLED for fluorescence microscopy is a modular system based around a two- or four-position LED combiner, directly coupled to the fluorescence port of a microscope.
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Positioning, Support & Accessories

Prior Scientific motorized stage offers 38 mm travel range

The Z Axis motorized stage offers configurable options, from a motorized linear axis to a full three-axis stage system, to meet custom requirements in OEM applications.
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Incubation system for live cell imaging by Prior Scientific

The WSKM incubation systems from Prior Scientific for live cell imaging work with the company's ProScan H117 flat top stages to position the sample in the proper focus position...
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Prior Scientific launches automated oiler for microscopes

The PL220 automatic oiler from Prior Scientific suits use with the company's PL100/PL200 slide loader systems or as a stand-alone system, and fits all microscopes.
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Prior Scientific remote focus control systems for microscopes

The H160ZFP foot pedal remote focus control systems from Prior Scientific include a control box with on/off switch, speed control, a drive motor, foot pedals and a focus sleeve...
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Focus controller from Prior Scientific is compatible with leading imaging software

The ES10ZE Focus Controller is for applications involving extended focus or Z-stacking.

Prior Scientific microscope automation system controls up to 16 axes

Prior Scientific offers the ProScan III microscope automation system, with a compact and modular design capable of controlling up to 16 axes.