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Nikon partners with Amsterdam UMC to launch new cutting-edge Center of Excellence

Jun 20, 2019

Mr. Sasaoka, President of Nikon Instruments Europe, and Professor Polman, Dean of the Amsterdam UMC

Nikon Instruments is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Center of Excellence AMSTERDAM-UMC/ NIKON at Amsterdam UMC. In order to support research and develop new technologies, the Microscopy and Cytometry core facility of Amsterdam UMC has partnered with Nikon Instruments, part of the Nikon Healthcare Division, to establish a cutting-edge microscopy facility and to combine their knowledge and core expertise for serving the scientific community in the field of health and life sciences.

This Academia - Industry partnership between Nikon and Amsterdam UMC is extremely important for the advancement of science and technologyin providing access to advanced Nikon imaging systemsand support for scientific research.

The Center of Excellence AMSTERDAM UMC / NIKON houses:

  • A super-resolution system N-SIM S
  • A high content screening system LIPSI
  • A live cell microscope with multicolor and FRET possibilities
  • A live cell confocal microscope with spectral scanner

Opening addresses during the ceremony on June 12, were given by Professor M. Daemen, Vice-Dean of Research, Amsterdam UMC, Professor Y. van Kooyk, Head of the Department of Molecular Cell Biology & Immunology and Director of the Amsterdam Infection & Immunity Research Institute, and Mr. Takaharu Sasaoka, President of Nikon Instruments Europe.

About Amsterdam UMC

Amsterdam UMC employs more than 15,000 professionals, treating over 350,000 patients a year at both its sites – AMC and VUmc. Working towards a future in which illnesses are prevented and the best treatment made available to all patients, Amsterdam UMC has developed new methods for diagnostics and treatment together with professionals from other renowned national and international institutions. The institute’s main focus is on complex patient care and highly-specialized treatment of rare medical conditions. Amsterdam UMC teaches and trains thousands of young people to become doctors, specialists or nurses. Its researchers are clustered in eight research centers so that the institute can achieve its ambition of executing international, cutting-edge research. At Amsterdam UMC, AMC and VUmc are working together on academic patient care, scientific research and teaching and training.

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