How Infrared Microscopy Works & How We Save You Time & Money
Whatever your infrared imaging requirements might be, the Excedr lease program can accommodate your lab’s equipment make and model preferences. Don’t hesitate to reach out today and see how leasing an infrared microscope can save you time and money.
All equipment brands/models are available
The Benefits of Excedr’s IR Microscope Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Infrared radiation (IR), or infrared light, refers to a type of electromagnetic radiation that is not visible to the human eye.
More specifically, it describes light with wavelengths from 700 nanometers (nm) to 1 millimeter in length. It is called infrared because it lies along the “red” portion of the electromagnetic spectrum instead of ultraviolet radiation, which has shorter wavelengths than IR and exists along the violet portion of the spectrum. Though IR is not perceivable to humans through sight, we can feel it as heat.
Infrared microscopy, referred to as infrared microspectroscopy when combined with infrared spectroscopy, is a technique that uses IR as a light source to aid in magnifying objects that would usually be invisible to the naked eye.
A Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometer is used with an optical microscope equipped with an IR detector in typical IR microscopy. The use of FTIR spectroscopy gives FITR microscopy its name.
IR microscopy is a powerful and versatile technique with many applications commonly used for chemical imaging, gemological testing, and much more. This includes particle analysis, multilayer film characterization, and sample ID, as well as secondary-structure protein analysis, microplastics identification, and polymer analysis.
Like most microscopy techniques, IR microscopy is diffraction-limited. However, several sub-diffraction IR microscopy techniques have been developed. As IR imaging has matured, manufacturers such as Bruker and PerkinElmer have designed innovative instrumentation that offers microscopes with high sensitivity, spatial resolution, and ease of use.
Despite the innovations, IR and FTIR microscopes and technology remain costly. Which means it’s not always beneficial to purchase one of these instruments outright.
In the face of these financial challenges, our equipment leases offer a way to make these costs more manageable. Let us know what you’re interested in, and we can go over the advantages of our lease program and create a customized lease estimate for you.
IR Imaging, Sample Techniques, & Cost
Focal-Plane Array Detector
Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs)
We Offer IR Microscope Leases to Fit Every Need
When money is tight, purchasing an IR microscope can significantly affect your lab’s budget. However, robust and essential equipment makes up a cornerstone of life sciences and material sciences R&D and quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA). It makes finding a workaround critical to the success of your research. Our IR microscope leases are designed to be that workaround.
Whatever your microscopy and imaging system needs are—FTIR microscopes, fluorescence microscopes, or Raman microscopes—we can help. If you already have an instrument quote from a manufacturer, request a lease estimate below, and we can start creating custom lease terms for you and your lab. On the other hand, if you’re still figuring out your options, get in touch with us above, and we can cover the ins and outs of our lease program.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.