How Confocal Raman Microscopy Works & How We Save You Time & Money
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The Advantages of Excedr’s Raman 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.
Raman microscopy, also referred to as confocal Raman microscopy, is a technique that combines Raman spectroscopy with optical microscopy.
By combining an optical microscope with a Raman spectrometer, scientists and researchers can generate high-resolution images of microscopic samples. The optical microscope (typically a confocal microscope) provides spatial resolution and filtering, while the spectrometer provides spectral information. For this reason, it is a superior technology of choice for the characterization of various materials and samples.
The optics enable the analysis volume within the sample to be spatially filtered with high-resolution across all axes. The spectrometer—sensitive to the vibrational modes of the sample—provides chemical, physical, and structural insights.
When these spatial filters are added to a Raman microscope, it is called a confocal Raman microscope. In confocal Raman microscopy, the resolution is so fine that individual particles as small as 1 micron or less can be analyzed. The resolution of these microscopes is also affected by the specific wavelengths of the laser and the type of objective lens used.
Raman microscopes are widely used in materials science, cell biology, and medicine and have applications in pharmaceutical development, particulate identification, chemical imaging and analysis, and molecular and polymer analysis. In addition, these devices can be used to map areas of a sample or perform depth profiling without sample preparation.
One of the reasons these microscopes are considered so helpful is that, by taking Raman spectrums at all points on an object and filtering for specific spectral bands, an image can be reconstructed from the spectral information. This ability to analyze and produce an image of an object from its Raman spectrum distinguishes Raman microscopy from Raman spectroscopy.
Raman Microscope Basics, Components Imaging Techniques
We’ll briefly explain the fundamentals, components, and various imaging techniques of confocal Raman microscopy, a technique made possible through the combination of confocal microscopy and Raman spectroscopy.
It’s important to note that Raman spectrometers are generally similar to Raman microscopes when they are equipped with optical components. (This makes distinguishing between the two a little confusing. Just remember that when a device can both analyze a sample and produce an image of the sample, it’s often considered a Raman Microscope.)
Raman Microscopy Basics
Correlative Raman Imaging
Confocal Raman Imaging Microscope Leases to Fit Every Need
Raman microscopes are powerful imaging and analysis tools that many laboratories need to perform a wide range of analyses. However, buying one outright can prove to be financially challenging. The costs of a Raman device can be high, and procuring one the traditional way as a lab with a tight budget can seem impossible.
This inaccessibility includes many of the cutting-edge instruments and systems used today. Being a lab without a massive funding round backing you can be challenging.
Our lease program is a creative solution to a common problem in the life sciences industry today: inadequate funds. You can simplify equipment procurement and cash management when leasing with us, making operations more robust and flexible. Furthermore, our selection of equipment is comprehensive and brand agnostic. So whatever your microscopy needs—Raman, confocal, or electron—we can help.
If you have a confocal Raman microscope quote from a manufacturer already, let us know by requesting a lease estimate below! We can use it to create a customized lease just for you, which determines how much your payments will be each month during the lease term.
Or, if you just want to learn more, get in touch with us above. Fill out our contact form online. We can discuss your specific needs in further detail.
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.