Medilink News 20th Anniversary Edition Medilink News NOE 2017f - Page 14

LIG NANOWISE CREATES THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL OBJECTIVE LENS LIG Nanowise, a Manchester based nanotechnology start-up, has launched a ground-breaking imaging technology that is set to transform life and materials science R&D. SMAL (Super-Resolution Microsphere Amplified Lens) is a first of its kind in optical microscopy. The super lens increases the magnification of a regular optical microscope by four times, allowing you to see structures which are 90 nanometres in size, in contrast to a regular optical microscope which is restricted to seeing 200 nanometre structures. LIG Nanowise has successfully incorporated the concept into NANOPSIS; a market ready microscope containing the super lens that can use it to gather invisible sub-wavelength light and convert it into a virtual super-resolution image. Bespoke software then stitches these images together in real time to generate full-colour, wide-field scans. This cutting-edge technology has the potential to significantly accelerate the traditionally slow process of sample imaging of R&D in a number of critical fields such as drug discovery, cancer research and microelectronics production. Chairman, Professor Lin Li, said: “Researchers can use our microscopes to validate samples and carry out routine work in their own laboratory without having to waste valuable time booking into an imaging centre. NANOPSIS can be used by anyone with basic undergraduate scientific training – making it fast, convenient and highly cost effective.” PIONEERING DIGITAL HEALTHCARE TO ENHANCE PATIENT CARE AND ALLEVIATE PRESSURES ON THE NHS Martin Smith, 59, has been on Inhealthcare’s digital INR self-testing service for more than a year; the Inhealthcare INR self-testing service transforms how patients on warfarin are monitored. Medilink member Inhealthcare, has created a multi-million pound digital infrastructure which supports remote home monitoring UK wide. Patients no longer have to attend frequent and inconvenient clinic appointments, but are able to self-test at home. They relay readings back to their nurse via