Entries by ioLight

Other field microscopes just became obsolete

Fish expert, Bill Manci, Fisheries Technology Associates, Inc. A new product has entered the aquaculture marketplace that, potentially, could revolutionize fish disease diagnostics and live feed identification in the field or tank-side. As a longtime aquaculture consultant, I am very familiar with conventional approaches to collection and visual analysis of potentially diseased tissues, and viewing of […]

ioLight Pocket Microscope Fights Drug Resistance in Farm Animals

Mathematicians at Cambridge University have used images from an ioLight field microscope to spot intestinal parasites, reducing drug overuse and increasing farm profitability.     Intestinal parasites are a growing problem in many animals including horses, cattle, pigs, sheep and chickens. These parasites cause illness and even death in infected animals and reduce the farmer’s […]

New Forest Equine Vets use ioLight for worming at the stable

Vets use parasite testing at the yard to save money and protect horses New Forest Equine Vets are using the ioLight portable high resolution microscope to offer horse owners an on site worming service. Parasites like red worm and tapeworm are becoming increasingly resistant to drugs. If animals are not treated correctly the parasite eggs build […]

Competition winner explains how he uses field microscope

In February, Adrian Rogers won an ioLight field microscope in a competition run by Lab News. Adrian correctly identified all 3 microscopic images to win the competition. That’s not easy since when viewed through a microscope, even very familiar objects look nothing like they normally do. Adrian has a great Twitter feed  on which he explains […]

ioLight microscope design wins award

ioLight is pleased to announce that our design partners at Cambridge Industrial Design have won a European Product Design Award for their creative work on the ioLight portable microscope. Thanks to Tim, Alex and Adrian for your hard work. The microscope is a thing of great beauty as well as its impressive functionality! Full details here

ioLight wins grant to develop low-cost fluorescence microscope

ioLight is delighted to announce that today we have learnt that we have been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop a Low-cost Fluorescence Microscope prototype and trial it with customers. The total project value is £88,994 which will be 70% funded by Innovate UK. Fluorescence microscopes are used every day in biochemistry, medical research […]

ioLight microscope used to investigate animal parasites in lab

What are the effects of animal parasites? All animals carry parasites, such as intestinal worms (or helminths). The parasites cause several diseases including gastritis and enteritis, which prevent the animal putting on weight. Some pathological parasites can even kill livestock. The cost of parasites to farmers is large. The Animal Health drugs market is reported […]