Visit Us at Booth 24 at the FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Barcelona


From Saturday, July 14 through Wednesday, July 18, we’ll be in Barcelona at the 8th FENS Forum of Neuroscience. It’s the largest neuroscience meeting in Europe and we’re excited to once again be a part of the biennial event. MBF Bioscience President Jack Glaser and European Sales Representative Reinhard Braul will be demonstrating our products at Booth #24. If you’re attending the meeting, be sure to stop by our booth to see all the latest enhancements in the new versions of Stereo Investigator and Neurolucida, and get a personal demonstration of WormLab, our new software for tracking and analyzing the behavior of c. elegans.

Those interested in learning more about Stereology, should take Dr. Mark West’s two-day course “Introduction to Stereology for Neuroscientists.” Taking place immediately prior to the meeting, on Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13, the course will cover the design, supervision, and critical evaluation techniques used in stereological studies of the nervous system. Read our interview with Dr. West to learn more about the Denmark-based neuroscientist and his new book Basic Stereology.

Will you be at this year’s FENS Forum of Neuroscience? Stop by Booth #24. We’d love to see you!

Neuroscience 2011: Thank You for an Excellent Meeting

Whether it was new software for tracing neurons and counting spines, an iPad app for doing stereology, a tool for sharing microscope images, or an innovative new microdisplay component, our booth at Neuroscience 2011 was busy showing a multitude of technological advancements for scientific research.

“We had lots of good responses to everything we showed,” said MBF Bioscience President Jack Glaser, who along with our team of staff scientists and software developers welcomed hundreds of existing and potential customers to our booth for customized product demonstrations.

Four full computer microscopy systems were set up allowing visitors to try out our new products first hand. Some traced brightfield Golgi specimens with AutoNeuron®, while others quantified dendritic spines with AutoSpine™, or tracked C. elegans with WormLab™.

One of the highlights we unveiled at this year’s meeting was the OLED Lucivid™. The new component, which attaches to a microscope’s camera port, superimposes a computer’s display onto the microscope’s optical field of view so a Neurolucida® and Stereo Investigator® user can do their work as they look through the microscope eyepieces.

“The OLED Lucivid generated a lot of excitement,” Glaser said, “particularly among existing Lucivid users who are using the old CRT based version. The new one is brighter, more linear, and more importantly, now available. Some people were so happy they went looking for their colleagues who were also Lucivid users to bring them by to see it.”

We were also pleased to present a Zeiss LSM confocal microscope as well as a complete system with the Zeiss ApoTome®, a structured illumination device integrated with Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator, used for acquiring high-resolution optical sections. “It was nice to see real, multichannel images being acquired on the ApoTome system,” said MBF Bioscience Vice President Paul Angstman.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at Neuroscience 2011. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s meeting in New Orleans! And if you weren’t able to make it to Washington DC this year, be sure to go to our website where you’ll find all the information about our latest products.

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Neuroscience 2011: Visit Us at Booth 1437

Once again, our team did a phenomenal job setting up our booth at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. We’ve got five full computer microscopy systems running the latest releases of Neurolucida®, Stereo Investigator®, and Densita®, as well as several new products including AutoSpine™ for automatically detecting and quantifying dendritic spines, WormLab™ for tracking and analyzing C. elegans, and Biolucida® Cloud for organizing, accessing, and sharing microscopy images.

This year we’re presenting three posters. On Tuesday, November 15, Dr. Susan Hendricks presents “A system for automated acquisition and analysis of freely moving C. elegans” at 9 a.m., Dr. Julie Simpson presents “You can do real neuroscience on the iPad: An app for stereological cell counting” also at 9 a.m., and Dr. Daniel Peruzzi presents “Automated cell detection in virtual slides of whole brain sections using a multi-scale Laplacian of Gaussian filter” at 10 a.m.

Come visit us at booth 1437, at the intersection of the main aisle and the poster aisle for customized demonstrations of all of our products, ask us any questions, or simply stop by to say “hello.” One of our favorite things about the SfN annual meeting is seeing so many of our customers in person.

See You Sunday in Washington DC!

Our bags are packed and our systems ready for calibration. From AutoSpine™ to WormLab™, and even an iPad app, we’ve got a range of new products to showcase at this year’s Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. The event takes place November 13—16 in Washington DC, and if you’re going, we’d love to see you. We’ll be at booth 1437 at the intersection of the main aisle and the posters aisle. And we’ll have plenty of MBF Bioscience employees on hand, from staff scientists to software programmers, offering customized demonstrations of all our new products as well as our flagship software, Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator.

Get more information about our new products, the three posters we’re presenting, and find out how you can make an appointment for a private session with one of our staff experts.

Q&A: MBF Bioscience President Jack Glaser on Neuroscience 2011

The Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting takes place November 13 – 16 in Washington D.C. In anticipation of the event, MBF Bioscience President Jack Glaser spoke to us about the exciting new products the company will unveil at this year’s meeting.

The Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting is quickly approaching. Are you looking forward to it? Yes! The Society for Neuroscience meeting is always quite exciting. Each year we introduce new products and new features, and it is very gratifying to present them to the researchers who stop by our booth. It is also very exciting to meet so many of our customers there each year and hear about their labs expanding, their research being fruitful, and their general successes.

What new products and/or enhancements will the company be presenting at this year’s conference? We have several new products we will be demonstrating this year. AutoSpine™ automatically detects and quantifies dendritic spines. And WormLab™ lets researchers perform tracking and behavioral analysis of C. elegans. Biolucida® Cloud will revolutionize the way researchers work with microscopy images, including 2D and 3D virtual slides. We will be showing some new hardware, our new solid-state Lucivid™ monitor. Finally, we will be showing our new Zen integration module for Zeiss LSM confocal microscopes. Of course, we will also have new releases of our flagship Neurolucida®, Densita®, and Stereo Investigator® software.

What will visitors be able to do at the MBF Bioscience booth? We’ll have five full computer microscopy systems running our software, which visitors will be able to try out. The systems include a Zeiss LSM, a Zeiss ApoTome, and brightfield systems from Nikon, Leica, and Olympus. Visitors will also be able to speak with our product specialists and staff scientists, who can help answer research questions. Of course, our customers can just stop by to say a quick hello!

Will MBF be presenting posters at the conference? Yes, we will be presenting three research posters this year. [details can be found at this link]

The Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting takes place November 13 – 16 in Washington D.C. MBF Bioscience will be at booth #1437. Get more information on our website.

Thank You for an Excellent SfN Meeting in San Diego

Once again, the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting proved to be a great success for MBF Bioscience. This year we presented more new products than ever before. From the introduction of automated 3D montaging and deconvolution in Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator 10 to interactive tracing in AutoNeuron, our customers were delighted by all the new enhancements developed by our team this year.

“People especially loved seeing things like our AutoNeuron software working on Golgi stained specimens, 3D montaging of confocal stacks, and they really appreciated the powerful and adaptable system of Stereo Investigator fully controlling the Zeiss ApoTome,” said MBF Bioscience President Jack Glaser.

Meeting face to face with so many customers was rewarding for all in attendance. “We had visitors aged five months to over 80 years old, undergraduates through Nobel Prize winners,” Glaser added. “And we received loads of compliments from users on how much they appreciate our software and tech support.”

Thanks so much to everyone who visited us at our booth and checked out our posters at Neuroscience 2010. If you have any questions about the products or research we presented, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our tech support team is always available to assist you in any way they can.

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Neuroscience 2010: Day 5 – New Software, New Technologies

Today is the fifth and final day of the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting. We’re having a fantastic time talking with our customers, meeting new users, and demonstrating the new software and technologies we’ve worked so hard on at the MBF Bioscience offices this year. If you haven’t yet tried out the new versions of Stereo Investigator and Neurolucida, or looked at our poster abstracts, come visit us at booth 1233 today. We’re hosting our final day of workshops, which include methods of using the Optical Fractionator, AutoNeuron, and Neurolucida Explorer in your research. Come by and ask our scientists, developers, and sales team about our products and posters. We’d love to get your feedback on the new products and technologies we’re presenting at this year’s meeting.

Today’s Workshop Schedule (all times Pacific Standard Time)

10:00-10:30am
Optical Fractionator: Rules for Counting presented by Dr. Jose Maldonado

12:00-12:30pm Practical Strategies for Optimizing Optical Fractionator Sampling presented by Dr. Susan Hendricks

2:00-2:30pm
Automatic Neuron Reconstruction using AutoNeuron presented by Dr. Julie Simpson

4:00 – 4:30pm
Advanced Analysis of Anatomical Regions in Neurolucida Explorer presented by Dr. Dan Peruzzi

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Neuroscience 2010: Day 4 – Face Time

We were impressed by the attendance at yesterday’s poster sessions and workshops. Thanks so much for coming by. If you have any questions, or would like more information on the topics we presented, visit us at booth 1233. Our team of scientists and developers are always on hand to get you the information you need. In fact, the time we spend face to face with our customers at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting is one of the aspects we enjoy most about this event.

Today’s Workshop Schedule (all times Pacific Standard Time)

10:00-10:30am
Advanced Morphological Analysis of Neuronal Structures in Neurolucida Explorer presented by Daniel Peruzzi, Ph.D.

12:00-12:30pm
Exporting Data from Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator presented by Jeffrey Sprenger, M.S.

2:00-2:30pm
Tools for 3D Multi-Imaging Alignment and Montaging presented by Julie Simpson, Ph.D.

4:00-4:30pm
Visualizing and Analyzing Focusable Virtual Slides presented by Susan Hendricks, Ph.D.

Tomorrow’s Workshop Schedule (all times Pacific Standard Time)

10:00-10:30am
Optical Fractionator: Rules for Counting presented by Jose Maldonado, Ph.D.

12:00-12:30pm Practical Strategies for Optimizing Optical Fractionator Sampling presented by Susan Hendricks, Ph.D.

2:00-2:30pm
Automatic Neuron Reconstruction using AutoNeuron presented by Julie Simpson, Ph.D.

4:00 – 4:30pm
Advanced Analysis of Anatomical Regions in Neurolucida Explorer presented by Dan Peruzzi, Ph.D.

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Neuroscience 2010: Day 3 – More Workshops and Poster Presentations

Today is a busy day for MBF Bioscience, with two poster sessions and four more half-hour workshops hosted by our knowledgeable software developers and staff scientists.

Join us this afternoon for demonstrations on two new technologies we developed this year at MBF Bioscience. At 2pm, Dan Peruzzi, Ph.D. presents the poster abstract “Unbiased cell volume estimations in preferentially cut sections with the virtual nucleator” (PPP13/516.18), and at 3pm, Susan Hendricks, Ph.D. presents “3D Image acquisition of an entire mouse coronal section at high magnification using the Biolucida system” (PPP14/516.19).

Get the MBF Bioscience workshop schedule below, and remember to stop by booth 1233 any time for personalized demonstrations and answers to questions you may have about any of our products.

Today’s Workshop Schedule (all times Pacific Standard Time)
10:00-10:30am
Using Stereo Investigator More Efficiently presented by Susan Hendricks, Ph.D.

12:00-12:30pm
Fluorescent Stereology and Offline Analysis presented by Julie Simpson, Ph.D.

2:00-2:30
Exporting Data from Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator presented by Jeffrey Sprenger, M.S.

4:00-4:40pm
Volume Estimation with the Cavalieri Method presented by Jose Maldonado, Ph.D.

Tomorrow’s Workshop Schedule (all times Pacific Standard Time)
10:00-10:30am
Advanced Morphological Analysis of Neuronal Structures in Neurolucida Explorer presented by Daniel Peruzzi, Ph.D.

12:00-12:30pm
Exporting Data from Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator presented by Jeffrey Sprenger, M.S.

2:00-2:30pm
Tools for 3D Multi-Imaging Alignment and Montaging presented by Julie Simpson, Ph.D.

4:00-4:30pm
Visualizing and Analyzing Focusable Virtual Slides presented by Susan Hendricks, Ph.D.

Neuroscience 2010: Day 2 – Let the Workshops Begin

The Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting is one of the highlights of our year. We’re thrilled to once again be among so many of our esteemed colleagues. It was great seeing so many of you yesterday. Today we’re kicking off our four-day program of informative workshops presented by MBF Bioscience staff scientists. Be sure to stop by booth 1233 to learn about 3D neuron tracing, automatic neuron reconstruction, and more!

Today’s Workshop Schedule (all times Pacific Standard Time)

10:00-10:30am
3D Neuron Tracing presented by Daniel Peruzzi, Ph.D.

12:00-12:30pm
Automatic Neuron Reconstruction using AutoNeuron presented by Julie Simpson, Ph.D.

2:00-2:30pm
Densitometry-Analyzing your Autoradiography Film presented by Jose Maldonado, Ph.D.

4:00-4:40pm
Practical Strategies for Optimizing Optical Fractionator Sampling presented by Susan Hendricks, Ph.D.

Tomorrow’s Workshop Schedule (all times Pacific Standard Time)

10:00-10:30am
Using Stereo Investigator More Efficiently presented by Susan Hendricks, Ph.D.

12:00-12:30pm
Fluorescent Stereology and Offline Analysis presented by Julie Simpson, Ph.D.

2:00-2:30
Exporting Data from Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator presented by Jeffrey Sprenger, M.S.

4:00-4:40pm
Volume Estimation with the Cavalieri Method presented by Jose Maldonado, Ph.D.

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