Mass Spectrometry Imaging Device

DESI XS Model - Opened Lid

Prior worked with a global corporation to re-engineer their market-leading mass spectrometry imaging source. ...Read more

Our clients wanted to offer their customers reliable, rapid imaging, with exceptional quality in a robust system that was easy to set up and maintain. As precise positioning was essential, Prior incorporated a cutting-edge stepper motor stage, which was customized to allow for different holder types. A partially sealed housing provided the unit with a modern design aesthetic and a number of practical benefits. These included increased stability, reduced atmospheric interference with the imaging process, and also met health and safety requirements.

5 axis Robotic slide loader

Easy transfer of slides

A five axis (X, Y and Z, Theta, and Gripper) robotic slide loader was built for a client to integrate into their own imaging system. ...Read more

Slides were rapidly yet precisely loaded and unloaded onto the stage. Prior Scientific worked closely with the end user to seamlessly integrate the robotic loader into their automated image acquisition software.

Nanoparticle characterisation system

Automated nanoparticle

Prior Scientific developed and manufactured multiple systems designed to characterize nanoparticle size and concentration on a particle by particle basis. ...Read more

Fluorescence capability was built into both systems to allow for the detection of labelled particles. The system was designed to be as automated as possible, with automatic sample loading and washing, saving valuable researcher time. As demand for these units was elastic, Prior Scientific liaised closely with the customer to deliver the necessary units on time without burdening the customer with excess stock, regardless of the quantities required.

Low cost inverted microscope

Low cost inverted XYZ

Prior’s experience and knowledge in the fields of microscopy, optics and precision positioning have enabled us to develop several low cost inverted microscopes. ...Read more

By understanding the customer's application and precise requirements, Prior is able to offer the same quality of imaging as some major microscope manufacturers. One of our customized inverted microscope systems has XYZ automated precision positioning and an integrated six position filter wheel, in addition to high quality illumination and optics.

Fibre Optic Inspection Microscope

Fibre Optic Inspection Microscope

Our customer required a cost effective solution to visually inspect large volumes of fiber optic connections. ...Read more

Prior’s engineers created an easy to use handheld microscope, customized to meet the customer’s exact needs. Considerable numbers were manufactured to meet the high levels of customer demand.

Automated imaging platform for multiple slides

Automated imaging platform for multiple slides

A complete instrument for rapid, automated digital imaging of multiple standard slides. ...Read more

Built by Prior Scientific for a scientific instrumentation company, this system includes a precision motorized XY positioning stage, a Z focus, and a two position automated nosepiece, in addition to 4 channel LED illumination and a camera. Our customer obtained an entire ready to use precision instrument designed to their specifications and manufactured in quantities to meet their needs.

Inverted microscope with transfer capability

Cell transfer between samples

This customized inverted microscope was built around the customer’s filter cube and objective with XYZ automated precision movement. ...Read more

A gantry axis was constructed to allow the easy and rapid transfer of samples, thereby increasing the image acquisition rate.