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Agar Express September 2017 - new LED Light Source, magnifiers, TSI AirPro Velocity Meters with mobile app, the Agar demo room & more

Agar Express September 2017September 2017

This month we're pleased to introduce the very latest LED Light Source from Photonic, new table-top and head-band magnifiers, the new TSI AirPro Velocity Meters with mobile app, the Agar demo room & diary updates for the Autumn.

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Agar Express August 2017 - new Silicon AFM probes, high-brightness Ringlight for LM, Ultrasonic cleaners & more

Agar Express July 2017 - focus on SEMAugust 2017

This month we introduce a new generation of Silicon AFM probes, a new fully-integrated, high-brightness Ringlight for LM, new Ultrasonic cleaners and cleaning solutions, plus a new batch of special offers!

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Agar Express July 2017 - focus on SEM

Agar Express July 2017 - focus on SEMJuly 2017

This month we focus on SEM with new highly conductive tapes and tabs, a new stub holder block, new SEM stubs and mounts, the EasiShaper for quick & precise carbon rod shaping, plus a look back at mmc2017.

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Agar Express June 2017 - mmc2017 approaches!

Agar Express June 2017 - mmc2017 approaches!June 2017

With the mmc2017 exhibition, running from 4th to 6th July in Manchester UK, fast approaching we have further details of the show and our stand 815 - we hope to see you there!

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2017 SEMT Meeting

Cryo Microscopy GroupThis year's SEMT One Day Meeting will take place at the Natural History Museum on the 6th of December 2017. This meeting provides opportunities for researchers, scientists, students and industry to network, keep up-to-date with research in microscopy and technique methodologies, as well as providing a platform for collaborations. The RMS beginners competition will also be hosted. We look forward to meeting you there!

semt.org.uk

 

Cryo Microscopy Group 2017 Meeting

Cryo Microscopy GroupThe 2017 CMG Meeting is to be held at University of Birmingham on Wednesday 15th November, 2017. We look forward to meeting you there!

cryomicroscopygroup.org.uk

 

45th Scottish Microscopy Group Symposium

45th Scottish Microscopy Group SymposiumThe 45th meeting of the Scottish Microscopy Group (SMG) will be held in the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, 22nd November 2017. We look forward to meeting you there!

scottishmicroscopygroup.org.uk

 

 

mmc2017

MMC2017June update

The Microscience Microscopy Congress 2017 is set to be as big and as bold as ever with six parallel conference sessions, an exhibition with more than 100 companies represented, and a brilliant selection of features such as pre-event workshops and turn-up-and-learn training opportunities.

The exhibition runs from 4th to 6th July, Manchester, UK - you will be most welcome to join us at Stand 815.

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Agar Express May 2017 - we launch our new demo lab, plans for mmc2017 and more...

Agar Express May 2017 - we launch our new demo lab, plans for mmc2017 and more...May 2017

This month we are pleased to launch our new demo lab where we have equipment set up ready for demonstration, we also have more details of our plans for this year's mmc2017, also MIDSEM 2017 plus a photo opportunity from our 2017 Distributor conference!

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mmc2017

MMC2017The Microscience Microscopy Congress 2017 is set to be as big and as bold as ever with six parallel conference sessions, an exhibition with more than 100 companies represented, and a brilliant selection of features such as pre-event workshops and turn-up-and-learn training opportunities.

Make a date in your diary for 2017: 3rd to 6th July, Manchester, UK. We're at stand 815 and we'll look forward to meeting you there!

More information about the show can be found at: mmc-series.org.uk

 

Agar Express April 2017 - a large chamber carbon coater, additional Meiji microscopes & more

Agar Express - April 2017 - a large chamber carbon coater, additional Meiji microscopes & moreApril 2017

In this month's newsletter we introduce a new large chamber option for Agar's Carbon Coaters, additional Meiji microscopes, an expanded range of polishing & grinding materials plus BioWave workshops at MMC2017.

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Agar Express March 2017 - 10% discount for all TSI instruments, a new range of light microscopes & more

Agar Express - March 2017 - 10% discount for all TSI instruments, a new range of light microscopes & moreMarch 2017

In Agar Scientific's March newsletter we have an exclusive 10% discount on all TSI airflow testing and monitor instruments; we introduce the range of lab microscopes from Meiji Techno plus an update for Diatome Diamond Knives.

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Agar Express February 2017 - join our AFSEM webinar, plus the new Labcut 300E abrasive cutting machine and discs

Agar Express - February 2017 - join our AFSEM webinar, plus the new Labcut 300E abrasive cutting machine and discsFebruary 2017

In Agar Scientific's February newsletter we have an interesting webinar opportunity to learn about correlative AFM-SEM-EDX analysis, along with the new Labcut 300E manual abrasive cutting machine with complementary range of abrasives cut-off discs.

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Agar Express January 2017 - this month, latest design BioWave microwave tissue processing & more...

Agar Express - January 2017 - this month, latest design BioWave microwave tissue processing & more...January 2017

Welcome to the first newsletter of the New Year! This month we're pleased to introduce the latest design of BioWave, a sophisticated tissue processing system, along with a service department update and a diary date for mmc2017.

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Agar Express December 2016 - Labpol 12, a versatile robust polisher/grinder, EM maintainance and repair service update, an introduction to Tim Ecclestone and more…

Agar Scientific's December 16 newsletter December 2016

In this month's newsletter we have the Labpol 12 - a versatile robust polisher/grinder, an update for our new maintenance and repair service for EM equipment, an introduction to Tim Ecclestone our new UK Sales Manager and, of course, our Season Greetings!

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Agar Express October 2016 - our new maintenance & repair service, TSI airflow instruments, specimen preparation accessories and more...

Agar Scientific's October 16 newsletter October 2016

Agar Scientific's October newsletter introduces our new maintenance and repair service for EM lab equipment. Also featured are the TSI airflow instruments together with an expanded range of polisher/grinder accessories for specimen preparation. Along with the usual diary update!

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Agar Express July 2016 - new Polisher Grinders for EM, a combined Vacuum coater system, Silicon nitride support membranes arrays and more...

Agar Scientific's July 2016 newsletterJuly 2016

Agar Scientific's July newsletter has the latest additions to our competitively priced specimen preparation equipment, a combined Vacuum coater system for SEM, an update on the Silicon nitride support membranes arrays - and more!

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Agar Express June 2016 - introducing AFSEM, combining the best of AFM & SEM and more…

June 2016

This month's newsletter includes our latest new products; the new AFSEM - combining the best of AFM and SEM, SliceMaster sample preparation tools with new accessories, GSR and particle analysis calibration kit along with dates for your diary.

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Management buyout at Agar Scientific!

Management buyout at Agar Scientific!23rd May 2016

The management team at microscopy consumables company Agar Scientific Ltd. is delighted to announce the successful completion of a management buyout of the business from Elektron Technology PLC.

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Agar Express April 2016 - the new iMicro Nanoindenter System, reduced pricing for the Geller magnification references and more...

April 2016

In this month's Newsletter we have the new iMicro Nanoindenter System for loads up to 1000mN, reduced pricing for the Geller magnification references, the Slide Drying Hotplates are now back in full production plus the latest additions to our comprehensive range of low cost magnifiers and loupes.

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Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) Meeting

April 2016

Agar Scientific will be attending the Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) Meeting, 6-7th July at the University of Warwick, Coventry. We look forward to meeting you there!

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Agar Express April 2016 - new 8mm diameter pin stubs, new Biopunch coring tools and more...

April 2016

In this month's Newsletter we have new 8mm diameter pin stubs, new Biopunch coring tools, new Eclipse precision & analytical balances, new self-sensing silicon cantilever probes with integrated piezo-resistor bridge and thermal heater, and a special offer on our desiccator cabinets. Another busy month! Read more... 

 

Agar Express - new optical microscope from Olympus, new diamond wire saws, further WiFi/USB microscopes and more...

March 2016

This month's newsletter includes the latest new products, with a new optical microscope from Olympus, new diamond wire saws, further WiFi/USB microscopes and ultrasonic cleaning baths. Read more...


The 16th European Microscopy Congress - Lyon Convention Centre 28th August to 2nd September

February 2016

The EMC is held every four years under the auspices of the EMS. Since 2004, the European Conference has covered all types of microscopy and techniques from optics to electronic. With an increasing number of delegates participating, not only from the European microscopy community but also from further afield, EMC2016 is a truly global event.

There's an extensive programme presentations planned including plenary talks and workshops for life sciences, instrumentation and methods and materials science. And Agar Scientific will be there too!

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Agar Express - new self-sensing Cantilever probes, new tweezers and more...

Agar Express - December 2015December 2015

Seasons greeting from the Agar Team! This month's Newsletter includes; new, Self-Sensing Cantilever Probes with no laser requirement, a reminder that Kodak film for TEM is still available, new additions to Agar Scientific range of Precision Tweezers, upcoming exhibitions at SEMT 2015 Meeting - 16th December and RMS Meetings - 12th & 13th January 2016 plus a note regarding UK VAT Exempt ordering online. Read more...

 

Agar Express - discount on pin stubs, new slide boxes and more...

Agar Express - November 2015November 2015

This month's Newsletter includes; discounted 1/2" Aluminium pin stubs, new microscope slide storage boxes, new specimen punches, new Swiss made spatulas and probes, special offer for Wafer Tweezers. Read more...

 

 

 

Agar Express - new excellent value high magnification USB microscope, 10% discount of the complete Dust-Off range and more...

Agar Express - October 2015October 2015

This month's Newsletter we have a new excellent value high magnification USB microscope, our popular SEM Consumable Kits are now available without Hazardous items, 10% discount on the complete Dust-Off range of high quality compressed-gas dusters and we introduce our new Distributor in Austria - FIAS. Read more...

 

 

 

Agar Express - Agar Scientific welcomes the TSI product family  

Agar Express - September 2015September 2015

We welcome the TSI product family into the Agar Scientific eCommerce catalogue. Initially we are offering a range of precision air pressure and flow measurement instruments from the TSI range including the Alnor® AirGard® Lab Hood Monitors which indicate safe levels of air flow in laboratory fume hoods. Read more...

 

 

 

Agar Express - 10% discount on all ATC Chillers and more... 


Agar Express - August 2015August 2015

With summer in full swing and everyone enjoying the warm weather we have a 'cool' offer on our ATC Chiller range as well as other new products! Read more...

 

 

 

Agar Express - SEM Consumables Kit, new Tissue Processing System and more ... 

Agar Express - July 2015July 2015

In case you missed our latest Agar Newsletter please click here for all details.

 

 

 
 

Introducing our new SEM: cutting-edge technology means no-compromise quality control

Introducing our new SEM: cutting-edge technology means no-compromise quality controlFebruary 2015

We’re very proud to introduce the latest member of our team! Our brand-new TESCAN Vega3 SBH scanning electronic microscope is now installed and fully operational at Agar headquarters. Read more...

 

AGAR EXPRESS - 10% off Athene grids 

November 2014

Agar Express - November 201410% off Athene grids; Agar Scientific partners NanoScope Services to offer FIB-prepared, ultra-thin sections; new plastic labware; technical questions; H&E Part One: History, Background and Solutions and more... 

 

AGAR EXPRESS - SPECIAL OFFERS FOR THE NEW TERM - 10% off ADAM EQUIPMENT

September 2014

10% Adam Equipment balances and scales; "If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Except microscopy samples" the first in a series of interesting LM Specimen Preparation blogs; the new HookUpz Universal smart phone adapter and much more...

 


Agar Express - a new term, new products and a new Paul!

Meet Paul BalasAugust 2014

50% off selected Apertures, the new VacuShut air-tight shuttle, a new specimen rotator, Meet Paul Balaş, our new Technical Sales Manager and much more...

 
 

NEW - Adam balances and scales now available from Agar Scientific - with 10% off introductory offer!

Adam balances and scalesMarch 2014

Agar Scientific is now a supplier of Adam Equipment’s range of precision balances and scales and, to celebrate, we are offering customers a 10% introductory discount on all orders from now until the 30th April 2014.

Adam Equipment has been producing weighing scales, balances and mass measuring equipment for over 40 years, and is ISO 9001-2008 and NMO accredited to certify scales and balances for trade use. To claim your introductory discount, simply order before 30th April 2014, quoting offer code ADAM0014 at check out. Read more...

 

NEW Photonic lighting system

March 2014

In microscopy, cold light sources are essential pieces of equipment for optimally illuminating specimens under examination. Photonic’s fibre optic lighting is a highly innovative lighting system, designed specifically to fulfil complex scientific and engineering needs. The LED light sources are compatible with any Photonic fibre optic light guide, providing a huge range of possible. Read more...

 

Agar express - March 2014 - Special offers for St Patrick's day!

March 2014

Agar Express - March 2014Agar Scientific's news update includes; Adam balances and scales now available from Agar Scientific, Meet... Anna Mizzi - Grid Lab Technician, the new Photonic lighting system, special offers - this month safety products, Lynne Joyce retires from Agar, Technical Datasheets, and reduced overseas shipping rates. Read more...

 

This month’s special offers; safety products

March 2014

This month, the focus is on health and safety, and a number of products – cleaning agents, gloves and chemical binders for liquid spills – have been added to our current range of offers.

 

Meet… Anna Mizzi - Grid Lab Technician, Agar Scientific

Anna joined Agar Scientific 24 years ago as part of the production laboratory team. We caught up with Anna on the eve of her retirement, as she talked about her time at Agar and her plans for the future. Read more...

  

Lynne Joyce retires from Agar Scientific

Lynne Joyce March 2014

Microscopy & Analysis raises a glass to Lynne's distinguished career and her outstanding services to microscopy.

We wish Lynne all the best and look forward to keeping in touch.

  

Agar express - February 2014 - Love your Lab!

February 2014

Agar Scientific's news update, including some very special 'Valentine' offers! Read more...

  

Meet... Carole Noel - Lab Technician, Agar Scientific

Carole joined Agar Scientific in 2013 as part of the specimen laboratory team. Read more...

  

The Electron Microscopy Laboratory at the University of Reading uses Agar as a “one-stop-shop” for accessories for their facility

January 2014

The Electron Microscopy Laboratory is a central facility for the University of Reading, housing 2 SEMs, 2 TEMs and a comprehensive suite of specimen preparation equipment.  Read more...

  

The CRANN Institute of Trinity College Dublin applies Kleindiek manipulators for electrical probing experiments

January 2014

In partnership with German manufacturers, Kleindiek Nanotechnik, Agar has supplied manipulation systems for electrical probing to a variety of customers in the UK and Ireland. One such group is the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory at the CRANN Institute at Trinity College Dublin. Read more...

  

Agar express - November 2013

November 2013

Agar Express - November 2013

10% off Agar Filaments!

Agar Scientific news update featuring; expanded filament production at our Stansted Laboratory with a 10% discount for online orders up to 31st January 2014, the new range of data loggers plus up and coming events. Read more...


 

Agar has expanded filament production at their Stansted HQ

September 2013

Agar Scientific has a world-renowned reputation for the manufacture and supply of replacement filaments for many of the world's leading makes of electron microscopes. Now back in production are new and re-filamented, JEOL K Type filaments. Read more...

 
 

Agar Scientific launches ultrathin high-strength graphene oxide support films for TEM

September 2013

Ultrathin high-strength graphene oxide support films for TEMAgar Scientific has launched a new range of ultrathin graphene oxide support films that have been developed in collaboration with Dr Neil Wilson at the Microscopy Group in the Physics Department at the University of Warwick, UK. Read more...

   

Agar announces the launch of our new web site offering full eCommerce capability

August, 2013

Agar Scientific has launched its new eCommerce enabled web site. As well as providing the latest microscopy news about accessories and consumables, the site now also offers customers full purchasing capability – a site that delivers useful, current content digitally online.

This new website presents visitors with comprehensive and current information on all products together with availability, delivery options and prices to enable straightforward online ordering of materials for their laboratory. Visitors can now request online quotations. This has been specifically tailored for education/research departments where detailed purchase requisitions are frequently required prior to ordering.

As would be expected, the new site brings visitors the latest news about new products, special offers including end of line bargains. It also offers sign-up for Agar news and electronic newsletters, particularly for exclusive offers.

Agar's Technical Sales Manager is excited about the new site. "it is packed full of products and accessories to help visitors with all their microscopy requirements and new features to help customers find, order and receive what they need more quickly and efficiently than ever before. We are now more able to meet the urgent needs of those working in biological and material science related fields."

Microscopy supplies at your fingertips!

 

Agar provides improved standards for AFM with Geller NIST and NPL-traceable calibration samples

1st March, 2013

Agar provides improved standards for AFM with Geller NIST and NPL-traceable calibration samplesAs a leading supplier of accessories for microscopy, Agar Scientific has long been known for the quality of its wide range of calibration standards for Electron Microscopy.

For AFM users, the Geller reference standards MRS-3, 4 and 6 are a series of high quality standards that are NIST/NPL traceable. They allow the accurate calibration of scanning probe instruments such as STM and AFM. The magnification range is from ~10X to 1,000,000X. The copyrighted pattern... read more...

  

Diatome’s latest range of diamond knives is available from Agar Scientific

1st November, 2012

Diatome’s latest range of diamond knives is available from Agar ScientificAgar Scientific, a leading supplier of microscopy accessories and consumables, is excited to provide the latest products from the world-leading brand of diamond knives, Diatome.

We have been serving microscopists with the supply of accessories and consumables for forty years while Diatome has been the leading brand of diamond knives for even longer. As a major distributor we are pleased to continue our long association with Diatome offering both new and... read more...

 

Agar Scientific rewards imaging ability at emc2012

9th October, 2012


Agar Scientific rewards imaging ability at emc2012We recently took part in the UK’s largest ever microscopy event – emc2012, the 15th European Microscopy Congress. Here, the company reports on results of two microscopy imaging competitions.

We have been serving microscopists with the supply of accessories and consumables for forty years. In celebration of this anniversary, we ran a photographic competition at the European Microscopy Congress in Manchester. Entrants were given the opportunity to test their knowledge and... read more...

 

Agar Scientific highlights SMART TEM Grids from Dune Sciences for research applications

Stansted, 3rd July, 2012

Agar Scientific highlights SMART TEM Grids from Dune Sciences for research applicationsHere, we report on the SMART Grids™ for TEM work developed and manufactured by Dune Sciences.

We are a market leader in the supply of high quality accessories to assist with sample handling for the microscopy market serving a very broad range of application areas.

Successful Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) depends upon the quality of the specimen prepared and... read more...

 

Agar Scientific announces new highly concentrated colloidal gold for research applications

March 20th, 2012

Agar Scientific announces new highly concentrated colloidal gold for research applicationsWe are proud to announce a new range of highly concentrated gold colloidal nanoparticles from British Biocell International (BBI).

BBI originally developed their gold colloid range to be used as immunohistochemistry bio markers. 20nm gold colloid is ideal for use in light microscopy whilst 5nm and 10nm particles are more suited for use within electron microscopy. Researchers in the electronics and environmental industries have also embraced the unique... read more...

 

Agar Scientific offers broad range of substrates for SPM use

8th March 2011

Agar Scientific offers broad range of substrates for SPM useWe are pleased to announce our broad range of sample substrates for use by the SPM community.

SPM researchers are often faced with the challenge of obtaining substrates for their work quickly and cost-effectively. We offer an easy, one-stop solution, offering a broad range of different materials to the needs of applications from biology and the life sciences through to the materials sciences.

HOPG and mica have long been used in the SPM community, not only for mounting samples but also for... read more...

 

Agar Scientific announces the availability of SMART Grids from Dune Sciences Inc.

SMART Grids from Dune Sciences IncFebruary 1st, 2011

We are delighted to announce our appointment, by Dune Sciences, for the supply of SMART Grids™ to simplify nano- and bioanalysis sample preparation.

SMART Grids set new standards for accurate, reproducible, and simple sample preparation for TEM, SEM and AFM. Applying surface chemistry, SMART Grids characterisation substrates capture both biological and nanomaterials through attraction or self-assembly enabling unprecedented opportunities for integrative analysis and processing. SMART Grids are tools for enhanced analytical characterisation and the development of new nanoscale materials.

For the first time, this cross-disciplinary tool integrates the combined capabilities of electron microscopy and... read more...