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Nobel prize Chemistry 2014 awarded for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy

Wednesday 08 of October, 2014
Ernst Abbe's formula for the diffraction limit, set in stone at a monument in Jena. Source: Wikpedia Creative Commons.
Ernst Abbe's formula for the diffraction limit, set in stone at a monument in Jena. Source: Wikpedia Creative Commons.
Stefan W. Hell, Eric Betzig, and William E. Moerner have been awarded the Nobel prize of Chemistry (2014) for developing microscopy techniques that beat the traditional optical resolution limit. Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) and singe-molecule microscopy has a huge impact on fluorescence optical microscopy related research, allowing scientist to see more detail of their fluorescent labeled objects (see movie below).

SVI with Hans van der Voort, founder of SVI and co-author on several publications with Stefan Hell, congratulate him, and Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner with this big achievement!



A small selection of amazing Huygens deconvolution results on biological STED data is shown in this STED Gallery

SVI Huygens founded 20 years ago

Thursday 04 of September, 2014
We want to thank first and foremost all our customers for making it possible to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

Started on September 1, 1994 by Hans van der Voort, SVI has grown steadily ever since thanks to an also steadily growing number of very loyal customers.
Their input has always been leading for our innovations and development.

So we want to thank them in particular for making this special event possible.
We'll keep on listening carefully to them while making the best possible imaging and deconvolution software for microscopic data based on our mutual expertise.






Submit your article for the SVI list of References

Thursday 24 of April, 2014
We invite all Huygens users to send us information on their publications for which the Huygens software was used. We will share this information with all Huygens users by posting a link to your publications on our list of references. Your experience with Huygens is highly appreciated.

You can use this form to provide us with the relevant information. A login is required. If you do not have a login account yet, you can register at the top-right of this web page.

Of course you are also welcome to submit images produced by Huygens, by contacting infoImage .

We thank you in advance for sharing your work with us and our users.

The SVI team

Demo of Huygens Titan at FOM2014

Friday 11 of April, 2014
The upcoming Huygens Titan, our new image search robot/engine, will be demo-ed at the FOM2014 (booth 31).

Our colleagues Remko Dijkstra and Gerhard Burger will be more than happy to show you the new Huygens TITAN.
Gerhard is one of the main software developers of the Titan and will be happy to hear any suggestions on how to improve this great new piece of software - that can work as a front-end for Huygens Essential, Professional and HRM, but also other image processing softwares.

For more information see http://www.svi.nl/HuygensTitan

SVI moves to a new office

Wednesday 26 of February, 2014
SVI is moving to a new office this week. Phone, faxnumbers and address will stay the same!

Image Contest Winner 2013 published by NewScientist

Tuesday 21 of January, 2014
The popular international science magazine NewScientist, selected the winner of the Huygens Image Contest 2013 as the 'Picture of the Day'!

The image was acquired and processed with the Huygens software by Ms. Karin Panser of the group of Andrew Straw at the IMP Vienna (Austria). It represents structures called ommatidia that make up the compound eye of Drosophila melanogaster.

The image was selected by the SVI staff for the Huygens Image Contest 2013 and receives now worldwide attention in NewScientist ( see here ).

The beautiful image of Karin Panser also received attention from the Austria Life Science Branch and from the IMP Vienna.

An overview of the prize winners and their images can be see here.

Windows XP will not be supported anymore by Microsoft and SVI

Monday 20 of January, 2014
From April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide updates for their operating system Windows XP and Office 2003.

More information can be found on this Microsoft webpage

This means that there will be no new security updates, bugfixes or Microsoft technical support from that day and your computer will be more vulnerable to security risks.

Many independent software and hardware companies have stopped supporting Windows XP from 2011/2012 on-wards. SVI has supported Huygens for Windows XP until version 4.4 (release date December 2013). From Huygens 4.5, we also no longer support Windows XP.

Thus, we strongly advise all our users to stop using Windows XP before April 8, 2014 and to move to another (more recent) operating system.

You can contact us for hardware/OS advise at infoImage . For more information on platforms supported by Huygens see here.

ND2 File Format of Nikon now supported

Wednesday 18 of December, 2013
We have implemented a Nikon ND2 File Format reader in Huygens version 4.5
This ND2 file format reader is still a test version because some metadata is not correctly extracted due to incomplete documentation of this file format type. We encourage users to send us their ND2 files so that we can further optimize this file reader.

File uploading can be done www.svi.nl/Upload
Please provide the image parameters with the upload or send it separately by email to supportImage .

The SVI team

Huygens 4.5 released!

Monday 16 of December, 2013
Scientific Volume Imaging proudly announces the release of Huygens Software version 4.5 with a lot of new features and option extensions, including Nikon ND2 file format support, STED 3X deconvolution and chromatic shift correction in batch mode.

Further details about this new Huygens version can be found here: http://www.svi.nl/WhatsNew



Getting the software

Huygens 4.5 can be downloaded from http://www.svi.nl/download.

Customers that have a valid maintenance contract have automatically received their new licenses in a separate email. If you did not receive your license(s) or have any questions, please contact us at salesImage .

If you would like to have a look at the latest options, please contact
licenseImage for a free trial license.


Contact Information

Scientific Volume Imaging B.V.

Laapersveld 63
1213 VB Hilversum
The Netherlands


Phone: +31 (0)35 64216 26
Fax: +31 (0)35 683 7971
E-mail: info at svi.nl

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