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Bio Imaging & Life Science

Bio Imaging & Life Science

Research into the structure and function of biological material is fundamental for our understanding of both the natural world and human anatomy and underpins the field of medical research. Many important features exist on the sub-micrometre scale and necessitate the use of electron microscopy; this is especially true in the field of molecular cell biology, in which accurate interpretation of cell ultrastructure can be a significant challenge. The use of microanalytical techniques, such as EDS and EBSD, provides critical information to complement conventional imaging-based techniques. Oxford Instruments has developed analytical systems that are optimised for applications in the bio and life sciences, improving sensitivity, throughput and broadening the range of biological applications.

Discover how Oxford Instruments can help you:

  • Classify cellular ultrastructure
  • Characterise the structure of biomaterials
  • Determine the effects of climate change


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Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS) for Biology


  • Introduction to EDS 
  • EDS studies in life science
  • Mapping essential elements in biological samples
  • EDS & Biological Sample Preparation Checklist
  • Ultim Extreme Detector 


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Application Examples


Gallery: EDS as an imaging detector

Imaging the chemical constituents of biological tissue adds an extra spectral dimension to your analysis.
Ultrastructural information combined with compositional data.

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