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Nikon Instruments Partners With Koshland Science Museum to Create the Museum's First-Ever 'Microbe Lab'
Date:1/15/2008

be Lab" will be open to the general public on Saturday, January 19. There will be free admission and hands on activities from noon to 6:00 p.m. The day will include learning about ways to control the spread of infectious diseases by participating in a simulation that shows how quickly a disease can spread as well as hands-on activities with the Coolscope.

The Nikon Coolscope is a standalone digital microscope system that requires only a computer mouse and a monitor/projector to begin exploring specimen slides.

The Infectious Disease exhibit features interactive displays providing a rarely seen view of the microbial world. The exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership (SEPA) grant from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health.

About Nikon Instruments Inc.

Nikon Instruments Inc. is a global leader in the development of advanced optical technology. Its product line includes microscopy equipment, digital imaging, precision measuring and semiconductor wafer-handling equipment. Nikon is committed to providing technologically advanced instruments that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Nikon combines state-of-the-art capabilities with innovative designs to produce optically superior, ergonomically friendly products for cutting-edge scientific research, medical and industrial applications. For more information visit the Nikon website at http://www.nikoninstruments.com. Product-related inquiries can be directed to Nikon Instruments at 800-52-NIKON.

About Marian Koshland Science Museum

The Marian Koshland Science Museum is part of the National Academy of Sciences, a private, nonprofit organization.

The mission of the Marian Koshland Science Museum is to engage the general public in current scientific issues that impact their lives. The museum's state-of-the-art exhibits, public
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