Andrew Mount, Ph.D., was instrumental in developing the project in collaboration with Nikon and will lead a six-member research group at the facility.
The microscope package is valued at $620,000, toward which Nikon made an in-kind donation. Clemson University entities supporting the center with funds include the Office of Research and Economic Development; Public Service Activities; the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; the biological sciences department and individual research faculty.
ABOUT NIKON INSTRUMENTS INC.
Nikon Instruments Inc. is a world leader in the development and manufacture of optical- and digital-imaging technology for biomedical and industrial applications. Now in its 90th year, Nikon provides complete optical systems that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Cutting-edge instruments include microscopes, precision measuring equipment, digital imaging products and software. Nikon Instruments is the microscopy and instrumentation arm of Nikon Corp., the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo-imaging technology. For more information, visit http://www.nikoninstruments.com/. Product-related inquiries may be directed to Nikon Instruments at 800-52-NIKON.
ABOUT CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
Clemson University, in Clemson, S.C., is a science- and
technology-oriented research university ranked among the nation's top 25
public institutions. Since 2001, Clemson has doubled external research
funding, raised the academic profile of the student body, increased
retention and graduation rates, launched high-profile economic development
initiatives and has earned national accolades, including being named TIME
magazine's Public College of the Year. Despite record applications, Clemson
manages enrollment to maintain small classes and lo
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