We are always interested in hearing from users about their use of the Em1 around the world. Receiving feedback not only affirms the ability of our microscopes, but more importantly helps us continuously improve our products and innovate using materials and new technology.
I have used several of these microscopes for the medical diagnosis of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths and they perform exceptionally well with very high sensitivity and specificity. In my opinion, this instrument is the only portable compact microscope in the world capable of serious medical use in remote and arduous settings
As a compact and portable field microscope, the Em1 likely has few peers with the same precision, ruggedness, and ease of use. Its compact form factor and innovative design make it unique in the world of microscopes.
The Em1 proved excellent – lightweight, easy to handle and operate in the field and with good optics. As you know, we were anxious to test the Em1 under proper, sometimes adverse, conditions
For a powerful, well-made microscope at a great price, to easily carry to forays etc or even use in the field you need look no further than this amazing unit. I wish the company every success with this remarkable product
My impression from the brief opportunity to use the Em1 is that it is just a fantastic bit of kit! The clarity of the image, ease of light adjustment, focus and scanning the slide were superlative compared to my state of the ark microscope
On the afternoon of 6th November, another colleague - Gibril Bah - who is head of the Clinical Haematology Laboratory and very experienced, took us to the village of Berending some 50 kms from MRC Fajara. There we set up a small table under a large mango tree in the centre of this typical rural Gambian village. I took along some stained slides and settled down to examine them (surrounded by a group of excited village children). Even in this unusual environment, it was easy to see the smallest malaria parasites with the portable mic'. Gibril was anxious to examine the slides and when he did, his excitement at what he saw was a joy to witness. He was very impressed with the clarity of the image and the ease of use for the instrument, despite the very hot weather conditions that day. He continued to express his overall pleasure with the mic' for the next couple of hours!