Previously QBC Diagnostics and the Drucker Company

  • Microscope

    Microscope

    A compound light microscope for use with the ParaLens Advance Microscope Accessory. Objectives not included.

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  • QBC Horizon 755VES Centrifuge (120V, 60Hz)

    QBC Horizon 755VES Centrifuge (120V, 60Hz)

    The 24 place, variable speed, QBC Horizon 755VES Centrifuge is intended for use with the QBC F.A.S.T. Kit with Digestion Solution. Variable speed and horizontal separation for optimal sample quality. 120 V, 60 Hz.

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  • QBC FM Scan

    QBC FM Scan

    The QBC FM Scan is a 5.0 megapixel digital microscope camera designed to capture and record high quality video and still frame micrographs from any light microscope.

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  • Paralens Advance

    Paralens Advance

    Turn any standard light microscope into an affordable fluorescent microscope with the QBC ParaLens Advance.

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  • QBC ParaWorld

    QBC ParaWorld

    The ParaWorld Resource Center is QBC Diagnostics' home for all Fluorescence Microscopy training and literature.

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  • QBC F.A.S.T. AFB Kits

    QBC F.A.S.T. AFB Kits

    The F.A.S.T. AFB Smear Kit is a complete AFB staining system that can process smears for review in just 3 minutes.

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  • QBC F.A.S.T. Malaria Stain

    QBC F.A.S.T. Malaria Stain

    QBC F.A.S.T. Malaria Stain can detect, quantify, and speciate malaria in a patient blood sample in as little as 1 minute on both thick and thin smear slides.

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Fluorescent Microscopy Products

The ParaLens Advance, is a fluorescence microscopy attachment that turns any light microscope into a powerful diagnostic tool for use in a range of clinical and research applications. With its patent-pending design, the ParaLens Advance is easier to use and less expensive than a conventional fluorescent microscope, making it an excellent choice for users trying to make the most of their equipment budget, or anyone else desiring simplicity and convenience.

How It Works

The ParaLens Advance attaches to any compound light microscope as an objective. A number of adapters are available for those few microscopes that do not use RMS threading. A detachable filter fits in the body of the Paralens Advance and is securely held in place with powerful magnets. An LED light source connects to the filter arm with a simple turn of a screw. To conduct fluorescence microscopy screening, a sample is first treated with a fluorescent dye. When the LED light is directed onto the stained sample, the sample becomes excited and emits light of a new wavelength.

Applications

Use Drucker Diagnostics’ Paralens Advance for a wide range of applications. The complete system weighs less than eight pounds and conveniently fits into a small durable hard shell carrying case. The ParaLens Advance when used with fluorescence staining provides an ideal and cost effective tool for research, fieldwork and diagnosis of tropical diseases, including:

  • Malaria : LED fluorescence staining is a fast and easy way to test for malaria caused by plasmodium parasites. Drucker Diagnostics offers the following product for malaria testing: the Malaria Test Kit with pre-stained sample tubes.
  • Tuberculosis: Test for TB and other acid-fast bacteria using a QBC F.A.S.T. AFB Kit. Recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), Fluoresence Microscopy is quickly becoming the method of choice for detecting acid fast bacteria. The F.A.S.T. AFB Kit follows the recommended WHO guidelines and quickly provides accurate identification of TB from a sputum sample in just three minutes.
  • Other Diseases: The Paralens Advance can also be used to screen for a range of other diseases, including filariasis, blastocystis, babesiosis and Lyme Disease. For more information, contact the Drucker Diagnostics sales team directly.


Get Started With the ParaLens Advance Today

A portable, easy-to-use alternative to more expensive fluorescent microscopes, the ParaLens Advance can be found in the front lines of the fight against malaria and other tropical diseases. It is equally at home in clinical and research settings, and it features a range of customization options to meet the needs of any user. To learn more, contact our team today.