Thermo Fisher scientific at IMC 2018

Thermo Fisher Scientific supplies innovative solutions for electron microscopy and microanalysis. We provide SEMs, TEMs and DualBeam™ FIB/SEMs combined with software suites to take customers from questions to usable data by combining high-resolution imaging with physical, elemental, chemical and electrical analysis across scales and modes—through the broadest sample types.

We are very excited to showcase our wide range of microscopy workflow solutions—and the latest innovations in software and automation that enhance those workflows—at the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19). Visit our booth and ask our technical experts about our demos, presentations, posters and abstracts. Find more information or register below:

Live Demos


We are excited to be able to bring the following products to IMC to perform live demonstrations. If you are interested in seeing something in particular in action, please register in advance for a demo slot. Whether you are in Life Sciences, Materials Science, Semiconductors or another field, our live demos will feature something for every type of researcher.

Glacios Cryo-TEM

Glacios Cryo-TEM

Want to accelerate your cryo-EM Single Particle Analysis research? The Thermo Scientific™ Glacios™ Cryo-TEM delivers a complete, integrated cryo-EM solution for single particle analysis (SPA). Ease-of-use and productivity are essential for making SPA accessible for users at any experience level. This is why recent software developments focus on improving productivity and ease-of-use by adding new automation features and auto-alignments. Stop by and learn from our experts how these new features can enhance your research.

Themis Z TEM

Themis Z TEM

The latest-generation Thermo Scientific™ Themis Z TEM builds on its stunning sub-Angstrom STEM imaging capability with improved imaging performance at low accelerating voltages and advances in spectroscopic capability. Register for a demo on the Themis Z TEM to see the latest developments. (This is a live, remote demo plus video presentation. Instrument will not be on-site at show.)

Prisma E SEM

Prisma E SEM

The Thermo Scientific™ Prisma ESEM is the ideal tool for today’s multi-user laboratories that require all-around performance and ease-of-use. The Prisma ESEM is also future-proof: it covers an extraordinarily wide range of applications with its extensive selection of detectors, in-situ stages, automation packages and environmental mode (ESEM™). The demos at the show will address a range of sample types as well as microanalysis (EDS/EBSD/WDS) for accurate compositional and crystallographic information.

Avizo Software

Avizo software

Thermo Scientific™ Avizo™ Software is an advanced 3D analysis application for exploring and understanding materials’ structures and properties, in a wide range of materials science research areas and for many types of materials (metals and alloys, ceramics, composites and polymers).
Aquilos CRYO-FIB

Aquilos Cryo-FIB

The Thermo Scientific™ Aquilos™ Cryo-FIB is the first cryo-DualBeam™ system dedicated to sample preparation for cryo-electron tomography. The microscope provides structural and cell biologists a tool that allows them to prepare site-specific regions from vitrified cells and create thin, distortion-free windows into the cell’s interior. Thin cryo-lamella samples prepared by the Aquilos Cryo-FIB are transferred to a cryo-transmission electron microscope (cryo-TEM), where a 3D tomographic dataset is acquired.

Amira software

Amira software

Thermo Scientific™ Amira™ Software is an advanced 3D analysis application for exploring and understanding life sciences data. Amira Software enables advanced 3D imaging workflows for specialists in research areas ranging from molecular and cellular biology to neuroscience and bioengineering.
Phenom Pro X

Thermo Scientific Phenom ProX

The Phenom ProX is the fastest high-performance SEM for imaging and analysis. This desktop SEM provides accurate and reliable results for a wide range of applications from materials science and industrial manufacturing to electronics, life sciences and many more. The Phenom ProX has integrated EDX capability for elemental analysis and it can handle samples of up to 1 inch in diameter. The demonstrations will show all imaging and analysis capabilities and give also an introduction to the wide range of software applications that help the user turning data into information.

Phenom XL

Thermo Scientific Phenom XL

The Phenom XL desktop SEM is one of the best compact SEMs in its class for speeding up research and improving product quality control in a wide range of applications. Thanks to the easy sample preparation and the combination of powerful automated software workflows, the Phenom XL is the perfect platform for automation and large samples. The demonstrations will show all imaging and analysis capabilities and also give an introduction to the wide range of software applications that help the user turning data into information.

Phenom New Gen

Phenom new generation

Desktop SEM will never be the same again: The latest generation of Phenom desktop SEM systems will be launched at IMC 2018. This system combines all the good features of the existing Phenom ProX SEM systems with exciting new capabilities. The demonstrations will show all imaging and analysis capabilities and also give an introduction to the wide range of software applications that help the user turning data into information.

In-booth Presentations


IMC Presentation Schedule

Our in-booth theater presentations include dynamic solution-focused presentations on Thermo Fisher’s innovative technologies, software and automation enhancements, and workflow solutions. Participants will be able to engage with and learn directly from technology and application experts.

Note: All presentations will last approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

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Scientific Posters and Presentations

Scientific Posters and Presentations

Presentation Schedule

The microscopy and analysis experts at Thermo Fisher Scientific work to develop all manner of innovative techniques and novel methodologies, many of which will be on display. See our scientific program for a list of Thermo Fisher posters and presentations, along with their times and locations, so you can be sure to learn about our recent research.

Scientific Poster Presentation Schedule

In Congress Workshops


Correlative Multiscale Multimodal Tomography for Materials Science

Date: Monday, September 10 2018
Time: 12:45 – 13:45
Where: Room C4.4, ICC Sydney
Registration: No pre-registration required (walk-in workshop).

Correlative Multiscale Multimodal Tomography (CM2T) is a workflow of spatial registration in two and three of many imaging modalities – light microscopy, electron/ion microscopy, X-Ray tomography, 2D/3D EBSD, EDS, Raman, etc. – that allows various types of information, and at different length scale, to be collected for the same region of interest. In this workshop we use CM2T workflow to investigate cracking in Blown Powder Laser Deposited (BPLD) IN718 coupons using a combination of electron microscopy solutions and a unique, software integrated instrumental environment using inter-linked software.

Cryo-Electron Microscopy Innovation Continues

Date: Tuesday, September 11 2018
Time: 12:45 – 13:45
Where: Room C4.4, ICC Sydney
Registration: No pre-registration required (walk-in workshop).

As Cryo-EM is evolving towards a routine technique, our solutions for Single Particle Analysis feature increased automation, simplified alignments and optical enhancements to drive productivity and ease-of-use for all users. We will also highlight our new online cryo-EM learning platform that features theory, hands-on demonstrations and practical advice. For cryo-electron tomography the Thermo Scientific™ Aquilos™ Cryo-FIB is the first cryo-DualBeam™ dedicated to sample preparation for this workflow. Together with the Leica™ Cryo CLEM™ system, these instruments represent the front-end of the workflow. Our integration of hard and software warrants an easy to use access to this groundbreaking technology..


Product Spotlight

Cryo-Electron Microscopy Single Particle Analysis (Cryo-EM SPA)

Desktop SEM will never be the same again

Something special is coming to IMC19...a phenomenal technology breakthrough that will change the way you think about desktop SEM. It looks and performs like nothing else. Visit our booth to discover the newest innovation in desktop SEM and experience the speed and accuracy for yourself.

Cryo-Electron Microscopy Single Particle Analysis (Cryo-EM SPA)

Cryo-Electron Microscopy Single Particle Analysis (Cryo-EM SPA)

Need to increase your SPA productivity? Productivity and ease-of-use are becoming increasingly critical as SPA evolves toward a routine structural biology technique. At IMC this year, we will introduce new features that support ease-of-use and productivity through increased automation, simplified alignments and optical enhancements. A highlight will be our new Online Cryo-EM School platform that will feature cryo-EM SPA, including both theory and hands-on demos. Visit our demo station to learn more how cryo-EM can accelerate your research today and tomorrow.

Thermo Scientific™ DXR2xi Raman Imaging Microscope

Thermo Scientific DXR 2xi Raman Imaging Microscope

Need to visualize and compare chemical information in one sample? Visually identify unknown particulates without being a spectroscopy expert using the intuitive Thermo Scientific™ DXR™ 2xi Raman Imaging Microscope. Quickly analyze large areas with ultrafast chemical mapping. Real-time chemical imaging visually shows API distribution, polymorphs and crystalline structures. Visual software easily identifies multiple features to compare and contrast contaminants.

Cryo Online School

Online Cryo-EM School

Want to learn cryo-EM? Start here!

In collaboration with Caltech, we are introducing a brand new online learning platform for those who want to learn cryo-electron microscopy Single Particle Analysis (cryo-EM SPA). This fully free-of-charge platform will feature over 50 hours of theoretical lectures and hands-on demonstration videos, supplemented with tests and evaluations that are a great inroad into this exciting Nobel Prize-winning technique.

Cryo EM University


Want to better understand the molecular mechanisms within cells?

Insight into molecular mechanisms in cells is the prerequisite for identifying drug targets as well as potential cures for diseases. Cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) is a new label-free, fixation-free method to visualize native protein complexes in frozen cells with unprecedented resolution. Therefore, it provides an unadulterated view into the cell and is the basis for the advancement in understanding of the molecular machinery. Cryo-ET has provided insights into the cellular mechanisms of ALS, Chorea Huntington and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Cryo-Electron Microscopy Single Particle Analysis (Cryo-EM SPA)

Lumis EBSD Detector for SEMs

The new Lumis EBSD Detector enables ultra-fast collection rates and high-resolution data. Using the latest CMOS sensor technology and a unique phosphor design, the Lumis EBSD Detector is capable of operating at 5 kV and 3 pA for beam-sensitive samples. Patented reverse zoom optics provide optimized EBSP pattern collections. Part of our acclaimed Thermo Scientific™ Pathfinder™ X-ray Microanalysis Software that enables simultaneous measurement of microstructure, crystallography and chemistry.

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Software and automation

Discover the latest innovations in software and automation that enhance our electron microscopy workflows. The latest developments in Thermo Scientific™ MAPS™ Software enable automated multiscale image and EDX acquisition and the correlation of multiple modalities. With the introduction of Thermo Scientific™ AutoTEM™ G4 Software, the highest-quality S/TEM sample preparation is achievable for users of all experience levels in the shortest amount of time. Thanks to a new Python-based scripting engine, Thermo Scientific™ AutoScript™ 4 Software provides a powerful toolbox for users to automate experiments.

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Special Events


Thermo Fisher Scientific IMC Customer Reception

Set sail for a night of food, drinks and fun at the annual Thermo Fisher Scientific Customer Reception.

When: Tuesday, September 11, 7:00–11:00 P.M.
Where: Australian National Maritime Museum

What you need to attend: RSVP below and bring your IMC badge.
What you need to imbibe: Proper ID as proof of age*


We hope to see you Tuesday evening!

* Acceptable ID includes: valid passport; valid U.S. state driver’s license (with photo); valid U.S. state-issued ID card (with photo, name, date of birth, and physical description); or valid United States military ID card. Note that the ID cannot be expired at the time of the event.

Thermo Fisher Careers

Careers at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science

Discover your career at Thermo Fisher. If you are seeking to advance your career and work with an industry leader in microscopy workflows, stop by our booth to discuss open opportunities.

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