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Reviewing the top 10 innovations for 2021

Written by Tristan Free (Digital Editor)

As 2021 draws to a close, The Scientist has published its top 10 technical innovations in biotechnology, as selected by an independent panel of judges. Here, we summarize the winners and highlight our recent coverage of these topics on BioTechniques.com throughout the year.   Mesmerizing microscopy and impressive imaging The 2g miniaturized microscope nVue, from Inscopix (CA, USA), took the top spot on the list. The fluorescence-dependant microscope can monitor neuronal activity in the brains of living organisms from two different neuronal cell types. What’s more, the implantable microscope can image deeper tissues than similar head-mountable mini-microscopes that are limited to investigating activity in the surface of the cortex.  The nVue system was primarily selected due to its ability to simultaneously study cell populations of live...

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