Scientific Firsts

tousimis research corporation was one of the first laboratories designed to provide instruments, chemicals, reference standards, and laboratory accessories specifically for the electron microscopy laboratory and X-ray micro analysis research service. Dr. A. J. Tousimis and colleagues have made extraordinary discoveries and reached many milestones in the field of science throughout the years, some before our company was even established. Dr. Tousimis has written two books and authored more than 149 publications. Here are a few of the revolutionary breakthroughs that tousimis research corporation is proud to boast:

1952: Freeze drying of RBC's and bacteria

1952 - 1954: Monitoring of polio virus preparations for proposed vaccine

1954 - 1962: Combined instrumental (TEM, SEM, STEM, EPXMA, analytical ultra-centrifugation, electrophoresis, and X-ray diffraction with biological monitoring in tissue culture cells and experimental animals) and discipline approach in basic medical and biological research

1954 - 1956: Identification of adenoviruses and preparation of vaccine

1956: First experimental laboratory Critical Point Dryer (CPD) introduced

1957: Identification of Feline Rhinotrachitis Virus (FRV)

1957: Introduction of reference standards for X-ray microanalysis

1957 - present: Construction of Electron Probe X-ray Microanalyzer for application in medicine and biology

1957 - present: Introduction of TEM, SEM, and EPXMA to pathology

1958: Identification of Bovine Rhino Trachitis Virus (BRV)

1962 - 1972: Members of staff involved in planning for scientific exploration of the moon

1965: Organized the First National Microanalysis Conference, College Park, Maryland

1965: Introduction of TEM, SEM, & EPXMA research services and Ultra-pure chemicals for TEM, SEM, and EPXMA

1973: Tousimis introduces its first commercially available critical point dryer, the Samdri®-PVT-3

1974: Introduction of the High Vacuum Evaporator (Shadowcaster) Introduction of Sputtering Units (Samsputter and Autosamsputter), updated in 1979 and 1998 Introduction of the Samspin

1979: Introduction of the first commercially available Semi-Automatic and Fully-Automatic critical point dryers. The Autosamdri® is accepted throughout academia and private sector laboratories worldwide.

1983: Introduction of Combination Filter for Critical Point Dryers

1996 - 1997: Introduction of Megasamdri and Automegasamdri for unique applications in advanced microfilm processors

Upcoming Exhibitions and Conferences

Visit us at The Texas Society for Microscopy 52nd annual meeting

Date: February 24 - 25, 2017

Location: Waco Convention Center, Waco, Texas