Instruments

Nikon Eclipse E800

An upright fluorescence/bright-field equipped with "Micro Color", liquid crystal tunable RGB filter for true-color imaging. The system is equipped with a Retiga1300 CCD camera (Q-Imaging) and uses QCapture as basic acquisition software. Good for histology-stained specimens.

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Zeiss Axiovert 200M

An inverted fluorescence microscope with motorized Z-axis acquisition and a filter wheel with DAPI, GFP, Texas Red and bright field. The system is equipped with sensitive Retiga-SRV (Q-Imaging) CCD camera for high resolution/low-light detection. Good for fixed cell specimens and chromosome/karyo-type imaging.

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Zeiss LSM510 META (Inverted)

A laser scanning system built on an Axiovert 200M microscope stand equipped with a high-precision motorized XY stage, with "Mark & Find" functions. The system has four Zeiss objective lenses, three single channel PMT detectors and META, a polychromatic 32-channel detector for spectral imaging/emission fingerprinting. The system is equipped with 4 lasers from visible to far red excitation range.

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Zeiss LSM510 META (Upright)

A new addition to Imaging Core in 2013. This second confocal laser scanning system is built on an AxioImager, upright microscope stand with a touch screen display panel and a high-precision piezodrive motorized stage, with "Mark & Find" functions. The system has five Zeiss objective lenses, three single channel PMT detectors and META, a polychromatic 32-channel detector for spectral imaging/emission fingerprinting. The system is equipped with 4 lasers from visible to far red excitation range.

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Zeiss Observer Z1

An advanced inverted fluorescence microscope with motorized stage and two AxioCam cameras. A long lasting 200 watt metal arc lamp illumination source known for its extended transmission in UV and IR. There are four fluorescence filter sets for multi-fluorescence imaging. Selection of objective lenses suitable for live cell imaging through a culture dish.

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Zeiss P.A.L.M., the Microbeam

An inverted fluorescent microscope Axiovert 200M equipped with laser micro-dissecting module for contact-free and contamination-free specimen capture from archival material to living cells. The system has four objective lenses and two illumination sources for bright-field and epifluorescence for specimen viewing.

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