Imaging Devices

    PALM CombiSystem by Zeiss

      Laser microdissection and optical tweezers in a single system. PALM CombiSystem combines two non-contact laser technologies in one system. It allows you to precisely microdissect and capture samples of interest and to optically trap small objects, such as living cells.

    Vibrating blade microtome Leica VT1000 S

      Leica’s vibrating microtomes (vibratomes) let you accurately cut tissue without freezing or embedding. These precise instruments maintain cell morphology as well as enzyme and cell activity to provide more viable cells per slice.

    LEICA DM 2500 Confocal Microscope

      With its powerful 100W illumination, high-quality optical performance, andstate of the art accessories, the Leica DM2500 is especially well suited for challenging goals in pathology or biomedicine that require differential interference contrast or high-performance fluorescence.

    3D reconstruction of a 150μm-thick wild type mouse retina injected with a lentiviral vector driving expression of GFP (green) via the cytomegalovirus promoter. Cone cells are labeled with anti-cone opsin antibodies (red). This reconstruction depicts a rod photoreceptor transduced with the lentiviral construct allowing for visualization of rod outer and inner segment, cell body and cellular projections.

    LEICA CM1850 Cryostat
      To prepare biological tissue for observation under a microscope, the tissue is usually cut in thin slices. Most biological tissue is too soft to cut; the knife would push into it and compress it, even if the cutting edge was very sharp. Therefore, the tissue is frozen and sectioned in a cryostat.