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Olympus Confocal

Olympus IX-83 Inverted Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
The confocal microscope allows users to acquire, process, and analyze high resolution images.  Its high sensitivity and speed enables acquisition of live cell and tissue imaging.  The Olympus IX-83 is a fully motorized and automated inverted imaging system.  It supports fluorescence observation, high-resolution phase contrast, and long-term, time-lapse imaging.  

The confocal microscope features:

  • High Precision Ultrasonic Stage
  • Z Drift Compensation System
  • Motorized DIC Slider
  • cellSens Deconvolution
  • 6 Lasers, 405 nm. 488 nm,  561 nm, 640 nm, 445 nm, 514nm
  • 6 Detectors
  • 4x, 10x, 20x Objectives
  • 40x and 100x Oil Objectives


Zeiss AxioScan

Zeiss Axio ScanZ.1 Slide Scanner
The automated slide scanner microscope allows users to digitize slides for fluorescence and brightfield.  This scanner can generate a high volume of reproducible data over an extended period of time.  This enclosed system scanner has 25 slide holder trays, each tray has 4 slide slots, so 100 slides can be uploaded to scan. Users can acquire up to 9 spectrally separated fluorescence channels with single band filter sets or digitize up to 5 fluorescence channels by using three filter wheels for excitation, beam splitting and emission.


Leica System

Leica Microdissection System
The laser microdissection microscope allows users to isolate regions of interest from subcellular structures to entire areas of tissue, both contact- and contamination-free. The user manipulates the laser location, defines the region of interest, makes the cut, and the sample drops into the collection tube. This allows for precise, analysis-ready samples.



Bio-Rad ChemiDoc

Bio-Rad ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System
The Bio-Rad ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System allows users to image gel and western blots.  This system uses Smart Tray Technology and Image Lab Touch Software to aid in chemiluminescence and UV/visible fluorescence detection.  It also includes built in acquisition of Stain Free Gels.

The Bio-Rad Trans-Blot Turbo Transfer System provides western blot transfers quickly and efficiently.  Blot transfers occur in as little as 3 minutes and users can customize the transfer conditions.


Bio-Rad CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System
This real-time PCR detection system has 6 channels, optical technology and temperature control that allows for reliable detection of singleplex or multiplex  reactions.