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TILL Photonics iMic TIRF System

This microscope has a unique design, allowing for a great deal of customization of the sample space and experimental design. The system is designed for up to four-color total internal fluorescence (TIRF), photoactivation (PA), fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), widefield correlation spectroscopy (WCS), spatio-temporal image correlation spectroscopy (STICS), and fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) experiments, all at high frame rates. Single-molecule measurements can be enhanced with a pair of single-photon avalanche photodiodes (APDs) and a pulse correlator for fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) and fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy (FCCS) experiments. An environmental chamber allows for these techniques to be extended to live cell samples.
VisualSonics Vevo 3100 Ultrasound

The VisualSonics Vevo3100 uses the new solid-state transducers which offer higher resolution at multiple focal depths. The system offers superior resolution down to 30μm, a wide range of frequencies (13-56 MHz) and a large field of view. Importantly, the Vevo3100 offers a comprehensive imaging and processing packing.

Zeiss Axio Observer X.1 SD & TIRF

The zeiss Spinning Disk/TIRF system is a custom built instrument.  Built upon an Axio Observer X.1 body it is equipped with a Yokogawa Spinning disk CSU-X1 module providing confocal imaging at rapid frame rates captured on an EM CCD camera (Quant EM) ideally suited for low light imaging. Attached to a different microscope port is a highly sensitive high frame rate sCMOS camera (Orca Flash 4) which can be used for standard epifluorescence, rapid ratiometric imaging utilising a fast excitation switching light source (Lambda DG4) or acquire fluorescence images using TIRF illumination.

Zeiss Cell Discoverer 7 LSM 900

The Zeiss Celldiscoverer 7 is a boxed imaging system suited for performing automated experiments. This inverted widefield system features automatic focusing, focus stabilisation, time-course and position setup to allow researchers to insert a sample and set up long-term experiments in minutes

The Celldiscoverer 7 has a fully temperature-controlled sample chamber with a CO2 pump, this chamber is highly stable and allows for live cells to stay healthier for longer. By utilising LEDs as a light-source for widefield imaging, live-cells can be imaged gently and with low phototoxicity, making the Celldiscoverer 7 ideal for long-term live experiments. Additionally, an infrared LED is used for transmitted light brightfield and phase contrast imaging through all available objectives and through a variety of sample holders.

Zeiss Celldiscoverer 7

The Zeiss Celldiscoverer 7 is a boxed imaging system suited for performing automated experiments. This inverted widefield system features automatic focusing, focus stabilisation, time-course and position setup to allow researchers insert a sample and set up long-term experiments in minutes. The Celldiscoverer 7 has a fully temperature-controlled sample chamber with a CO2 pump, this chamber is highly stable and allows for live cells to stay healthier for longer. By utilising LEDs as a light-source, live-cells can be imaged gently and with low phototoxicity, making the Celldiscoverer 7 ideal for long-term live experiments. Additionally, an infrared LED is used for transmitted light brightfield and phase contrast imaging through all available objectives and through a variety of sample holders.

Zeiss Elyra 7

The Zeiss Elyra 7 offers several super-resolution modalities, allowing detailed visualisation of samples beyond the diffraction limit of conventional light microscopy. With 2 fast CMOS cameras, this system allows users to rapidly image multiple colours. The Elyra 7 features Lattice SIM (Structured Illumination Microscopy), allowing fast and gentle super-resolution imaging (~120 nm in xy and ~300 nm in z) in 3 dimensions. The speed of this imaging modality is well suited to capturing dynamic biological processes in live samples. In addition, the Elyra 7 features TIRF imaging for improved signal to noise, and single-molecule localisation imaging for STORM, PALM and PAINT experiments (~20-30 nm xy and ~50-80 nm in z) on fixed samples.

Zeiss Elyra PALM/SIMS Superresolution

The Zeiss Elyra Superresolution Microscope is a developmental superresolution microscope with capabilities to push imaging past the classic diffraction limit. Typically visible light microscopes cannot achieve spatial resolution of greater than 200-250 nanometers. This system has two different imaging modalities to push this limit as low as 20 nanometers.
Zeiss LSM 800

The Zeiss LSM 800 is an inverted Zeiss Axio Observer Z1 laser scanning confocal microscope equipped with high quantum efficiency GaAsP detector, 2 multi-alkali PMTs and DIC optics for trans-illumination microscopy with each objective. In addition, the Airyscan module can deliver images with 1.7 x improved resolution (120 nm in x / y and 350 nm in z) and 4-8 x better signal-to-noise ratio, with fast linear scanning. Airyscan works with thicker samples such as fixed tissue sections or whole animal mounts that need a higher penetration depth.

Zeiss LSM 880

The Zeiss LSM 880 is an inverted laser scanning confocal microscope equipped with high quantum efficiency GaAsP detector and 2 multialkali PMTs, which can be used as single point detectors or combined for 34 channel spectral imaging. In addition, the Airyscan module can deliver images with 1.7 x improved resolution (140nm axially, 400 nm laterally) and 4-8 x greater signal-to-noise ratio, at the highest speed of any linear scanning confocal system. BiG.2 Type A (2x GaAsP detectors) non-descanned detectors for the multi-photon laser can be used for imaging thick specimens, with deeper penetration and decreased phototoxicity compared to single photon lasers. The Picoquant system utilises the multi-photon laser to perform Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM), Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS), Forster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET). The Zeiss 880 is also equipped with polarisers for anisotropy measurements.