The new fast resonant scanning Leica SP8 confocal microscope is a high-tech powerhouse. The resonant scanning unit allows confocal images at 28 frames per second full-frame, and faster for smaller images. It is equipped with a cryo-incubator stage allowing stable temperature control from -2°C to 50°C enabling live real-time long time-lapse imaging. The recent upgrade has added FLIM (fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy) capabilities!
The Nanolive 3D Cell Explorer is a novel new instrument that uses holographic tomography to generate a three-dimensional image of the sample with contrast determined by refractive index. It works primarily with adherent cell cultures where the instrument makes many subcellular structures immediately visible label-free. A 30 micrometer stack of images can be collected every 2 seconds. It can keep cells alive in a healthy state for days at a time allowing incredibly long timelapses.
This lightsheet microscope is fully equipped and can be used for fast imaging of samples with a lot of 3-dimensional depth. Most commonly used for imaging embryo development, and other multicellular organsims live or fixed. Excellent environmental chamber controls for temperature, immersion media, and CO2. Instead of imaging on a slide, the sample is embedded in a column of agarose.
Olympus DSU (Spinning Disk) Confocal with environmental control chamber and Hamamatsu ImaEM CCD camera (C9100-13). The system has excellent sensitivity and speed for imaging live cells and dynamic processes.
This Olympus inverted compound microscope is equipped with high quality objectives, fluorescence and a Qimaging scientific CMOS camera allowing high frame rates even in low light conditions. The filters, objectives, and z-position are all motorized for automated image collection.
These 2 computer workstation runs current Imaris software with the Imaris Measurement Pro, Filament Tracer, Cell, Colocalization, Track, Vanage and XT modules. They both also have Fiji (ImageJ). Hercules 2 has Zeiss Zen, Leica LASX, and Huygens deconvolution software.