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LSM 710 META Inverted

Why Use This Microscope?

This microscope is well suited for confocal fluorescent imaging of live cell/tissue preparations, viewing samples in culture dishes, culture plates (6 wells and greater), chamber slides that can be inverted and a variety of custom made (by user) chambers no larger than a standard culture plate. The live tissue chamber with atmosphere heater, stage heater, humidity and CO2 control permit long-term time-lapse imaging for a wide variety of applications.
This microscope is also suitable for fixed cell/tissue imaging, using culture dishes or slides. Imaging through plastic dishes is limited to 5x, 10x and 20x lens. Higher magnification must be through coverslips on slides or Matek-type culture dishes. All slides MUST be sealed, clean and dry prior to placing on the stage.

Imaging Modes:

  • Laser scanning fluorescence and DIC (Nomarski)
  • 3-D “Z-series”
  • Time-series
  • Tile scans (mosaics)
  • Co-localization, FRET, FRAP, linear unmixing
  • Multi-position


  • Long UV (405 nm for dyes such as DAPI, Hoechst 346, fluorogold)
  • Blue/Green (458,488, 514nm for blue, green, yellow dyes,
    e.g., CFP,YFP,GFP, Cy-2, FITC-like dyes)
  • Green/Red (561nm for Cy-3, Texas Red, or rhodamine-like dyes)
  • Red/Far-Red (633 nm for far-red dyes like Cy-5)
  • Emission bandwidth for all dyes/laser lines is continuously variable providing huge flexibility for collecting images of unusual dyes and for minimizing bleed-through between colors.

Objective Lenses:

  • 5x /.25 Fluor
  • 10x / 0.50 Fluar
  • 20x / 0.50 Plan Neofluar (long working distance)
  • 20x / 0.80 Plan-Apochromat
  • 40x / 1.10 LD C-Apochromat WATER
  • 63x / 1.40 Plan-APOCHROMAT OIL

Charges: $49.50 per hour
Note: To use the microscope you must have an active iLab account. Reservations are made through our on-line iLab calendar. Contact Tegy, or Jenny to arrange training.


  • LH 704

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