Spectacular Imaging from Leica Microsystems

This year, Leica Microsystems, a Wetzlar, Germany-based optics manufacturer, is presenting sensational fluorescence images at the world's largest industry trade show for solutions in the fields of analytics, laboratory technology and life sciences.

The focus of Leica's booth will be microscopy and imaging systems that use fluorescence applications, which are becoming increasingly important in biomedical research and industry.

Visitors to the Munich trade show will have the opportunity to capture live images using two state-of-the-art confocal systems. Leica is presenting the unique TCS SP5 Broadband Confocal System for high-end applications. Equipped with a resonance scanner for fast images and an additional conventional scanner, the Leica TCS SP5 unites maximum resolution with high image-capturing speed. The new dynamic AOBS® beam splitter provides very bright images with any multiple stain combination. In addition, Leica will display its latest spectral confocal system. The compact TCS SPE is tailored to a wide range of applications from the life sciences to pharmaceutical and biotech applications, and also features an exceptional cost-to-performance ratio. The Leica TCS SPE is the first confocal system equipped with Leica ACS (Advanced Correction System). This brand-new technology allows perfect colocalization at maximum transmission. It is particularly designed for laboratories shared by multiple research groups.

A high-end research microscope combined with intelligent software provides the ideal foundation for optimum work results. At its trade show booth, the optics manufacturer from Germany's Central Hesse region is displaying a fluorescence package, optionally available with the fully automated Leica DM6000 B or the inverted DMI6000 B and the Leica AF6000 fluorescence system software. Together, they form a solution that meets all of the system requirements of biomedical research.

For new research perspectives in proteomics and genomics, toxicology and neurobiology, Leica offers the LMD6000 Laser Microdissection System with improved optics and precision laser control. With automated cell recognition software and an integrated scanning stage with a holding fixture for up to three specimens, the new laser microdissection system allows the highest specimen throughput in the shortest time intervals.

At its trade show booth, Leica will also present the Leica MZ16 and Leica MZ16 FA stereomicroscopes for research and industrial applications. The latter is the world's first automated, fully apochromatic fluorescence stereomicroscope, which is ideal for long-term experiments with living cells. Visitors to Analytica can also examine the Leica DM6000 M (fully automated) and Leica DM2500 M (manual) industrial microscopes.

Leica's booth in Munich will also feature instruments for specimen preparation for examinations with electron microscopy. The Leica EM PACT2 High Pressure Freezer, the Leica EM AFS2 Automatic Freeze Substitution System and the EM UC6 Ultramicrotome and the EM FC6 Low Temperature Sectioning System provide optimum specimen preparation for subsequent analysis using an electron microscope.


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