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Now Available New Super Resolution Confocal Microscope

The Bacterial Imaging Cluster platform is happy to announce that the new confocal laser scanning microscope with super resolution, the Zeiss LSM 880 with Airyscan, is now ready to use! 

Zeiss LSM 880 is an inverted confocal laser scanning microscope with Airyscan, a new detector concept featuring a 32 channel GaAsP-PMT area detector. The Airyscan detector thus brings forward simultaneous improvements in spatial resolution and signal-to-noise ratio in comparison with conventional confocal microscopy. This allows the LSM 880 to resolve small structures up to 120 nm (XY) and 350 nm (Z) even in thick samples.

The introduction of a Fast module for the Airyscan offers a satisfactory compromise between perfect optical sections and live cell imaging experiments. The Fast Airyscan mode reduces photo-bleaching and allows acquisition speeds of up to 19 frames per second at 512 x 512-pixel image resolution.

The LSM 880 with Airyscan highlights the needs of your research for quantitative data in live cell experiments at superior resolutions.

Please contact BIC for training and any questions regarding the system.