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Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopes

Leica TCS SP5


Leica TCS SP5

Confocal microscopy enables examination of sub-cellular structures, function and cellular or organism architecture with high optical resolution.

The specialized equipment (Leica TCS SP5) also provides users with the ability to reconstruct three-dimensional images using various application software.  

Features and specifications

  • A broad range of fluorescent excitation lasers (405, 458, 476, 488, 514, 543, and 633 nm excitation lasers) 
  • Spectral imaging and linier unmixing of overlapping signals 
  • Heated stage for live cell imaging 

Image examples

human placental cells
Human placental cells labelled for nuclei (blue), focal adhesions (green) and actin (red). 
Courtesy of Dr. Daniel MacPhee, WCVM.