There is one inverted confocal microscope with 405, 488, 561 and 633 nm laser excitation lines. This faster scanning is necessary for most live cell imaging (note: live cell imaging doesn't generally refer to imaging bacterial cells, but rather mammalian cells and processes). This inverted SP5 also includes a heated stage with an environmental control chamber (i.e. it can be used to provide an enclosed CO2 atmosphere), and a motorized stage with Mark-and-Find and image tiling capabilities. The upright SP5 confocal microscope, also with 405, 488, 561 and 633 nm lasers, a motorized stage, Mark-and-Find, and tiling capabilities.

Other Features

  • Resonant Scanner mode, which enables scanning at exceptionally high frequencies for fluorescent imaging. 
  • Removable heated chamber that encloses the entire microscope, so that larger, incubated flow cell systems can be accommodated over long periods of time. 
  • High-resolution time-lapse monitoring of biofilm development, treatment and detachment phenomena.
  • Equipped with Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) capability, which is also referred to as Single Molecule Detection.