Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Cell Culture
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

New York University Acquires 100th Leica Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013
Bookmark and Share
The Leica TCS SP8 X provides total freedom of excitation and emission coupled with low laser power and high sensitivity.

The Department of Biology at New York University has been equipped with the 100th Leica TCS SP8 X, a confocal laser scanning microscope with a white light laser. The system offers complete spectral freedom for fluorescence experiments.

For live cell imaging, the combination of high sensitivity and low laser power provides better cell viability. The new instrument is installed in the Center for Developmental Genetics and has been used to further Assistant Professor Dr. Lionel Christiaen’s goal of understanding how tissue-specific gene regulatory networks control and coordinate cell behavior during morphogenesis since February 2013.

“We study the migrating cells of the cardiogenic mesoderm in embryos of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis as a model system. The Leica TCS SP8 X will be used for live cell imaging and is considered well-suited to this task, as the white light laser requires low laser power and provides extended spectral freedom,” Dr. Christiaen explains.

Higher sensitivity is achieved by the combination of the Acousto-Optical Beam Splitter Leica AOBS, the Spectral Detector, and the hybrid detector Leica HyD™ for photon counting.

Furthermore, the Leica Resonant Scanner allows high-speed imaging, and the white light laser can be precisely tuned to the optimum wavelength for fluorochrome excitation.

According to Dr. Christaen, the decision to purchase the Leica TCS SP8 X was made after a thorough comparison of various confocal and spinning disk systems in terms of technical design and flexibility.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,000+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Yale University and Leica Microsystems Partner
Yale welcomes scientists to participate in core facility opening and super-resolution workshops October 20 through 31, 2014.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Leica Microsystems and Leica Biosystems Strengthen Market Position in Brazil
Long-standing Leica distributors Aotec have been acquired.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Scientific News
Detecting Minute Nano Amounts In Environmental Samples
The NanoUmwelt project is developing a technique that can detect nanomaterials in a variety of environmental samples.
Shape Of Tumor May Affect Whether Cells Can Metastasize
Illinois researchers found that the shape of a tumor may play a role in how cancer cells become primed to spread.
‘Mini-Brains’ to Study Zika
Novel tool expected to speed research on brain and drug development.
Cytokine Triggers Immune Response at Expense of Blood Renewal
Research highlights promise of Anti-IL-1 drugs to treat chronic inflammatory disease.
Micro Heart Muscle Created from Stem Cells
Researchers have designed a new way to create micro heart muscle from stem cells using a unique dog bone dish.
“Secret Sauce” for Personalized, Functional Insulin-producing Cells
Researchers uncover molecular switch to make effective sugar-responsive, insulin-releasing cells in a dish, offering hope for diabetes therapy.
Insights into Early Human Embryo Development
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Ludwig Cancer Research in Stockholm have conducted a detailed molecular analysis of the embryo’s first week of development.
Boosting Gene Transfer Capabilities
A new and highly efficient method for gene transfer has been developed.
Liver-On-Chip Tracks Dynamics of Cellular Function
Hebrew University’s liver-on-chip platform is uniquely able to monitor metabolic changes indicating mitochondrial damage occurring at drug concentrations previously regarded as safe.
EU Project Aims to Cure Type 1 Diabetes
Researchers develop organoids from insulin-producing cells for transplantation.
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,000+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,500+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!