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Posted: November 16, 2009
Reveal the Secrets in the Depth with the New Leica HCX APO L20x/0.95 IMM
(Nanowerk News) Leica Microsystems expands its wide range of objective
lenses for confocal microscopy by the new objective Leica HCX APO L20x/0.95
IMM for deep imaging.
The dedicated BABB objective for confocal
imaging in deep layers.
The new objective lens is designed and optimized to serve high-level
biomedical research such as the analysis of whole animals, brain slices and
similar neuronal preparations with the immersion medium BABB (Benzyl
Alcohol Benzyl Benzoate, 1:2). The apochromatic corrected objective
provides the standard 20x magnification for overview with the excellent
numerical aperture of 0.95. The numerical aperture allows structures as
small as 250 nm to be acquired within an object field of significantly more
than half a millimeter! In combination with a confocal scanning microscope
the magnification can be continuously increased up to 1200 times.
The capabilities of the new Leica HCX APO L20x/0.95 IMM objective fit
perfectly to morphological studies in developmental biology, neurology and
neurobiology for the investigation of neurons, their connection to each
other and to the whole brain set pattern.
The excellent optical performance of the HCX APO L20x/0.95 IMM is ideal in
combination with the Leica DM6000 CFS confocal fixed stage system, which is
based on the broadband confocal and multiphoton microscope Leica TCS SP5
II. The perfect match of Leica confocal components provides deep insights
at high resolution and a fast overview of the entire sample to find areas
About Leica Microsystems
Leica Microsystems is a leading global designer and producer of innovative,
high-tech, precision optical systems for the analysis of microstructures.
It is one of the market leaders in each of its business areas: Microscopy,
Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy with corresponding Imaging Systems,
Specimen Preparation, and Medical Equipment. The company manufactures a
broad range of products for numerous applications requiring microscopic
imaging, measurement, and analysis. It also offers system solutions for
life science including biotechnology and medicine, research and development
of raw materials, and industrial quality assurance. The company is
represented in over 100 countries with 11 manufacturing facilities in 8
countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries and an
international network of dealers. The international management is
headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.