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Posted: July 15, 2009
Improved Platform for Confoca l and Two Photon Microscopy - the New Leica TCS SP5 II
(Nanowerk News) In close cooperation with leading research scientists, Leica Microsystems has optimized its confocal and two photon platform Leica TCS SP5 II for today’s and future challenging
requirements in life science research.
The Leica TCS SP5 II confocal and two photon platform.
The new specific optics for imaging or laser manipulation provide the same excellent quality for both
applications. In case of manipulation, a new optical module provides more energy in the confocal
volume to achieve better research results.
The Leica TCS SP5 II features the broadest band of imaging speeds and resolutions ever available
in one confocal microscope from 1 to 16,000 lines per second and up to 64 megapixels per image.
As a true single point confocal, it perfectly combines fast frame rates, best resolution and deep tissue
imaging with full multi-channel capabilities.
The Broadband Multi-Spectral Imaging for multi-labeled specimens is supported by the dynamic
beam splitter AOBS® and is further extended by expanding the highly sensitive SP® prism
spectrophotometer detection to five simultaneous channels.
The intelligent and intuitive user interface in combination with the new 30” (76.2 cm) monitor provides
best ease of use across all Leica Microsystems Advanced Fluorescence systems. A broad range of
application wizards, such as FRAP, FRET, Electrophysiology, Single Molecule Detection, FLIM and
FCS turns the system into the leading research tool for shared resource laboratories.
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 10 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.