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Zeiss Spinning-Disc

Zeiss Spinning Disc-Confocal

Cell Observer SD with Dual Camera Option


The spinning disc confocal microscope provides live cell imaging of fast processes with low illumination of the sample. The set-up is equipped with two lasers, a multi-Argon with the laser lines 458 nm, 488 nm and 514 nm, and a diode laser with 561 nm.

Fluorescence can be detected simultaneously in two channels with two sensitive CCD-cameras, e. g. for the parallel detection of EGFP and mCherry.

This allows for FRET-experiments and also bleaching experiments like FRAP are possible. In addition, the system provides a stage incubator for incubation of living mammalian cells at 37 °C.

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