OMX

Applied Precision’s OMX super resolution microscope that uses structured illumination to break the diffraction barrier. Lasers: 405, 488, 561, 642 Solid state conventional illumination for: DAPI, CFP, Alexa488, YFP, mCherry, Alexa568, Alexa633, Alexa647, Cy5 Lenses:  60X/1.42 Oil for structured illumination or deconvolution, 60X/1.49 for TIRF RING TIRF 3X sCMOS cameras to simultaneously acquire 3 channels Read more about OMX[…]

Zeiss Axiovert 200M #2

Based around a Zeiss inverted Axiovert 200M microscope base, this microscope has the following features: Lenses: 5X/0.25, 10X/0.5 , 20X/0.8, 40X/0.75 Dry, 40X/1.3 Oil, 63X/1.4 Oil 10, 20, 40, 63 lenses are all configured with DIC optics LED transmitted light source Fluorescence Filtersets: (visit the zeiss filter set database) for DAPI (365/12 excitation, 395 Dichroic, 397 Read more about Zeiss Axiovert 200M #2[…]

Zeiss Axiovert 200M #1

Based around a Zeiss inverted Axiovert 200M microscope base, this microscope has the following features: Lenses: 10X/0.3 Ph1, 20X/0.5 Ph2, 40X/1.3 Oil, 63X/1.4 Oil, 100X/1.3 Oil 20, 40, 63, 100 lenses are all configured with DIC optics Fluorescence Filtersets: (visit the zeiss filter set database) for DAPI (365/12 excitation, 395 Dichroic, 397 nm Longpass emission) for AlexaFluor488 Read more about Zeiss Axiovert 200M #1[…]

SEM

    Hitachi S-4800 FEGSEM: This field emission gun scanning electron microscope (FEGSEM) can achieve 30X to 800,000X magnification with a cold field emission gun at 0.5 to 30 kv accelerating voltage. This FEGSEM can detect transmitted electron (TE) for a TEM grid sample as well as secondary electron (SE) & back scattered electron (BSE) Read more about SEM[…]

TEM

Hitachi H-7650 TEM: This transmission electron microscope (TEM) can achieve 70X to 200,000X magnification with high contrast mode at 60 to 120 kv accelerating voltage. The TEM also can achieve maximum of 500,000X magnification in the high resolution mode. The 16 megapixel camera mounted in the low-mount position (Advanced Microscopy Techniques) of the TEM generates Read more about TEM[…]

WaveFX #2

Purchased from Quorum Technologies with funds from the Alberta Institute of Virology CFI grant, our spinning disk confocal has the following configuration: Olympus IX-81 motorised microscope base Yokagawa CSU X1 spinning disk confocal scan-head Lenses: 20X/0.85 Oil, 40X/1.3 Oil, 60X/1.42 Oil, 100X/ 1.4 Oil NB – All Oil lenses! Illumination: X-Cite Exacte from Lumen Dynamics for visualization with eyepieces LMM5 Read more about WaveFX #2[…]

WaveFX #1

Purchased from Quorum Technologies this spinning disk confocal has the following configuration: Olympus IX-81 motorised microscope base Yokagawa CSU 10 spinning disk confocal scan-head Sedat Dichroic with reflections at 405/491/561/640 for standard 4-colour imaging CFP dichroic with reflections at 440/491/561/640 for 4-colour imaging using CFP. Lenses: 10X/0.3 Ph1, 20X/0.75 Dry, 40X/0.9 Dry, 60X/1.42 Oil Illumination: X-Cite 120 from Lumen Dynamics Read more about WaveFX #1[…]

Zeiss LSM 510

Our Zeiss 510 has the following components: AxioObersver inverted microscope base: Lenses : 10X/0.3, 20X/0.75, 40X/1.3 Oil, 63X/1.4, 100X/1.4 Argon ion laser (488nm) Green HeNe (543 nm) Red HeNe (633 nm) Titanium Sapphire (650-1000 nm) pulsed laser for 2-photon applications 3 PMTs Acquisition using either Zeiss’ LSM 4.2 or Zeiss’ Zen software Visit Zeiss to learn more Read more about Zeiss LSM 510[…]

Leica TCS SP5

Acquired in 2010, thanks to a CFI grant to the CEGIIR at the University of Alberta Based around a Leica inverted DMI 6000 B microscope base, our SP5 has the following configuration: Lenses: 10X/0.3, 20X/0.5, 40X/1.25 Oil, 60X/1.2 Water, 100X/1.44 Oil 5 PMTs, each equipped with AOTFs 405 nm Diode laser Argon ion laser (458 Read more about Leica TCS SP5[…]