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Research Microscopes and Related Equipment

A number of research microscopes are available on a charge per session basis, as well as cryomicrotomy and ultramicrotomy facilities (see below for details). Basic training is available for the microscopes by prior arrangement.

Only experienced users are permitted access to the microtomy facilities.  For further details regarding training and instrument access please contact Dr Tony Hayes (hayesaj@cf.ac.uk). 

 

Leica DMRB

Leica DMRB. Suitable for general brightfield photomicroscopy. The instrument has x1.6, x2.5, x5, x10, x20 and x40 dry lenses and a x100 oil immersion lens. The microscope is equipped with a Jenoptik  ProgRes Speed XT Core 3 colour digital camera with supporting software. The accompanying PC is imaged and networked for easy file transfer. Located in  BIOSI 2; E/0.04 (Bioimaging Unit).

 

Olympus BX40

Olympus BX40.  Suitable for brightfield, darkfield, phase contrast and epifluorescence imaging. The instrument has x4, x10, x20 and x40 dry lenses and a x100 oil immersion lens and RGB filters for epifluorescence. The microscope is equipped with a SIS F-View 2 black and white digital camera and Olympus Cell^P imaging software. Located in BIOSI 2; E/0.03 (Bioimaging Unit).

 

Olympus BX61

Olympus BX61.  Suitable for  brightfield, D.I.C and epiluorescence imaging. The instrument has  x4, x10, x20, x40 dry lenses and a x100 oil immersion lens and RGB filters  for epifluorescence. It is equipped with a SIS F-view B&W digital camera and AnalySIS imaging software. Located in BIOSI 2; E/4.24.

 

Olympus BX41M

Olympus BX41M.  Suitable for epifluorescence imaging. The instrument has  x5, x10, x20 and x40 dry lenses and a x100 oil immersion lens and  RGB filter cubes. The microscope is equipped with an F-View black and white digital camera with Olympus Cell^P imaging software. Located in BIOSI 2; E/4.24.

 

 

Olympus BX50

Olympus BX50. Suitable for brightfield and epifluorescence imaging. The instrument has x2, x5, x10, x20, x40 and x50 dry lenses and RGB filter cubes. The microscope is equipped with a Jenoptik ProgRes CFScan colour digital camera with supporting software. The accompanying PC is imaged and networked for easy file transfer. Located in BIOSI 2; E/0.04 (Bioimaging Unit).

 

Meiji Macro Stand

Meiji Macro-imaging system.  Suitable  for close-up imaging of very small samples, including whole-mounts and whole tissue sections.  The instrument consists of an Optem Zoom 125 (12.5:1) micro-inspection lens system coupled to a Moticam 2000 colour digital camera. The system has both transmitted and incident light LED illumination.  Located in BIOSI 2; E/0.04 (Bioimaging Unit).

 

  Photograph of the cryostat

Bright OTF5000 Cryostat.  Suitable for cryosectioning a  broad range of tissue types for histochemical and immunohistochemical labelling procedures. N.B. Human tissue is not permitted on this cryostat. Frozen sections may be cut in the range of 5-50 micrometres.  All consumables (cryo-mountant, glass histology slides and freezing medium) must be supplied by user and all work must be covered by an appropriate risk assessment. Experienced users only.  Located in BIOSI 2; E/0.05 (Bioimaging Unit).

 

Ultracut ultratome

Reichert Jung Ultracut E ultratome. Suitable for the production of semi-thin (1 micrometre) and ultra-thin (60nm) resin sections for light and transmission electron microscopy, respectively. All consumables (glass knives, knife boats, silver tape etc) must be supplied by the user and all work must be covered by an appropriate risk assessment. An LKB 7800 knife maker is also available for the production of glass knives for ultramicrotomy. Experienced users only. Located in BIOSI 2; E/0.05 (Bioimaging Unit).

 

Booking and Charges

All instruments can be booked via their respective online calendars which are linked on the right-hand side of this page. Users must be trained before use.

All of the instruments are booked on a 'per session' basis with three sessions available per day: 8am-11am, 11am-2pm and 2pm-5pm. Each session has a fixed charge of £5.

Cancellations

If you cannot make your booking you should delete your entry from the on-line booking forms as soon as possible to make the session available for another user. If you fail to show up without cancelling your booking you will be charged for the session.

 

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