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Facilities and Equipment

The division offers access to a wide range of scientific equipment at our three departments.

Research Department of Surgical Biotechnology, Royal Free Campus

Light Microscopes

High resolution Leica TCS SP8 Confocal Microscope (upright)

Leica

Provides a multicolour 3D imaging platform with optimal photon efficiency and high-speed LIGHTNING, providing ultimate sensitivity and precision. The system is fully automated and well suited to imaging a wide range of live and fixed multi-labelled cells and tissues, cell-seeded non-transparent scaffolds, implants or in well plates as well as small animals.

Key features

  • 4 detectors (2 GaAsP HyD and 2 PMT) and a motorized xyz-stage.
  • Objectives: 10x 0.4, 20x 0.75, 40x 1.3 (oil), 63x 1.4 (oil).
  • Laser lines:  5 laser lines (405, 448, 488, 552 and 638nm).
  • Incubator chamber for live cell imaging.

Location

9th Floor, Department of Surgical Biotechnology, Royal Free Campus.

Book Leica SP8 Confocal

(Training and ClusterMarket login required.)

Olympus fluorescent microscope BX63 (upright)

Olympus

The Olympus wide field fluorescent upright microscope BX63 is easy to use for imaging both dry and subversive samples.

Key features

  • Variety of objectives for dry imaging (x4, x10, x20, x 40) and submersive (x10, x20, x40).
  • Filter Cubes are for (DAPI, FITC, TRIC, CY5, CY7, CY8) as well as bright field imaging. 
  • The excitation is with Cool-LED PE300.

Location

9th Floor, Department of Surgical Biotechnology, Royal Free Campus.

Book Olympus BX63

(Training and ClusterMarket login required.)

Electron Microscopes

Zeiss Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, FESEM Sigma 300VP

zeiss

The latest model of field emission scanning microscope with high-end imaging and advanced analytical techniques. Surfaces, nanostructures and chemical composition of materials, cells, microorganisms and tissues can be imaged in both 2D and 3D with the highest quality by choosing from a variety of detector options.

Key features

  • Field emission, GEMINI column, variable pressure (VP) technology.
  • InLens SE Detector: for high resolution in column topographical imaging.
  • ETSE Detector: for high vacuum topographical imaging at longer working distance.
  • AsB Detector: compositional and crystallographic orientation imaging.
  • VPSE-G4 Detector: Fourth generation Variable Pressure SE detector.
  • aSTEM Detector: Annular STEM for transmission imaging.
  • SmartEDX: energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) analysis system with multi-point spectra, line-scan, mapping, quantification drift correction and reporting.
  • 3D Surface modelling: provide a 3D reconstructed topographical view and measure the texture of the sample surface.

Location

Analytical Imaging Suite, Low-Ground, Department of Surgical Biotechnology, Royal Free Campus.

Book Zeiss FESEM Sigma 300 VP

(Training and ClusterMarket login required.)

Zeiss Scanning Electron Microscope, Zeiss MA10

Zeiss scanning

The Zeiss EVO MA10 is an easy-to-use benchtop SEM which provides superior performance with good resolution and high throughput.

Location

Analytical Imaging Suite, Low-Ground, Department of Surgical Biotechnology, Royal Free Campus.

Book Zeiss EVO MA10

(Training and ClusterMarket login required.)

Transmission Electron Microscope Philips CM12, 100keV

Transmission Electron microscope

The Philips CM12 is a general purpose analytical transmission transmission electron microscope (TEM). It is used to visualize the structure, chemical composition, and arrangement of atoms in thin, extraordinary small specimens.

Key features

  • Thermionic electron source.
  • Selectable beam acceleration voltage, 20 kV to 120kV.
  • Magnification range 31x – 660,000x.
  • Transmission (TEM), selected area diffraction (SAD), bright field and dark field operating modes.
  • X-Ray Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS) for elemental analysis.
  • CCD camera.

Location

Analytical Imaging Suite, Low-Ground, Department of Surgical Biotechnology, Royal Free Campus.

Book TEM Phillips CM12

(Training and ClusterMarket login required.)

 

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