CBR/RCMI provides digital imaging facilities at three locations on the TU campus. The locations are Williams-Bowie Hall, The Carver Research Foundation, and the TU Animal Facility. The equipment within the facilities allows for numerous microscopy techniques, including the use of fluorescence, bright field, dark field, confocal, wide-field and long-term viewing of living cells. Additionally, an in vivo imager is available for non-invasive rodent studies.
"The FV1000 delivers all of the key performance functions required from a confocal laser scanning microscope, minimizes specimen damage during high-speed imaging of living organisms and accurately captures a full range of related information."
The automated Leica DM5000 B microscope for live cell analysis and cell morphology studies features a coded 7x nosepiece, manual z-focus, fully automated transmitted light axis, and automated 5x or 8x fluorescence axis.
In addition to automated brightfield, darkfield, phase, and polarization contrast, the Leica DM5000 B features fully automated Differential Interference Contrast (DIC).
Dedicated software together with the motorized fluorescence axis make the Leica DM5000 B ideal for advanced fluorescence applications involving fixed cells, live cells, and tissues.
Inverted contrasting microscope for living cell applications Leica DM IL - The Leica DM IL is the inverted contrasting microscope of choice for microbiology and cell culture laboratories. Offering virtually unlimited application potential in live cell microscopy, it is ideal for routine examinations of cell and tissue cultures, for liquids and sediments and for special applications such as micromanipulation and microinjection.
The IX81 provides the highest standards of observation and functional operation as well as the performance required for accurate research applications. The motorized system has the flexibility to be readily adapted to different research purposes and provides excellent performance in imaging, analysis and manipulation.
"The BX53 is a versatile system microscope that can be configured to meet virtually any research need. It supports a wide range of fluorescence imaging applications, and has a range of advanced features for enhanced operating ease and process flexibility."
"The IX71 inverted research microscope is designed to accommodate a wide range of advanced research techniques. A modular frame and optical design provides 9 access ports for multiple input or output devices. Up to four ports can have simultaneous access to a primary image. The IX71 system can easily accommodate multi-wavelength, advanced fluorescence techniques.