Widefield fluorescence microscope
The upright fluorescence microscope uses a mercury lamp in combination with different filters to image a range of fluorophores. The filters (A, I3, N2.1) correspond to standard wavelengths suitable for DAPI, FITC and TRITC. Images can be captured with a camera. Camera control software allows frame averaging or integration to improve the image signal to noise ratio.
This microscope can also be used with a white light lamp for colour imaging of samples such as histology slides, and is also capable of polarized light imaging.
Various objective lenses from 1.25x to 40x are available in order to cope with a wide range of sample types. Since this is an upright microscope, care must be taken when choosing a sample format so that the lens can reach the sample within its working distance.
For more information please contact Catherine Heyward.