Disc spinning unit (DSU)

Widefield and spinning disc live cell system used for live cell imaging

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Post author: Verena Wimmer. Last update: 20/05/2015 at 3:27 pm by Verena Wimmer.

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Overview

Manufacturer: Olympus. Installed 2007.

High speed live cell imaging with Cell R software, motorised stage and multi-position capture, auto focus, 3D-6D, FRET; basic deconvolution, full incubation chamber available (37 degrees and 5% CO2);

Benefits of the Disc spinning unit (DSU)

Ideal for fast as well as long-term imaging of cellular processes, 58ms to switch between fluorescent channels. Fully controlled incubator chamber with access doors for manipulation. Wide-field and spinning disc confocal imaging modes are available. Relief contrast (RC) for improved three-dimensionality, contrast and depth of focus when imaging unstained cells. 60x/1.3 silicone oil lens available for long-term imaging.

Technical features and specifications

Olympus IX81 Inverted Microscope Fully enclosed incubation with 37 degree temperature control and 5% CO2
Bright field and fluorescent imaging
UV, FITC, TRITC, GFP, RFP filters
FRET, ratiometric & amp
Hammamatsu EM CCD camera
Prior Motorised microscope XY stage, Z galvo stage
UPLSAPO10x/0.4 (DIC); UPLSAPO20x/0.75 (DIC); UPLSAPO40x/0.9 (DIC); UPlanSApo 40x/0.95; UPLSAPO60x/1.2 W (DIC); CPlan FL N10x/0.3 RC (relief contrast); LUCPlan FL N40x/0.6 RC3; UPlanSApo 60x/1.3 Sil
0.5NA RC condenser
Cell R capture software for normal acquisition, including 3D, multidimensional data/series acquisition (avi movies).

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Capacity: We encourage greater utilisation
Operation: User operated training provided
Access: Book it on ARIN, External researcher use available