Leica SP8 – Inverted

Confocal Microscope used for Confocal imaging


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Post author: Cameron Nowell. Last update: 20/01/2015 at 3:26 pm by Cameron Nowell.




Manufacturer: Leica, SP8. Installed 2012.

Confocal microscope fitted with sensitive HyD detectors, 12KHz resonant scanner, 37 degree incubator and CO2 control.

Funding sources: Institutional

Benefits of the Leica SP8 – Inverted

– Spectral detection
– Sensitive HyD detectors
– 12Khz scanner allowing imaging >30 frames per second
– Long term live cell imaging capable

Technical features and specifications

– 20x, 20x multi immersion, 40x and 63x objectives
– 405nm, 458nm, 473nm, 488nm, 496nm, 514nm, 561nm, 633nm laser lines
– Fully adaptable spectral detection
– 5 detector channels
– 12Khz scanner mode
– 37 degree incubator
– Full CO2 control


Capacity: We encourage greater utilisation
Operation: User operated training provided, User or facility staff operate pricing may vary
Access: External researcher use available