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Leica SP8 upright confocal

Technical spec and photo of the Leica SP8 upright confocal microscope
Example of imaging using the Leica SP8 confocal: mouse kidney

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Confocal microscopes are ideal for imaging multi-labelled fluorescent samples up to around 100 microns in depth.

The figure shows an orthogonal view of a mouse kidney section taken on the Leica SP8 confocal using the 60x/1.4 NA oil immersion objective. Nuclei are DAPI labelled and shown in cyan, cell membranes in yellow and actin cytoskeleton in magenta.