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Pushing the Boundaries of Sight

Published: 13 November 2015

Leica Microsystems Launches New Ophthalmic Microscope Platform at AAO in Las Vegas

Wetzlar, Germany. Leica Microsystems launches the Proveo 8, the core of a new ophthalmic microscope platform for cataract and vitreoretinal surgeries at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting 2015 in Las Vegas, USA.

“‘You can’t treat what you can’t see’, is how a key opinion...


New Insights Are Just a Millisecond Away

Published: 18 August 2015

Leica Microsystems Launches High Pressure Freezer with Integrated Light Stimulation for “Flash-and-Freeze” Experiments

Vienna, Austria. Leica Microsystems launches the Leica EM ICE, a new generation High-Pressure Freezer with fully integrated light stimulation option at the precision of a millisecond. High pressure freezing is currently the only method for preserving aqueous samples in their close-to-native state...


Markus Lusser is New President of Leica Microsystems

Published: 11 August 2015

Wetzlar, Germany. Markus Lusser is the new President and Director of Leica Microsystems, headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany. This appointment became effective July 1, 2015. He succeeds Andries Peter Jan van den Broek who has left...

Before joining Leica Microsystems, Markus Lusser was Vice President Global Sales and Customer Support with Sciex. Sciex produces analysis instruments and, like Leica Microsystems, belongs to the U.S. company, Danaher Corporation. Lusser holds an Electrical Engineering Degree in Telecommunications...


Allrounder Color Camera for Industrial and Life Science Microscopy

Published: 21 July 2015

Leica DMC4500 with 5-Megapixel CCD Sensor and USB 3.0 Interface

Heerbrugg, Switzerland. Leica Microsystems launches the Leica DMC4500 allrounder camera, an ideal tool for advanced analysis and documentation. It can be used in industrial applications such as quality control and life science applications such as pathology, or pharmaceutical testing. The camera is...


New Fully Coded, Semi-Automated Polarization Microscope

Published: 13 July 2015

Leica DM4 P for Convenient Investigation of Crystalline Structures

Wetzlar, Germany. Leica Microsystems launches the Leica DM4 P polarization microscope for the investigation of crystalline structures such as minerals, plastics and polymers, drugs and pharmaceuticals, or pigments and cement. The Leica DM4 P is fully coded and semi-automated, can either be...



About Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of microstructures and nanostructures. Ever since the company started as a family business in the nineteenth century, its instruments have been widely recognized for their optical precision and innovative technology. It is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopes.

Leica Microsystems has seven major plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.

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