No matter what you want to image, we have an SP8 to match your needs.
From live cell to quantitative imaging, from super-sensitivity to super-resolution, from multiphoton to light sheet imaging – with the Leica TCS SP8 Confocal platform you can always expand your possibilities. We build on a modular concept: Tailor your microscope to your current needs and upgrade additional functionalities at any time.
Designed for You With Partners in Science
"I am very fond of the concept of modularity, because you don’t have to buy entirely new equipment every time you need additional capability."
Jose Xavier Neto, Laboratório Nacional de Biociências, Brasil
"It is great if you can buy, with a small budget, a relatively standard microscope setup. And If you need a special technique, you can upgrade it at a relatively low price."
Bram van de Broek, Netherlands Cancer Institute, NKI –AvL Amsterdam
"When you start with a microscope configuration for your application, you don’t know how the research will develop. Especially in imaging facilities, we need to be flexible. And this flexibility is what I really like about the system."
Astrid Schauss, CECAD Imaging Facility, University of Cologne, Germany
New Degrees of Resolution
Simultaneous multicolor resolution down to 140 nm
Pushing your confocal to its resolution limits requires highly sensitive detection with low noise.
HyVolution combines super-sensitive HyD detectors with industry-leading Huygens deconvolution by SVI. This combination achieves a lateral resolution down to 140 nm and delivers crisp multicolor images, which convey every detail at high fidelity.
How to Maximize Resolution
Use super-sensitive HyD detectors for high SNR images
Get 2x more resolution and 6x more contrast
Achieve up to 10 times faster deconvolution using CUDA™
Get sub-30 nm super-resolution with the Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X