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Leica TCS SP8 – Looking Forward to Your Discoveries

Unveiling the processes of life is a never-ending challenge. Leica Microsystems combines innovative elements which amplify each other's performance to provide accelerated confocal image recording and highest photon efficiency.

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Available Configurations

Leica TCS SP8  •  Leica TCS SP8 MP  •  Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X •  Leica TCS SP8 X •  Leica TCS SP8 CARS •  Leica TCS SP8 SMD •  Leica HyD

Arrive at New Discoveries with High Speed

The observation of rapid biological processes requires high-speed imaging systems. Traditional confocal scanning microscopy has an inherent handicap of serial image collection. Leica Microsystems overcomes this handicap with the Tandem Scanner, a large FOV scanner switchable with a resonant scanning system. Along with HyD™ and inherent low-dosage effects you get better cell viability, high-speed and perfect confocality all in one go.

Shed off old-fashioned boundaries with Spectral Freedom Imaging

Designing a high precision optical instrument such as a confocal microscope is the ultimate balancing act of excellent beam splitting, high scan speed, and flexibility. Leica continues to innovate photon efficiency by means of the acousto-optical beam splitter (AOBS) or LIAchroic beam splitters, dedicated scan optics with new coatings and CS2 objectives as well as  the SP detector design along with HyD™ - to name but a few. Together they ensure that every photon emitted by the sample is preserved  to contribute to your brilliant imagery.

Get ready for Photonic Exploration

An all new second generation white light laser (WLL) rounds off the most innovative laser source for confocal imaging with much improved image quality for live cell imaging. This is achieved thanks to the unique Lightgate technology for maximal image contrast under most challenging conditions. Combine a super-continuum source for fluorescence lifetime imaging  with literally trillions of excitation combinations and the unique “lambda squared” excitation-emission scan -  thanks to the AOBS. You are effectively turning your confocal instrument into a multi-modal, multi-spectral spatially resolved photonics laboratory. All new possibilities are waiting to be explored.