Confocal microscopy has come a very long way since its invention more than a half-century ago. Today, with novel technology driven by leading imaging companies, it has become the standard for fluorescence microscopy. Choosing the right confocal microscope for your specific research requires the appropriate mix of features related to resolution, sensitivity, and speed. Confocal microscopy offers life science researchers a crisp, clear view into the inner workings of cells, structures, and tissues – going well beyond what can be seen through conventional optical microscopy.
Empowered by this technology, researchers are making unprecedented headway into a wide range of biomedical specialties including immunology, neuroscience, oncology, and much more. With this greater potential for meaningful discovery – which goes hand-in-hand with the ability to be published in the most respected peer-reviewed journals – many researchers are either switching to confocal from widefield microscopes or upgrading to a newer confocal technology that will get them closer to the research answers they’re seeking. Other labs are choosing to purchase their own confocal microscope rather than continuing to share one at a core lab. But as you’ve likely already found, buying a confocal microscope is rarely a quick decision. Nor should it be. It’s a significant and expensive piece of lab equipment that will play a central role in your research activities for many years to come.
In this free 16-page confocal buyer's guide, you’ll learn the key considerations for each step of the purchasing process, from budgeting to comparing different technologies to asking the right questions of sales representatives.