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Leica Microsystems’ Life Science Research Division supports the imaging needs of the scientific community with advanced innovation and technical expertise for the visualization, measurement and analysis of microstructures.

Our strong focus on understanding scientific applications puts Leica Microsystems’ customers at the leading edge of science.

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THUNDER Imager Model Organism

THUNDER Imager Model Organism

The THUNDER Imager Model Organism allows fast and easy 3D exploration of whole organisms for developmental or molecular biology research.

THUNDER Imager 3D Live Cell & 3D Cell Culture

THUNDER Imager 3D Live Cell & 3D Cell Culture

THUNDER Imagers provide you with a solution for advanced 3D cell culture assays, whether you want to study stem cells, spheroids, or organoids.

THUNDER Imager Tissue

THUNDER Imager Tissue

The THUNDER Imager Tissue allows real-time fluorescence imaging of 3D tissue sections typically used in neuroscience and histology research.

Leica DFC9000

Leica DFC9000

4.2 MP cooled monochrome fluorescence scmos camera for advanced applications like high-speed live cell imaging, FRAP, and ratio measurement

SP8 LIGHTNING

SP8 LIGHTNING

Super-resolution live cell imaging in multicolor

SP8 FALCON

SP8 FALCON

The contrast is clear. Lifetime imaging in an instant

EM Cryo CLEM

EM Cryo CLEM

Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy System

LIGHTNING

LIGHTNING

The maximum of information from each specimen

EM GP2

EM GP2

Automatic Plunge Freezer

LAS X Life Science

LAS X Life Science

Software platform for life science applications

Leica M205 FCA & Leica M205 FA

Leica M205 FCA & Leica M205 FA

(Semi)-automated fluorescence stereo microscopes

Leica TCS SP8 DLS

Leica TCS SP8 DLS

Combining Light Sheet and Confocal

Leica EM ACE900

Leica EM ACE900

High-End EM Sample Preparation Freeze Fracture System

Leica DM4 B & DM6 B

Leica DM4 B & DM6 B

Increase work efficiency with Leica DM4 B & DM6 B upright digital research microscopes.

Leica DM2500 & DM2500 LED

Leica DM2500 & DM2500 LED

Ergonomic optical microscope systems for routine and research applications

Leica DM1000 LED

Leica DM1000 LED

Uniquely ergonomic system microscope with LED illumination

Leica DFC3000 G

Leica DFC3000 G

1.3 MP monochrome camera for basic fluorescence applications such as documentation of fixed, immunostained samples

Leica HyD

Leica HyD

The hybrid detector for super-sensitive imaging and photon counting

Infinity Scanner

Infinity Scanner

Multispectral Photomanipulation Module

Infinity TIRF

Infinity TIRF

Multicolor advanced TIRF module

Leica DMi1

Leica DMi1

Entry level inverted microscope

Leica motCORR Objectives

Leica motCORR Objectives

Fast adjustment to varying RI for best optical performance in 3D

Leica DM IL LED

Leica DM IL LED

Inverted Laboratory Microscope with LED Illumination

Leica DM1000

Leica DM1000

Uniquely Ergonomic System Microscope

Leica EM TP

Leica EM TP

Automated routine tissue processor

Leica LMD6 & LMD7

Leica LMD6 & LMD7

Laser Microdissection enables users to isolate specific single cells or entire areas of tissue.

Leica DM6 FS

Leica DM6 FS

Fixed Stage Microscope for Electrophysiology and in vivo Imaging

Leica TL4000 BFDF

Leica TL4000 BFDF

Transmitted Light Base For Brightfield and Darkfield Applications Absorbs Shock and Vibrations for High Quality Imaging

Leica FluoCombi III

Leica FluoCombi III

Fluorescence stereomicroscope accessory

Leica LED3000 MCI

Leica LED3000 MCI

LED Multi Contrast Illumination for Routine Stereo Microscopes

LAS X Widefield Systems

LAS X Widefield Systems

Fluorescence Microscope System for Advanced Imaging and Analysis

Leica DM3000 & DM3000 LED

Leica DM3000 & DM3000 LED

Uniquely Ergonomic System Microscopes With Intelligent Automation

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Tile scan image of mouse brain tissue section with multicolor immunofluorescent labeling acquired with the DMi8 S system.

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LMD Software

23. May 2019 New LMD Software 8.2.1 for Laser Microdissection

Leica Microsystems has now released version 8.2.1 of the LMS software for Laser Microdissection microscopes. Laser Microdissection is used to dissect...

MDCK cells, Phase Contrast, red outlines are marking the cell borders. Courtesy of Prof. Ralf Jacob, University of Marburg, Germany

16. May 2019 Confluency Check with PAULA Cell Imager

Monitor your cell culture around the clock with PAULA and know the perfect time-point for your experiment

08. May 2019 Leica Microsystems and University Mainz cooperate for a Microscopy Reference Center

New center with focus on innovation for light microscopy is located at University Medical Center in Mainz, Germany

26. April 2019 Free Booklet: EM Sample Preparation Workflow Solutions for Life Science

Find out how Leica supports your workflow and learn about other similar workflows. This publication provides a collection of most frequently used...

SP8 LIGHTNING confocal microscope

08. April 2019 Next generation confocal platform for super-resolution live cell imaging in multicolor

Detailed observations of fast biological processes with the SP8 LIGHTNING

26. March 2019 Save time for 2D and 3D analysis

LAS X.next, a streamlined software user interface for the DVM6 digital microscope

06. March 2019 Cleanliness Expert software - New user interface

Easy to use and fast to adapt. Learn about the new user interface for the Cleanliness Expert software. You will see that this software interface is...

07. February 2019 UC San Diego and Leica Microsystems Establish Center of Excellence in Microscopy

The new Center will support a combined mission to educate the next generation of scientists and drive new scientific discoveries

29. January 2019 Winners of the Human Protein Atlas Image Classification Announced

Kaggle Competition Prize Money Sponsored by Leica Microsystems

23. January 2019 New Leica imagers set to transform visualization of 3D samples

THUNDER imager family enables users to decode 3D biology in real-time*

29. April 2019 Laser Microdissection Publication List

This monthly updated reference list demonstrates the major application fields for laser microdissection in life science research.

18. April 2019 Image Gallery: THUNDER Imager

To help you answer important scientific questions, THUNDER Imagers eliminate the out-of-focus blur that clouds the view of thick samples when using…

27. March 2019 Analysis of Tissue Sections Assisted by Fluorescence Laser Microdissection

Lectin microarray (LMA) is a highly sensitive technology used to obtain the global glycomic profiles of endogenous glycoproteins in biological samples…

19. March 2019 How can PAULA help streamline the workflow for my wound healing assay?

The wound healing assay, often used as a synonym for scratch assay or migration assay, is an important tool for the evaluation and measurement of cell…

06. March 2019 THUNDER Technology Note

So far, widefield microscopy was not suitable to image larger volumes, since the contrast of the recorded fluorescence image is reduced by the…

MDCK cells, Phase Contrast, red outlines are marking the cell borders. Courtesy of Prof. Ralf Jacob, University of Marburg, Germany

21. February 2019 Confluency Check with PAULA Cell Imager

Many cell-based experiments require cells in a certain state. This can include their morphology,  fluorescent protein expression, and the confluency…

13. February 2019 Extending Nanoscopy Possibilities with STED and exchangeable fluorophores

When it comes to STED Nanoscopy, keeping high signal-to-noise is key to achieve the best possible resolution in fixed and living cells. This can be…

05. December 2018 Webinar: See More Than Just Your Image

Despite the emergence of new imaging methods in recent years, true 3D resolution is still achieved by Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM).…

01. December 2018 Dynamic Endoplasmic Reticulum

The Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) is a dynamic, reticular or net-like structure consisting of tubules and cisternae that extend throughout the cell and…

13. November 2018 Simultaneously Measuring Image Features and Resolution in Live-Cell STED Images

Reliable interpretation and quantification of cellular features in fluorescence microscopy requires an accurate estimate of microscope resolution.…