New Leica Bioimaging Center Officially Inaugurated

Leica Microsystems will use the facility at the BMC as reference and demo center – the biggest in Europe so far. During the opening symposium with more than 200 scientists, Dr. Steffen Dietzel, Manager of the Core Facility Bioimaging (1st image on the left), and Christoph Thumser, Director Life Science Research Europe at Leica Microsystems, cut the ribbon. The Leica team that managed this project: Bodo Falke, Alexander Fahrner, Nicolas Sadoni, and Patrick Zessin (2nd image f.l.t.r).

The reference center for state-of-the-art light microscopy at the BMC is the result of a strategic co-operation between Leica Microsystems and the LMU. “We are happy about the close cooperation with Leica Microsystems,” comments Dietzel. “It gives us the chance to provide our users with microscopes which permanently meet the highest requirements in terms of configuration and maintenance.” 

“Our partnership with the BMC makes it possible for us to develop innovations in modern light microscopy, and demonstrate their utility in applied cell biology, in direct collaboration with researchers,” says Thumser. “Leica Microsystems has a long tradition of close cooperation with scientists. This is the only way for us to make sure that the solutions we offer meet both the present and future needs of biomedical researchers.“

At the Leica Bioimaging Center, 10 microscope systems of the latest generation are at the disposal of the researchers – among them a 3D super-resolution system Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X with integrated light sheet module, two Leica TCS SP8 MP multiphoton systems, two Leica TCS SP8 confocal microscopes and one high-end widefield microscope Leica DMi8 for live cell research.

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