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COVID-19 Update: Initiatives from Leica Microsystems.

For Customers, Partners and Associates.

Safety first…always

In these unprecedented times, the safety and well-being of our customers, partners, employees and their families are of utmost importance. To ensure appropriate actions and guidelines are in place Leica Microsystems has established an emergency response team (ERT). The team is continuously monitoring advice from established sources such as the CDC, WHO, and ISOS, as well as government guidelines so we can respond quickly to changing local and global conditions.

As well as ensuring we have protective measures in place, we are also committed to supporting our customers so that they can continue their work.  

Therefore, we have developed a series of actions to enable us to continue helping our customers to select, use, and maintain Leica instruments.

Helping you to keep working | Connect with us virtually | Supporting you with your COVID-19 research | Useful links

Helping you to keep working

Our global teams are working around the clock to ensure service support and product solutions are at hand when you need them.

Product availability

Leica Microsystems has the benefit of a robust global infrastructure. This allows us to successfully utilize alternative sourcing and manufacturing capacity from different geographies to reduce any potential impact on production or delivery.

We are in close contact with logistics companies to maintain deliveries of products, supplies, and parts. To date we have been able to secure all transportation and have experienced minimal delays outside of the highly affected geographies.

Uninterrupted service support

The full Leica service support team is ready as always to help you with any service topics during our usual support hours.

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Connect with us virtually

Travel restrictions and event cancellations resulting from necessary protective measures prevent us from meeting you in person. To ensure that we can continue to provide any assistance that you may need, we are implementing initiatives that allow us to communicate safely. 

Virtual support

If you would like to discuss your specific application needs, or if you have any questions, our teams will be happy to schedule a call or a virtual meeting.

Virtual seminars and webinars

We are currently strengthening our program of virtual seminars and webinars to address the current needs and areas of interest.

Coming virtual seminars and webinars

Supporting you with your COVID-19 research

As the novel human respiratory coronavirus COVID-19 continues to expand globally, there is an increasing need to develop therapies to alleviate and ultimately stop this pandemic.

At Leica Microsystems we are committed to helping you find optimal workflow solutions for your research, so that you can gain the insights you need.

Find out more about our solutions, contact your local Leica representative, or use the form to contact a specialist.

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Useful links

The following list provides some sources that may contain helpful information for your own research.

Leica solutions for virology

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STELLARIS - Confocal Microscope Platform

STELLARIS

With the STELLARIS confocal platform, we have re-imagined confocal microscopy to get you closer to the truth.

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 EM Cryo CLEM

The THUNDER Imager EM Cryo CLEM enables precise identification of cellular structures and smooth, secure transfer of coordinates, images, and samples through your correlative workflow.

Multiphoton Microscope STELLARIS 8 DIVE

STELLARIS 8 DIVE

DIVE and STELLARIS have merged to provide you with the power of flexible multicolor multiphoton imaging.

THUNDER Imager 3D Cell Culture

THUNDER Imager Live Cell & 3D Cell Culture & 3D Assay

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

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

Automatic Plunge Freezer EM GP2

EM GP2

Automatic Plunge Freezer

Leica DM4 B & DM6 B

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

Inverted Microscope for Cell and Tissue Culture

Leica DMi1

Entry level inverted microscope

Inverted Laboratory Microscope with LED Illumination

Leica DM IL LED

Inverted Laboratory Microscope with LED Illumination

Laser Microdissection Microscope Leica LMD6 & Leica LMD7

Leica LMD6 & LMD7

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

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The knowledge portal of Leica Microsystems offers scientific research and teaching material on the subjects of microscopy. The content is designed to support beginners, experienced practitioners and scientists alike in their everyday work and experiments.

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