The Leica TCS SMD FLIM system is part of the Leica TCS SMD Series. It integrates hardware and software from PicoQuant with the high-end confocal system Leica TCS SP5 II.
It is a dedicated system for FLIM measurements. These measurements reveal information about the direct neighborhood of molecules on the nanometer scale.
FLIM is also used for binding studies (FLIM-FRET) and to identify natural metabolites under physiological conditions.
The SMD FLIM wizard optimizes FLIM measurement conditions and allows the setup of FLIM time series or FLIM stacks.