Staining is unnecessary when imaging specimens with the TCS SP8 CARS confocal microscope. The CARS technology exploits image contrast arising from characteristic vibrational states of different molecules within a specimen. As no labeling is required, the specimen remains almost unaffected from preparation and imaging.
Users benefit from its ability to image, at high speed and resolution, a wide range of live specimens, including cells, tissues, and even small organisms. To achieve this performance, the microscope offers visible, infrared (