Laser Microdissection, also known as LMD or LCM (Laser Capture Microdissection), is a contact- and contamination-free method for isolating specific single cells or entire areas of tissue from a wide variety of tissue samples. The thickness, texture and preparation technique of the original tissue are relatively unimportant. The dissectate is then available for further molecular biological methods such as PCR, real-time PCR, proteomics and other analytical techniques. Laser microdissection is now used in a large number of research fields, e.g. neurology, cancer research, plant analysis, forensics or climate research. The method is meanwhile also applied for manipulation of cell cultures or for microengraving of coverslips.
Our LMD Systems are perfect tools to optimize DNA-Workflows (Genomics), RNA-Workflows (Transcriptomics) and Proteomic-Workflows as they allow to precisely define and collect pure starting material for analysis under visual control.
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CSSB and Leica Microsystems establish an Advanced light and Fluorescence Microscopy (ALFM) facility and integrated Cryo-Imaging solutions
The Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology and Leica Microsystems marked 20 years of collaboration with a day of presentations and scientific talks highlighting the successful projects emerging from the partnership.
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Barcelona, October 9th 2017. October 6th marked the beginning of a new partnership between ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona and Leica Microsystems. The new collaboration agreement aims to promote and establish ICFO as a new...
MONTREAL, September 26, 2017 – CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center in Montreal has partnered with Leica Microsystems to establish a cutting-edge microscopy facility that is mutually beneficial for both the Centre and Leica.
This monthly updated reference list demonstrates the major application fields for laser microdissection in life science research.
Seeing is believing, this is what makes microscopes, imaging systems, or box-type imagers so important for researchers in many different fields like…
Application example for laser microdissection (LMD) - MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in regulating biological processes at the…