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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. Explore interactive tutorials and application notes, discover the basics of microscopy as well as high-end technologies – become part of the Science Lab community and share your expertise!
Cell DIVE image of stromal remodeling around B cell follicles of follicular lymphoma patients. Stromal cells labeled with antibodies against desmin (red), SPARC (orange), vimentin (blue), and a-sma (yellow). Extracellular matrix labeled with antibody against lumican (cyan). B cells labeled with antibody against CD20 (green). Image credit: Dr. Andrea Radtke, Center for Advanced Tissue Imaging, NIAID, NIH

Empowering Spatial Biology with Open Multiplexing and Cell DIVE

Spatial biology and multiplexed imaging workflows have become important in immuno-oncology research. Many researchers struggle with study efficiency, even with effective tools and protocols. Here, we…
Image of murine dopaminergic neurons which have been marked for laser microdissection (LMD).

Neuron Isolation in Spatial Context with Laser Microdissection (LMD)

After Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s is the second most common progressive neurodegenerative disease. Before the first symptoms manifest, up to 70% of dopamine-releasing neurons in the mid-brain…

How did Laser Microdissection enable Pioneering Neuroscience Research?

Dr. Marta Paterlini, a Senior Scientist at the Karolinska Institute, shares her experience of using laser microdissection (LMD) in groundbreaking research into adult human neurogenesis and offers…
How the M822 microscope enhances surgical precision in eye surgeries - Insights from Dr. Dhami. Image courtesy of Dr. Abhinav Dhami.

Buying an Ophthalmic Microscope? Gain Peers Insights from Dr. Dhami

In this article, learn how Dr. Abhinav Dhami, an ophthalmic surgery consultant in North India, enhances his surgical precision using the M822 ophthalmic microscope from Leica Microsystems and the key…
Region of a patterned wafer inspected using optical microscopy and automated and reproducible DIC (differential interference contrast). With DIC users are able to visualize small height differences on the wafer surface more easily.

6-Inch Wafer Inspection Microscope for Reliably Observing Small Height Differences

A 6-inch wafer inspection microscope with automated and reproducible DIC (differential interference contrast) imaging, no matter the skill level of users, is described in this article. Manufacturing…
Optical microscope image, which is a composition of both brightfield and fluorescence illumination, showing organic contamination on a wafer surface. The inset images in the upper left corner show the brightfield image (above) and fluorescence image (below with dark background).

Visualizing Photoresist Residue and Organic Contamination on Wafers

As the scale of integrated circuits (ICs) on semiconductors passes below 10 nm, efficient detection of organic contamination, like photoresist residue, and defects during wafer inspection is becoming…
Evolved ARveo 8: Operating Room (OR) set-up.

Augmented Reality: Transforming Neurosurgical Procedures

In this ebook, you will explore the exciting advances that Augmented Reality (AR) brings to the field of neurosurgery. This comprehensive guide, including explanatory videos, addresses key questions…

AI-Powered Multiplexed Image Analysis to Explore Colon Adenocarcinoma

In this application note, we demonstrate a spatial biology workflow via an AI-powered multiplexed image analysis-based exploration of the tumor immune microenvironment in colon adenocarcinoma.

Laser Microdissection Protocols for Tissue and Cell Isolation - Download free eBook

In this Bio-protocol Selections, we present a collection of open-access, detailed methods papers using LCM to purify and isolate tissues and cells from plants, mouse embryos, cancer cells, neurons,…
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