Science Lab

Science Lab

Science Lab

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!
Donor (D) and acceptor (A) molecule which participate in FRET (Förster resonance energy transfer).

What is FRET with FLIM (FLIM-FRET)?

This article explains the FLIM-FRET method which combines resonance energy transfer and fluorescence lifetime imaging to study protein-protein interactions.
Two-color caspase assay with tile scan

Multi-Color Caspase 3/7 Assays with Mica

Caspases are involved in apoptosis and can be utilized to determine if cells are undergoing this programmed cell death pathway in so-called caspase assays. These assays can be run by e.g. flow…

How to use a Surgical Microscope as an Operating Room Nurse

Surgical microscopes play an essential role in the modern microsurgery procedures. It provides the surgeon, assistant and operating room staff with a magnified and illuminated high-quality image of…

How to improve your Biomarker Discovery Workflow with Laser Microdissection

Biomarkers can be used as indicators of certain diseases, such as cancer. The tumor microenvironment moved into the spotlight in this concern. It is in close interaction with the tumor itself.…

Introduction to Ion Beam Etching with the EM TIC 3X

In this article you can learn how to optimize the preparation quality of your samples by using the ion beam etching method with the EM TIC 3X ion beam milling machine. A short introduction of the…
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How to Drape an Overhead Surgical Microscope

The tutorial features the Leica ARveo digital Augmented Reality microscope for complex neurosurgery. The procedure also applies to the Leica M530 OHX, OH6, OH5 and OH4.
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How to Drape a Surgical Microscope

Before performing surgical procedures, it is important to drape the surgical microscope to ensure sterile working conditions. At Leica, we are committed to helping you with your surgical practice. In…

How to prepare samples for Stimulated Raman Scattering

Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) is an emerging microscopy technique that images the vibrations of chemical bonds within a specimen. It allows researchers to probe the endogenous chemistry or…
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