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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…
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…

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,…
40x magnification of organoids cluster taken on Mateo TL.Cell type: esophageal squamous carcinoma; scale  bar 15µm. Courtesy of bioGenous, China.

Overcoming Observational Challenges in Organoid 3D Cell Culture

Learn how to overcome challenges in observing organoid growth. Read this article and discover new solutions for real-time monitoring which do not disturb the 3D structure of the organoids over time.
Image of burrs (red arrows) at the edge of a battery electrode acquired with a DVM6 digital microscope.

Burr Detection During Battery Manufacturing

See how optical microscopy can be used for burr detection on battery electrodes and determination of damage potential to achieve rapid and reliable quality control during battery manufacturing.
Particles observed on the surface of a particle trap which could be used for technical cleanliness during battery production.

Battery Particle Detection During the Production Process

How battery particle detection and analysis is enhanced with optical microscopy and laser spectroscopy for rapid, reliable, and cost-effective QC during battery production is explained in this…
THUNDER image of brain-capillary endothelial-like cells derived from human iPSCs (induced pluripotent stem cells) where cyan indicates nuclei and magenta tight junctions.

Rapid Check of Live Stem Cells in Cell-Culture Inserts set in Multi-Well Plates

See how efficient imaging of live iPSC stem cells within cell-culture inserts set in a multi-well plate can be done to evaluate the cells using a THUNDER Imager. Just read this article.
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