Bio-imaging Facility

In Vivo Small Animal Imager (IVIS Spectrum, Xenogen)

IVIS Spectrum, the small animal imager from Xenogen, Perkin Elmer, USA is an advanced animal imager that can support both fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging with high sensitivity. This equipment supports both Trans and epi illumination enabling 3D diffuse fluorescence tomography for depth perception. Also equipped with small animal anesthesia unit.

Flow Cytometer Sorters

High Speed Flowcytometer Sorter System: (FACSAria III)

FACSAria III is a Bench top fixed aligned high speed 4 way sorter system from Becton Dickinson, USA and is equipped with the laser lines, 488 nm, 355 UV, 405 Violet lasers and 633 nm. The machine allows plate sorting. Also equipped with aerosol management system.

High Speed Flowcytometer Sorter System: (FACSAria II)

FACS Aria II is a Bench top fixed aligned high speed 4 way sorter systems from Becton Dickinson, USA and is equipped with the laser lines 488 nm,375 UV, 405 Violet lasers, and 633 nm. Also equipped with aerosol management system.

High Speed Flowcytometer Sorter System: (FACSAria III)

FACS Aria III, Bench top fixed aligned flow cytometer is a high speed 4 way sorter system from Becton Dickinson, USA and is equipped with the following laser lines 488 nm Laser, 375 nm, 405 nm Violet lasers, 561nm laser and 633 nm laser.

Confocal Microscopy

Spectral Confocal Microscope with Resonance Scanner for Fast Live Cell Imaging (A1Rsi)

A1R si, NIKON is the most advanced and fully automated spectral confocal microscope from Nikon, capable of capturing high quality confocal images with high speed and sensitivity. This machine includes a 32 array spectral detector and high speed resonance scanner that can achieve more than 25 frames per second at 512x512 pixel dimension apart from motorized xy stage for multipoint confocal imaging. Available laser lines are Multi-line Ar laser with 458/488/514nm, Diode laser 561 nm, HeNe 633 nm, Blue diode Laser 405nm, all with AOTF control. Also supported by live cell incubation chamber from Okolab for live cell imaging.

Confocal Laser scanning Microscope with high sensitivity spectral detector (Olympus FV3000)

Olympus FV3000 is equipped with a high sensitivity spectral detector (HSD) with GsAsP PMTs which enables it to view samples having weak emission. The desired emission range can be selected using the spectral detectors. The Diode Laser lines available are 405nm, 488nm, 514nm, 561nm and 640nm with 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x and 60x objectives.

Super Resolution Microscope for Live Cell Imaging and Confocal Attachment ( N-SIM, A1R)

N-SIM, A1R is a Structured Illumination Based Super-Resolution Microscope from Nikon, Japan with all accessories for live cell imaging that can achieve an X-Y resolution of 100nm and Z resolution of 320nm. The system is equipped with laser lines 405nm, 488nm, 561nm and 640 nm .

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope with GaAsP Detector for Multifluorescence and Live Cell Imaging ( Leica SP8 Wll Confocal Microscope)

Leica SP8 Spectral Confocal with WLL is an advanced confocal microscope from Leica Microsystems, Germany. This equipment is configured with white light laser (WLL) that can support any laser lines between 470-670nm and AOBS for filter less emission tuning, in addition to the highly sensitive GaAsP detector.

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope with Spectral Detector for Multifluorescence and Live Cell Imaging ( Leica SP2 Confocal Microscope)

Leica SP2 Laser scanning Spectral Confocal system is an advanced confocal microscope from Leica Microsystems, Germany. This equipment is configured with AOBS as tunable dichroic for all laser lines Argon ( 458, 477, 488,515nm) , 561 nm Diode laser and HeNe 633 nm laser lines. This confocal machine is also equipped with temperature, humidity and Co2 control system to enable imaging of both live and fixed samples.

Contact

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