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The FV3000 is a point-scanning confocal. It's superior resolution and optical sectioning capabilites compared to widefield or spinning disk microscopes makes it excellent for imaging thicker tissue, particularly fixed samples, or if you want to go for maximum resolution.
Located in the basement of IBRB in room IBRB01.


Objectives 60x oil, 40x oil, 20x air, 10x air
Lasers 405 nm, 488 nm, 561nm, 640 nm. Coherent OBIS 20-50mW
FRAP 405 nm, 488 nm, 561nm, 640 nm
Detectors 4x PMTs
Stage Motorised xyz (recently upgraded from manual xy)
Incubation Up to 37C and CO2 (contact CAMDU if you want to use CO2)
Filters Variable bandwidth filters
Autofocus none