School of Engineering

Confocal Microscopy

Zeiss LSM 880 with Airscan

The LSM 880 with Airscan combines fast super-resolution and sensitive confocal image acquisition. Its novel detector design results in four-to-eight times improvement in signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), while simultaneously achieving a 1.7x increase in resolution at increased acquisition speeds of 27fps (at 480 x 480 pixels).

The Zeiss confocal microscopy suite and an image of cells under a microscope
The confocal microscopy suite: (A) The LSM-880 confocal microscope with Airscan and (B) immunoreactivity for GABA-A receptor (red) with axon-terminals (green), in contact with Purkinje somata of mouse cerebellar cortex (blue) (Swinny et al., ©2017)