The fluorescence microscope together with the software was purchased for the Department of Histology of the Medical University of Gdańsk. The device is equipped with an incubation chamber with a two-channel gas mixer and temperature control, which allows long-term observation of changes occurring in living cells.
The light source for observation in the fluorescence technique is a set of 16 LED elements. The microscope is also equipped with an eight-position, automated carousel for fluorescent filters, which allows observation of many markers in the same preparation. This is of particular importance in the study of the location, co-localization, translocation and morphological changes taking place in the cells.
The ultra-fast camera is responsible for image processing, which minimizes the exposure time of living cells to fluorescent light and greatly speeds up scanning of whole preparations. The purchase cost 450,000.PLN.