Leica SP8 Live Cell

Winship Clinic C, Room 4043



  • This SP8 inverted microscope has a CO2 and temperature controlled incubator for live cells that can be put on the stage
  • Multi-channel imaging in x, y, and z, time and wavelength (any combination)
  • Five confocal and fully multi-spectral channels are available with transmission light detection in brightfield, reflection, or DIC, which can be done simultaneously.
  • Two PMT detectors and two HyD GaAsP detectors for gated imaging which is “super-sensitive”
  • High speed scanning with LAS AF control software
  • True confocal scanning is obtained with the highest axial resolution using the galvonometric scanner  switchable between resonant tandem scanner at 8 KHz  and non-resonant mode.
  • Motorized Stage accommodates slides, 35 mm dishes, and 6 well to 96 well plates


HC Plan FLUOTAR 10x/0.30 air  WD 11.0 mm
HC PL APO 20x/0.75 CS2 air  WD 0.62 mm
HC PL APO 40x/1.30 oil CS2  WD 0.24 mm
HC PL APO 63x/1.40 oil CS2  WD 0.14 mm
HC PL APO 100x/1.40 oil CS2  WD 0.13 mm

Laser lines:

405 nm DMOD Flexible

Argon laser with 458 nm, 488 nm, and 514 nm wavelengths

DPSS laser 561 nm,

Helium Neon laser 633 nm

Filter cubes (eyes):


Aquisition software:

Leica application Suite-Advanced Fluorescent software