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Equipment available in MAVL

The MAVL provides researchers with access to a range of microscopic platforms, cameras and other equipment, including: 

  • Perkins-Elmer Opera imaging system - An automated high-content, high-throughput laser scanning confocal microplate screening and imaging system.
  • Hitachi TM-1000 tabletop scanning microscope - An easy-to-use, high magnification scanning microscope that requires very little sample preparation. Has energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy capabilities.
  • Olympus BX-51 transmitted light microscope – An all-around excellent general scope with Brightfield, phase contrast, and DIC objectives; basic polarizing capabilities; side port for training/teaching applications; and, digital camera and basic image measurement software package. Excellent for pollen, starch, phytoliths.
  • Olympus BX-60 – a fluorescence microscope with a digital camera
  • AmScope BH-200 – a fluorescence microscope with digital camera and basic image measurement package
  • Arcturus Laser Capture and Microdissection System - for isolating and capturing specific cell samples from mixed cell populations for biomolecular analysis
  • Nikon Eclipse TE-2000-U Inverted Live Cell Microscope
  • Nikon Eclipse TE-300 Inverted Microscope with Eppendorf Micromanipulator System - has micromanipulator probes for efficient examination of tissues
  • Microm HM 500 - Cryostat microtome for creating thin sections
  • PCR-capable laminar flow cabinet for dust-free slide and sample preparation
  • Rockhound - Hand-held portable Raman spectrometer
  • Thermo-Niton XL3t GOLDD+ - Portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometer
  • Nikon Optiphot and Labophot Optical Microscopes
  • Stereozoom (Dissecting) Scopes
  • Computers, monitors, basic image analysis software
  • Digital and film cameras
  • Objectives, condensers, stages, other spare parts
  • Lamps

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