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Franceschi Microscopy & Imaging Center Franceschi Microscopy & Imaging Center


We are continually striving to upgrade the equipment and capabilities in the Center.

If you are interested in participating in the acquisition of additional equipment, please contact the director.

Facilities & Equipment

Transmission Electron Microscopy:
FEI Tecnai G2 20 Twin
Philips CM-200

Leica Reichert Ultracut R microtome
Leica EM AFS2

Scanning Electron Microscopy
FEI Quanta 200F

Tescan Vega3 with EDAX detector

Samdri-PVT-3B Critical Point Dryer
Cressington High Resolution Sputter Coater – Platinum/Paladium or Chromium
Technics Hummer V sputter coater – Gold

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy:
Zeiss LSM 510 META – FMIC
Leica SP5 – Clark
Leica SP8 – FMIC
Image Analysis Workstation:
Leitz Epi-Fluorscent Microscope
OlympusBH-2 Light microscope
Wild stereo microscope
Jenoptik ProgRes C12plus digital camera

Jung Biocut microtome for paraffin sections
A & O Spencer microtome for paraffin sections
Leica Cryocut 1800 for cryosectioning



Listing of all instruments with manufacturer details