For imaging of rapid events like calcium signaling, vesicle transport or chromosome dynamics, traditional point scanning confocal microscopes are often not fast enough.
With the spinning disc technology it is possible to do confocal optical sectioning at video rate enabling the visualization of very fast processes in living cells at high resolution.
Our new spinning disc confocal system (Intelligent Imaging Innovations Marianas SDC) is mounted on an inverted microscope (Leica DMI). It is equipped with three lasers having 488 nm (for excitation of green-emitting fluorochromes), 560 nm (for excitation of red-emitting fluorochromes) or 640 excitation wavelengths. For imaging highly performing 63x glycerin and 100x oil objectives are available.