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Zeiss PALM MicroBeam IV Laser-capture Microdissection System

A laser-capture microdissection system, which uses laser beams to precisely micro-dissect out specific cells and tissues of interest under a microscopic objective lens for further characterization of the dissected samples, such as genomic analysis
Zeiss PALM MicroBeam IV laser-capture microdissection system

Zeiss PALM MicroBeam IV


  • Microdissection



  • PALM MicroBeam 4.2 High-end laser microdissection system on AxioObserver with multi-color fluorescence capability



  • Microscope: Zeiss Axio Observer (fully motorized stage)
  • CapMover II robot-capture system
  • Fluorescence filters: DAPI, FITC, TRITC
  • Two CCD cameras
  • AxioCam ICc1 R4
  • AxioCam MRm
  • Objectives: Fluar 5x/0.25, Fluar 10x/0.50, LD Plan-Neofluar 20x/0.40, LD Plan-Neofluar 40x/0.6, LD Plan-Neofluar 63x/0.75 (WD=2.2)
  • Dish/live cell collector

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Equipment Location

Microscopy and Cytometry Facility