- Applications include single cell isolation for extraction of DNA, RNA, protein or metabolites from nearly any biological system, allowing downstream (cell-specific) analyses such as for example PCR, sequencing, qRT-PCR, microarray, genetic fingerprinting, 2-D protein gels, mass-spec analyses (LC-MS/MS / MALDI). See Leica science lab for more information.
- Fully automated high-end upright microscope (DM6000B). Dedicated LMD objectives available: 5x, 10x, 20x, 40x and 63x.
- Special membrane coated (PEN) glass or frame slides is recommended for mounting tissue sections. Three-slide holder with rapid slide scans.
- Fully integrated fluorescence allows live cutting within bright-field and fluorescence (BGR filters for DAPI, FITC, TRITC/PI) mode.
- UV laser 349 nm solid state diode (120 µJ, pulse frequency 10 – 5000 Hz, pulse length < 4 ns), with continuously adjustable laser aperture, speed, and focus.
- Gravity collection into standard PCR microfuge caps (0.2, 0.5ml), 8-strip wells, or Petri dishes with or without special membrane (or Leica ibidi slides).
- Annotate then cut or cut in real-time cutting with a Pen-screen.
- Please acknowledge funding for this instrument as follows: “This work utilized a LEICA 7000 laser microdissection microscope purchased with an NIH shared instrumentation grant 1S10OD016350-01.”
- Please contact Dr. Martha Campbell-Thompson with any questions regarding this instrument or appropriate citation.
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