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  Microscopy Today 2016 Innovation Award for Leica Digital LightSheet solution

Light sheet and confocal microscopy combined for long-term imaging of sensitive samples

Leica Microsystems’ Digital LightSheet solution, the Leica TCS SP8 DLS confocal microscope was honored with the Microscopy Today 2016 Innovation Award. Leica Microsystems’ Digital LightSheet solution, the Leica TCS SP8 DLS confocal microscope was honored with the Microscopy Today 2016 Innovation Award in Columbus, Ohio. Its design combines the Leica TCS SP8 confocal platform with light sheet technology as a fully integrated module, thus enabling researchers to combine confocal and light sheet imaging in one experiment...

 

  Leica Biosystems and Pathline Team up to Address Patient Safety

CEREBRO sample tracking and workflow solution deployed to reduce errors 

LeicaPathline Emerge, a leading provider of subspecialized anatomic pathology services, has teamed up with Leica Biosystems, a global leader in pathology solutions. In order to fight against medical errors in the laboratory, such as the misidentification of cancer tests, Pathline has implemented Leica Biosystems CEREBRO, a state-of the-art sample tracking and workflow management solution....

 

  Leica Biosystems and Advanced Cell Diagnostics Partner to Develop and Commercialize RNAscope-based Diagnostic and Companion Diagnostic Tests

Leica Biosystems, a global leader in anatomic pathology solutions and workflow automation, and Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD), a world leader in RNA biomarker analysis for precision medicine, today announced a comprehensive partnership to develop and commercialize tissue-based diagnostic tests based on ACD's RNAscope in situ hybridization (ISH) assays on Leica Biosystems' BOND clinical advanced staining instruments.

LeicaThe agreement supports Leica Biosystems' development and commercialization of fully automated RNAscope-based companion diagnostic (CDx) tests in partnership with biopharmaceutical companies. The combination of ACD's RNAscope technology with Leica Biosystems' fully automated pathology solutions allows companies and laboratories in clinical markets to integrate the power of new RNA-based biomarker tests into the...

 

  NHS Wales Select Aperio Digital Pathology for an Innovative Multi-Site Project

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, on behalf of Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board, contracted with Leica Biosystems for its Aperio digital pathology solutions.

LeicaThis partnership has enabled the merging of three sites: Glan Clwyd, Wrexham & Bangor to form the new trust: North Wales. Digital pathology enables rapid distribution, eliminating slide shipping costs and travel time. Additionally, the digital slides can be annotated to facilitate a more efficient and accurate review from one pathologist to another. The use of digital pathology is leveraging NHS Wales as a pioneering healthcare organization...

 

  New Embedding System Histocore Arcadia - the Simple Solution to Complex Embedding

Leica Biosystems today announced the release of the HistoCore Arcadia, a modular embedding system designed to streamline workflow in histopathology laboratories.

arcadiaThe independent Arcadia modules offer users the flexibility to organize the embedding workflow to their liking. HistoCore Arcadia is a combination of the paraffin dispensing module Arcadia H and the cold plate Arcadia C. Simple operation and precise control help improve the quality, reliability and speed of embedding work. The new station is designed with the user in mind and incorporates comfortable wrist-pads that increase comfort and stability...

 

  Markus Lusser is New President of Leica Microsystems

Markus Lusser is the new President and Director of Leica Microsystems, headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.

LeicaThis appointment became effective July 1, 2015. He succeeds Andries Peter Jan van den Broek who has left the company.  Before joining Leica Microsystems, Markus Lusser was Vice President Global Sales and Customer Support with Sciex. Sciex produces analysis instruments and, like Leica Microsystems, belongs to the U.S. company, Danaher Corporation. Lusser holds an Electrical Engineering Degree in Telecommunications and Electronics from...

 

  Leica Microsystems Launches Laser Microdissection Microscope Series with LED for Transmitted Light

Leica LMD6 and Leica LMD7 Succeed Leica LMD6500 and Leica LMD7000 

leicaLeica Microsystems has launched two instruments of the laser microdissection microscope series, the Leica LMD6 and the LMD7, with LED illumination for transmitted light. Users can now choose between halogen and LED illumination. LEDs are an energy-efficient light source providing homogenous illumination and a constant color temperature. They also save energy, and their lifetime of up to 25,000 hours is longer than that of halogen lamps...

 

  Leica Microsystems Introduces the Leica DM2500 LED Microscope for Clinical Laboratories and Research Applications

Brilliant Transmitted Light Imaging Due to Powerful Ultra-bright LEDs

leicaWith the launch of the Leica DM2500 LED, Leica Microsystems completes its Leica DM1000 to 3000 series of microscopes. All the models in this series are now available with LED illumination. The Leica DM2500 LED is suitable for demanding tasks in clinical laboratories as well as for research applications in microbiology, developmental biology, cytology, zoology, botany, and more. The ultra-bright LED illumination of the Leica DM2500 LED was...

 

  Leica Microsystems Strengthens Market Presence in Turkey

Distributors Mikro-Optik Tibbi Malzeme Ithalat Ihracat ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi and Gantenbein Ticaret Mürsel Gelincik ve Ortagi Adi Komandit Sirketi Have Been Acquired.

/Leica logoLeica Microsystems has strengthened the alliance with its Turkish distributors Mikro-Optik Tibbi Malzeme Ithalat Ihracat ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi and Gantenbein Ticaret Mürsel Gelincik ve Ortagi Adi Komandit Sirketi, thereby deepening its market presence in Turkey. All relevant assets of the two companies, both of Istanbul, with another office of Gantenbein's in Ankara, have been acquired as of June 4, 2014...

 

  Leica Microsystems Opens Experience Lab in Japan Laboratory for Microscope Demonstration and Workshops Located in Tokyo

Leica Microsystems opens an Experience Lab in the headquarters of the Japanese office in Tokyo, Japan. The laboratory is dedicated to product demonstrations of Leica microscope systems and workshops.

/Experience labAdditionally, it serves as a showroom for microscope users who wish to get to know the instruments and accessories like cameras, illumination and software. Users are free to bring their own samples to observe with the systems and can also take advantage of a sample preparation service for industrial samples to be observed and analyzed then and there. “We experience a strong demand from users who want to try out our instruments and see the performance with their own eyes. The Experience Lab is a fantastic opportunity for users....

 

  Leica SR GSD 3D Super-Resolution Microscope Voted Among Top 10 Innovations 2013 for Laboratories and Research

The Scientist Magazine Chooses Super-Resolution Microscope from Leica Microsystems as one of the Year's Best Innovations for the Second Time

The Leica SR GSD 3D super-resolution system for 3D localization microscopy attains a resolution of 20 nanometers in x and y and up to 50 nanometers in z directionThe Leica SR GSD 3D super-resolution microscope has been voted third among the Top 10 Innovations 2013 by the prestigious magazine The Scientist. The panel of judges, consisting of representatives from science, business, and the non-profit sector, selected the super-resolution system for 3D localization microscopy from more than 80 entries as one of the most innovative products with the potential to revolutionize life sciences...

 

  Leica Microsystems Launches First 3D Surgical Microscopes, Leica M720 OH5 and Leica M525 OH4 with TrueVision 3D Technology Inside

Surgeons Benefit from Easy 3D Recording and Video Editing, More Space to Maneuver in the Operating Room and an Upgradable Platform for Future Surgical Guidance Applications

Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X super-resolution system revealing the full spectrum of life in 3D - fast and directlyThe first 3D surgical microscopes from Leica Microsystems with TrueVision 3D technology inside are available to customers. By incorporating the digital smart 3D system inside select models of Leica Microsystems' surgical microscopes, the two companies have eliminated the need for a separate 3D cart. Surgeons can control the 3D recording functions, without interrupting their workflow, via the microscope hand and foot controls, and OR staff will benefit from easier, faster setup and more space to maneuver in the operating room....

 

  Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X - fast and direct 3D super-resolution

See the full spectrum of life - with the smallest confocal volume ever 

Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X super-resolution system revealing the full spectrum of life in 3D - fast and directlyLeica Microsystems continues to extend the capabilities of confocal super-resolution with its new STED platform Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X. The first presentation to the public will be at the annual meetings of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego, USA, and of the American Society for Cell Biology in New Orleans, USA, during November and December 2013 respectively....

 

  New Super-Resolution System for 3D Localization Microscopy

Leica SR GSD 3D - Highly Precise and Reproducible Localization of Single Molecules and Cellular Structures in Three Dimensions 

Leica SR GSD 3D - new super-resolution system for 3D localization microscopy

Super-resolution is a major trend in light microscopy. Extending its portfolio of super-resolution microscopy products, Leica has now launched the Leica SR GSD 3D, a widefield system that not only offers 2D, but now also 3D super-resolution imaging of molecules and cellular structures. Based on GSD (Ground State Depletion) or dSTORM technology, the widefield fluorescence microscope attains resolutions of down to 20 nm in the lateral and 50 nm in the axial direction. The Leica SR GSD 3D also scores with its unique precision for localizing single molecules, its system stability and its optical performance. These attributes are essential for reproducible, high-quality results in a very short time.  The benefits of the Leica SR GSD 3D are rounded off by the easy operation of the fully automated system and software...

 

  3D Analysis, 3D Measurement and 3D Visualization for Widefield and Confocal Microscopy Systems

Leica Microsystems Releases Leica Application Suite Advanced Fluorescence (LAS AF) 3.2

Leica Application Suite Advanced Fluorescence (LAS AF) 3.2The software platform for advanced life science research, Leica Appplication Suite Advanced Fluorescence (LAS AF), originally launched in 2005 for Leica Microsystems' widefield and confocal microscope systems, has been released in its 3.2 version. This version focuses on 3D analysis, 3D measurements and 3D visualization. The 3D functionalities are especially interesting for users of Leica Microsystems' widefield super-resolution system Leica SR GSD 3D: They make GSD (Ground State Depletion) data visible as volume rendered images and therefore add a third dimension to super-resolution images. Further features include...

 

  Leica FluoScout Helps Researchers Get the Most out of their Fluorescence Microscopes

Online Tool for Determining the Optimal Fluorescence Filter Cube Set

The online tool Leica FluoScout enables users of fluorescence microscopes to determine the best filter cube or filter set for achieving excellent imaging resultsLeica Microsystems launched Leica FluoScout, an online tool that enables users of fluorescence microscopes to determine the optimal filter cube or filter set for achieving excellent imaging results. Find the optimal combination of light sources, fluorophores and filter cubes To achieve excellent results in fluorescence microscopy, the light source, the fluorophores and the filter cubes have to be matched. A perfect fit of excitation and emission filter set maximizes the efficiency of excitation and emission of the fluorophores to provide crisp images. Leica FluoScout makes the matching of these components easy by recommending filter cubes based on the users choice of fluorophore...

 

  Leica Microsystems Launches High-Precision Scanning Stage for Stereo Microscopes and Macroscopes

Leica LMT260 XY Scanning Stage for a Repeatability of 0.25 µm at a Resolution of 5 nm

Leica LMT260 XY Scanning StageLeica Microsystems launches a high-precision scanning stage for stereo microscopes and macroscopes, the Leica LMT260 XY Scanning Stage. To ensure successful experiments, it offers a repeatability of 0.25 µm for samples weighing less than 0.5 kg, and of 1 µm for heavier loads of 1.5 kg. This repeatability is reached at a resolution of 5 nm. Such precision is especially interesting for users who perform time-lapse experiments such as mark and find, or multi-well screenings. "We know that every micrometer counts when imaging several samples at different XY positions", says Dr. Björn Fuchs, Product Manager, Leica Microsystems...

 

  Leica Microsystems Launches two Cameras for Routine Imaging Applications

Leica DMC2900 for Brightfield, Leica DFC3000 G for Fluorescence Applications

Leica Digital Camera DFC3000 G300As of June, Leica Microsystems has launched two cameras that are ideal instruments for routine brightfield or fluorescence applications. Both cameras are equipped with sensors dedicated to the respective applications that allow live images of up to 30 frames per second and a USB 3.0 interface for fast data transfer. The Leica Application Suite (LAS) and the fluorescence counterpart LAS Advanced Fluorescence (LAS AF) software platform provide for image acquisition and support users in analysis and documentation...

 

  New York University Acquires 100th Leica Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope with White Light Laser for Morphogenetic Studies

The Leica TCS SP8 X provides total freedom of excitation and emission coupled with low laser power and high sensitivity

NY_University_ChristiaensThe Department of Biology at New York University has been equipped with the 100th Leica TCS SP8 X, a state-of-the-art confocal laser scanning  microscope with a  white light laser. The system offers complete spectral freedom for fluorescence experiments. For live cell imaging, the combination of high sensitivity and low laser power provides better cell viability. The new instrument is installed in the Center for Developmental Genetics and has been used to further Assistant Professor Dr. Lionel Christiaen’s goal of understanding how tissue-specific gene regulatory networks control and coordinate cell behavior during morphogenesis since February 2013....

 

  Leica Microsystems and Leica Biosystems strengthen market position in Brazil

Long-Standing Leica Distributors Aotec Have Been Acquired

LeicaLeica Microsystems and Leica Biosystems have cemented ties with their Brazilian Leica distributor: All shares of Aotec Instrumentos Cientificos Ltda of São Paulo, Brazil, have been acquired. Aotec is a provider of microscopy and histopathology solutions and has been a Leica distributor for more than 25 years. All Aotec associates will remain with Aotec. Furthermore, the company is actively hiring additional staff to enlarge the Brazilian teams. Leica Microsystems and Leica Biosystems thereby strengthen their market position...

 

  The National University Hospital in Seoul trusts in Leica’s progressive confocal technology and stunningly clear images

When it comes to super-sensitivity and super-resolution, there’s no getting around the Leica TCS SP8 STED

SNUH_KoreaThe Seoul National University Hospital Biomedical Research Institute (SNUH) in Korea offers super-sensitive and super-resolution imaging with the advanced high-end imaging system Leica TCS SP8 STED to its more than 400 researchers. For the wide range of applications from simple cell biology to reperfusion live experiments, the institute’s confocal microscopy core facility requires a high-performing system featuring the best possible sensitivity and super-resolution. The decision for the Leica TCS SP8 STED was made after a thorough comparison of various confocal systems in terms of technical design and imaging results...

 

  Digital HD Microscope Cameras from Leica Microsystems

Easy to use, fast live images, brilliant results – microscope users achieve all of this and more with the new Leica MC120 HD and MC170 HD cameras. Leica Microsystems gets right to the heart of today's requirements for innovative image management and expands its extensive high-definition product range for industry and research

microscope cameras from Leica MicrosystemsThe new high-performance cameras provide high-speed, precise images in real time at a rate of up to 30 frames per second. They are directly connectable to an HD monitor as a stand-alone solution or to a computer via USB interface. While the 2.5 megapixel Leica MC120 HD is ideal for almost all microscopic applications, the Leica MC170 HD with a resolution of 5 megapixels is especially well-suited for acquiring the finest details at low magnifications. For fast documentation or hands-on training the user can record brilliant full HD movie clips as MP4. Images and movies are easily, cost-effectively stored with high quality onto a portable SD-card...

 

  Workflow-oriented Fluorescence Software LAS AF 3 From Leica Microsystems Simplifies Research Experiments

Enhanced speed and efficiency for recording, processing and displaying large amounts of data - including 3D visualization in real-time

Leica AF6000 with DMI6000 B inverted microscope and climate chamberLeica Microsystems has launched the new version of its powerful research microscopy software LAS AF 3 (Leica Application Suite Advanced Fluorescence). LAS AF 3 sets new standards for intuitive operation. It covers the whole spectrum of fluorescence applications from routine work to sophisticated tasks in biomedical research, such as deep imaging of thicker tissue or interactive time lapse experiments...

 

  Increase Diagnostic Confidence and Laboratory Productivity with new Novocastra HD Antibodies for IHC

Leica Microsystems announces the introduction of the Novocastraâ„¢ HD antibody range, 80 clinically important immunohistochemistry antibody clones, spanning 10 anatomical pathologies

Leica Microsystems Novocastra HD was developed to meet the needs of pathologists and histologists, in terms of menu, diagnostic confidence and workflow. This new ‘Highly Definitive’ range was created following extensive global market research on customer preferences, combined with the results of a comprehensive competitive evaluation* of each antibody by NordiQC. The Novocastra HD menu therefore represents antibodies with independently qualified performance, each available in a range of new sizes and formats aligned to laboratory workloads...

 

  5-Channel Fluorescence Digital Pathology Scanning

Leica SCN400 2.2 - Fast, Flexible Whole Slide Capture for Digital Pathology

Leica SCN400 Leica Microsystems announces the release of the SCN400 2.2 scanning platform. Batch processing in both brightfield and multi-channel fluorescence, coupled with user-friendly workflows, makes the SCN400 2.2 an all-round high performance solution for digital pathology scanning...

 

  R&D 100 Award for Super-Resolution Microscope from Leica Microsystems Leica SR GSD Convinces Jury with Unprecedented Performance in Fluorescence Microscopy 

Leica SR GSD The Leica SR GSD is a winner of the R&D100 Award, granted by R&D Magazine for outstanding technical developments. It is the 50th anniversary of this prestigeous award. Leica Microsystems was honored together with the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen for the development of this ground-breaking widefield super-resolution microscope...

 

  Leica Microsystems and Indica Labs Announce Availability of Integrated Advanced Digital Pathology Image Analysis Leica Microsystems, world-leading provider of Total Digital Pathology solutions, and Indica Labs, developing excellence in image analysis for Digital Pathology, today announce the integration of Indica Labs' advanced image analysis algorithm portfolio into Leica Microsystems digital pathology solution.

Leica Microsystems and Indica Labs Announce Availability of Integrated Advanced Digital Pathology Image AnalysisUsers of the Leica Microsystems Tissue IA product can now source from Indica Labs, a range of image analysis algorithms, providing solutions to many diverse tissue-based quantification applications. Indica Labs' image analysis algorithms for molecular assay and morphological feature detection and quantification in whole slide images, coupled with Leica Microsystems' Tissue IA, provides an easy-to-use solution for complex image analysis problems in Digital Pathology...

 

  New Microscope System Leica DM4000 B LED for Biomedical Routine & Research Applications Leica DM4000 B LEDLeica Microsystems launches the new Leica DM4000 B LED - a microscope system with innovative LED illumination optimally suited for biomedical applications. The specially designed LED transmitted light illumination solution is perfectly integrated in the microscope automation covering a wide range of microscopy applications. LED illumination produces constant color temperature at all intensity levels without heat buildup and thus enables stable results...

 

  Leica Microsystems Introduces Tissue IA 2.0 Quantitative Image Analysis Fluorescence and Brightfield Analysis for Digital Pathology Tissue IA – Automated Image Analysis for Brightfield and Fluorescence Digital PathologyLeica Microsystems announces the release of Tissue IA 2.0, high performance image analysis for discovery research. Combining fluorescence and brightfield analysis capabilities in a single platform, with precision cell modelling, Tissue IA 2.0 offers a superior solution for IHC biomarker quantification. Tissue IA 2.0 joins the Total Digital Pathology portfolio from Leica, providing streamlined end-to-end excellence in capture, management and analysis of digital pathology images...

 

  New Tissue Processor Focused on Improving Patient Safety Leica ASP6025Leica Microsystems has announced the release of s that is focused on improving quality, laboratory productivity and, most importantly, patient safety. Tissue processors, such as the new Leica ASP6025, play a critical role in histology laboratories where a patient's tissue samples are prepared for disease diagnosis, especially where cancer is suspected...

 

  Manufacturing Excellence Award for Leica Biosystems Nussloch Manufacturing Excellence Award for Leica Biosystems NusslochLeica Biosystems GmbH in Nussloch has won the Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Award 2011 in the Customer Focus category. With a workforce of 336 employees, the German plant in Nussloch near Heidelberg makes products for different stages of specimen preparation in the histopathological laboratory. These include cryostats and microtomes for ultra-thin sections of tissue as well as automatic coverslippers and tissue processors to produce high-quality samples that can be kept for extremely long periods of time without loss of quality...

 

  Leica SR GSD ranks among Top Ten Innovations 2011 Leica SR GSDThe Top Ten Innovations Contest, established by the magazine The Scientist, awards the "coolest life science tools to emerge in the previous year". This year, the Leica SR GSD microscopy system for widefield super-resolution ranks among the list of new and exciting technologies that made their way into the labs...

 

  Leica Microsystems Launches the First Fully Automated One-step Dual Chromogen IHC Detection System for Use With Antibody Cocktails alidated Prostate Marker CocktailLeica Microsystems announced today the availability of Leica ChromoPlexTM 1 Dual Detection for BOND, the first fully automated one-step detection system allowing the co-visualization of mouse and rabbit antibodies on a single slide. Same day diagnosis is now easier to achieve when compared with the two-step sequential or semi-automated processes currently available on competitive IHC advanced stainers. Developed for use with commercial and self-validated cocktails, ChromoPlex delivers the intense staining and clear background that BOND users currently enjoy from Leica's Compact Polymer technology...

 

  Double and Jumbo Slide Scanning on the Leica SCN400 Leica SCN400 digital slide scannerThe largest capture area of any line scanner in digital pathology is now possible with the Leica SCN400 and SCN400 F. The latest release in Leica's Total Digital Pathology portfolio enables the digitization of very large specimens, not possible with any other line scanning digital pathology system...

 

  Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Selects Leica Microsystems to Provide Automated IHC platforms Across all Sites Leica BOND systemsImperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has one of the largest immunohistochemistry / in situ hybridization (IHC / ISH) workloads in the United Kingdom, performing almost 120,000 IHC slides a year. The Trust has selected Leica Microsystems' BOND platform to provide advanced IHC and ISH staining capabilities for cellular pathology services at its Hammersmith, Charing Cross and St Mary's Hospital sites. These hospitals are integrated with the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London, rated in 2011 as a top 10 global university by Times Higher Education in conjunction with Thomson Reuters...

 

  License Agreement Between Leica Microsystems, the Max Planck Society and the German Cancer Research Center g-STED nanoscopyLeica Microsystems has signed an agreement with the Max Planck Society and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) for the development of the next generation of super-resolution STED (Stimulated Emission Depletion) microscopy. This gives Leica Microsystems the license to develop the new technology, called gated STED, into a commercial product and put it on the market...

 

  Leica Microsystems Acquires Labindia’s Microscopy and Histopathology Divisions Leica Microsystems and Labindia Leica Microsystems, a world leading provider of microscopy systems and total histology solutions, today announced that it has acquired the microscopy and histopathology business of Labindia Instruments Pvt. Ltd., a leading solutions and service provider in India. This transition comes after more than 20 years during which Labindia has successfully distributed Leica's products in India...

 

  Leica Microsystems Introduces Complete Case Management Solution for Digital Pathology Digital Pathology Case Management with dual screen review.Leica Microsystems announce the launch of its clinical workflow solution for Digital Pathology. Digital Image Hub Enterprise* with its powerful image manage­ment, integration and communication capabilities, in conjunction with a new high performance, intuitive client viewer, SlidePath Gateway*, combine to make this the ideal solution for clinical centers moving towards true Digital Pathology implementation. Furthermore, Leica's Total Digital Pathology solutions now provide an implementation of the DICOM Supplement 145 standard for both slide scanning and viewing...

 

  New Leica M822 Ophthalmic Microscope Leica M822 ophthalmic microscope.jpgThe new Leica M822 surgical microscope, with enhanced Red Reflex, combines Leica Microsystems' world class optics with an innovative dual illumination system that dramatically improves the surgeon's view when performing cataract surgery. Ergonomic design for a comfortable working position during surgery and high-resolution video documentation also support ophthalmic surgeons in their quest for more precise and efficient operating techniques...

 

  Leica Science Lab – the Knowledge Portal for Microscopy and Histology is Online Leica Science LabLeica Science Lab the knowledge portal of Leica Microsystems, offers scientific research and teaching material on the subjects of microscopy and histology, from the basics to specific application know-how. Illustrated and interactive tutorials as well as white papers explain technical rudiments all the way from specimen preparation and immunochemistry to imaging, con­trast techniques and high-end technologies such as super-resolu­tion...

 

  Leica Microsystems Introduces New Transmitted-Light Bases for Stereomicroscopes Leica TL5000 ErgoOutstanding illumination in any situation: with its TL3000 ST (brightfield), TL4000 BFDF (bright-/darkfield), TL4000 RCTM / TL4000 RCITM (Rottermann ContrastTM technology) and the new flat TL5000 Ergo (automatic, zoom dependent contrasting) transmitted-light bases, Leica Microsystems is introducing a series of bases specially designed for a variety of stereo and macroscope applications from documentation of single cells to screening of whole animals...

 

  Bringing Digital Pathology Excellence to the Hematopathology Workshop Leica SlidePath WorkshopLeica Microsystems, world-leading providers of Total Digital Pathology solutions, are a proud platinum sponsor of this year's joint workshop of the Society for Hematopathology and the European Association for Haematopathology (SH/EAHP) being held at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, USA, from October 27-29, 2011...

 

  Leica Microsystems Launches Free Digital Pathology App for iPad and iPhone Leica Microsystems Free Digital Pathology App for iPad and iPhoneLeica Microsystems announces the release of the SlidePath Gateway application for iPad and iPhone, which is the latest addition to the Total Digital Pathology portfolio. SlidePath Gateway is a Digital Pathology viewing application with built-in educational content from leading institutes and pathologists. The free application is available now for download from the Apple App store...

 

  New Leica DFC365 FX Fluorescence Camera for Live Cell Imaging The Leica DFC365 FX To successfully document live cells and rapidly fading fluorescence specimens, a camera technology particularly designed for the purpose is indispensable. The new Leica DFC365 FX digital microscope camera from Leica Microsystems combines exceptional image quality with very high temporal resolution for rapid time-lapse recordings. The Leica DFC365 FX is setting new standards in its class enabling researchers to work efficiently, even with weakly fluorescing specimens...

 

  New Widefield Super-Resolution System for Applications in Biomedical Research Leica SR GSDWith the new Leica SR GSD from Leica Microsystems, scientists can now achieve resolutions far below the limit of diffraction that have never been attained before in widefield fluorescence microscopy. The system is capable of resolving details as small as 20 nanometers. This enables research of structures of single proteins and other biomolecules in cells and observation of molecular processes to gain new insights into fundamental processes of life...

 

  China Medical Technologies and Leica Microsystems Announce Collaboration Leica Microsystems China Medical Technologies, Inc. (CMED) (Nasdaq: CMED), a leading China-based advanced in-vitro diagnostic ("IVD") company, and Leica Biosystems, a division of Leica Microsystems, a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments, today announced that they have established a sales, research and development collaboration to co-develop and market automated FISH kits to be used on the Leica BOND system. CMED will sell the Automated FISH Kits in China and Leica will have an option to sell the FISH kits in the rest of the world...

 

  Leica Microsystems Launches SCN400 F Combined Fluorescence and Brightfield Slide Scanner Leica Combined Fluorescence and Brightfield Slide ScannerLeica Microsystems announces the release of the Leica SCN400 F combined fluo­rescent and brightfield digital slide scanner. The SCN400 F brings together Leica's award winning brightfield slide scanning capabilities and multi-channel fluorescence imaging in a single platform, providing versatility to researchers and core laboratories utilizing Digital Pathology...

 

  Leica Microsystems Launches Free Digital Pathology App for iPad and iPhone Leica SlidePath Gateway application for iPad and iPhoneLeica Microsystems announces the release of the SlidePath Gateway application for iPad and iPhone, which is the latest addition to the Total Digital Pathology portfolio. SlidePath Gateway is a Digital Pathology viewing application with built-in educational content from leading institutes and pathologists. The free application is available now for download from the Apple App store...

 

  Leica Microsystems Releases Fully Automated HER2 FISH Test Breast Cancer Specimen stained with the Leica HER2 FISH SystemLeica Microsystems has announced the European release of the fully automated Leica HER2 FISH System for the Leica BOND advanced staining system. Designed for easy and accurate assessment of HER2 gene status in breast cancer tissue, the Leica HER2 FISH System combines the use of the gold standard PathVysion®* HER2 FISH probes, supplied by Abbott Molecular Inc, with Leica's industry-leading BOND automated platform, delivering accurate results for diagnostic confidence...

 

  Leica Microsystems and Definiens Announce Co-Marketing in the Area of Drug Discovery Research Leica Microsystems Leica Microsystems, a leading global designer and producer of precision optical systems, and Definiens, the leading Health Image IntelligenceTM company, today announced a co-marketing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Definiens and Leica will cooperatively market their complementary products and host joint workshops and educational events. Customers will benefit from streamlined high-content image analysis, allowing them to better identify and understand pathways and mechanisms...

 

  Leica Microsystems Licenses Digital Pathology Patents from Olympus Leica Microsystems Leica Microsystems GmbH of Wetzlar, Germany and Olympus America Inc. have signed a nonexclusive worldwide licensing agreement allowing Leica to access an extensive portfolio of patents held by Olympus in the field of digital pathology and virtual microscopy. The patents included in the licensing deal cover methods and equipment for creating, storing and delivering virtual microscopy slides. The technology enables individuals to view and share high-resolution virtual microscopy images over the Internet...

 

  Marburg University Tests New Generation of Light Microscopes from Leica Microsystems Cell biologist Prof. Dr. Ralf Jacob from Philipps University, Marburg.The University of Marburg is expanding its cooperation with Leica Microsystems: The Institute of Cytobiology is currently one of four institutes in the world to test a microscope with a resolution well below the diffraction limit (nanoscope). "With this new optical nanoscopy called GSDIM (ground state depletion microscopy followed by individual molecule return), resolutions down to 25 nanometers can be achieved...

 

  Leica TCS SP5 MP with Fully Integrated OPO Extends Application Range of Multiphoton Microscopy Tubulin. Multiphoton excitation of Atto 647N at 1200nm.Leica Microsystems has effectively matched the Leica TCS SP5 MP multiphoton microscope with a fully integrated OPO (Optical Parametric Oscillator) solution. The integration of the Coherent Chameleon Compact OPO with the Leica TCS SP5 MP confocal and multiphoton microscope allows observation of fast dynamic processes in living cells with deep penetration at high resolution with one integrated microscope system.

 

  High-Content Screening Automation for Confocal and Widefield Microscopy - Leica HCS A – the Platform for Primary and Secondary Screening Leica HCS ALeica Microsystems has extended its automated high-content screening solution to cover applications on widefield fluorescence systems. The Leica HCS A package enables fast and efficient multi-position experiments - from automated image recording routines to complex multi-dimensional high-content screening experiments with simultaneous image export for immediate analysis by external analysis software.

 

  HER2 Theranostic Training Comes to You Bond Oracle HER2 IHC System, an example of 3+ staining intensity on breast cancer tissueLeica Microsystems continues its commitment to education with a new web-based training course for the Leica BondTM OracleTM HER2 IHC System. This new E-learning course harnesses advanced training concepts to provide comprehensive training over the web, with convenient access allowing each student to study at the time and place that best suits their schedule

 

  New Leica DMI6000 B with Adaptive Focus Control (AFC) The new Leica DMI6000 B with Adaptive Focus Control (AFC) for researchers who demand consistent multidimensional imaging without loss of focus.Imaging dynamic processes in living cells is challenging, even for the most precise and reliable microscopy systems. The Leica DMI6000 B inverted microscope stand is at the heart of our widefield or confocal systems for live cell imaging, offering unsurpassed stability inherent to its design.

 

  Leica Microsystems Extends its Product Portfolio in Virtual Microscopy With its unprecedented scanning speed and top-quality on-screen imaging, the Leica SCN400 Slide Scanner has already set new standards in virtual imaging. Through the acquisition of Genetix Ltd. at the beginning of this year, Leica Microsystems is now able to considerably expand its solutions offering. With the software solutions Ariol and SlidePath, Leica Microsystems now adds the ability to store, manage, analyze, and report on digital images created with the Leica SCN400 Slide Scanner or the Leica DM6000 B Research Microscope

 

  Leica DM500 Educational Microscope Wins Worlddidac Award 2010 The International Educational Trade Association Worlddidac has awarded the Leica DM500 Educational Microscope the Worlddidac Award 2010. This famous award will be officially presented in October at the international exhibition in Basel, Switzerland.

 

  Leica Microsystems Wins European Scanner Contest Leica Microsystems‘ Slide Scanner Leica SCN400 and Autoloader Leica SL801 have come first in two categories of the first European Scanner Contest (ESC). The prizes were awarded in the "Scan Speed and Best-Focused Images" categories, each at 20x and 40x magnification.

 

  Leica Microsystems and Axeda Take Top Honors at Connected World Conference Leica Microsystems received a gold M2M Value Chain award with Axeda Corporation honored as its enabler at the annual Connected World Conference. Announced last week, the awards highlight the critical elements of the machine-to-machine (M2M) value chain that create a winning solution for the end customer. The companies were honored for the Leica RemoteCare smart services program.

 

  Leica Microsystems to Develop an Automated HER2 FISH Test Leica Microsystems GmbH and Abbott have reached an agreement for Abbott to supply fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) probes that target the HER2 gene locus. The probes will be used to develop a fully automated FISH solution for HER2 testing on the Leica Microsystems' BONDTM, an automated advanced staining platform.

 

  The Smart Solution for Superior Contrast in Fluorescence Imaging Resolution and contrast are crucially important for fluorescence applications in widefield microscopy. Undesired haze effects that reduce contrast can be minimized by using the smart principle of structured illumination. The result: fluorescence images with excellent contrast, superb axial resolution and ultra-sharp 2D sections of the specimen.

 

  New Tool to Amplify the Power of Confocal Imaging Leica Microsystems has released the first High Content Screening Automation package for confocal research microscopes Leica HCS A. Combining the strength of high-resolution point scanners with the new ingenious LAS AF MATRIX M3 software platform delivers a highly flexible tool for automated imaging in multi dimensions.

 

  Leica Microsystems Acquires Genetix Strengthening Life Science Technologies Portfolio Genetix Ltd, a leading provider of solutions for imaging and image analysis, has been acquired by Leica Microsystems. This acquisition brings together Genetix' expertise in developing and marketing imaging systems and software for clinical and research applications, with Leica Microsystems' microscopes and other life science instrumentation.

 

  Leica RemoteCare: A New Remote Diagnostic Tool to Service Leica Instruments Leica Microsystems proudly introduces a software tool for 24 hour remote monitoring of complex lab equipment.

 

  The Fast Track to Superresolution! The New Leica TCS STED CW for a Wide Range of Applications in Cell Research and Neuroscience The new superresolution system Leica TCS STED CW made its successful début in December 2009 at the 49th annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Diego. A large number of highly interested scientists who followed the product demonstrations were convinced by the progressive technology with its potential to revolutionize life science research.

 

  Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. to Join Leica Microsystems’ Parent Company Board of Directors Leica Microsystems’ parent company, Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), based in Washington, D.C., announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. to Danaher’s Board of Directors.

 

  Leica IC80 HD – Integrated High-Definition Microscope Camera The new Leica IC80 HD high-definition camera from Leica Microsystems offers an easy start to the world of full HD microscopy. Viewing their samples direct on a high-resolution screen, laboratory staff obtain fast and reliable results thanks to the full HD image.

 

  First Inverted Routine Microscope with LED Light Source Brilliant optics and optimum illumination are the key to achieving the best possible results in microscopy. The Leica DM IL LED is the first inverted routine microscope to combine super-lative Leica HC optics with state-of-the-art LED illumination.

 

  Leica Microsystems Launches Miniature High-End Microscope The success of microsurgery stands or falls by the recognition of minute detail (microstructures). During an operation, the surgeon is confronted with many quickly changing situations. For example, he usually needs a high magnification factor for the actual microsurgery. A moment later, he may need a wide field of vision to take an overall look at the area that is being operated on, whereas there are times when a swift change of working distance or working position is necessary.

 

  For the Experts of the Future - New Educational Microscopes Combine High-Quality Optics with Smart and User-Friendly Solutions A creative teaching environment and maximum learning success can only be achieved when teachers, professors and trainers are able to concentrate fully on imparting knowledge. The Leica DM500, Leica DM750 and Leica DM750 P for polarization is a new series of educational microscopes from Leica Microsystems packed with intelligent details and longlife technology to facilitate teaching in schools and universities.

 

  New from Leica Microsystems – the World’s Most Compact Neurosurgical Microscope with Horizontal Optics By incorporating horizontal optics for the first time, Leica Microsystems is writing an groundbraking chapter in the history of optics design. The optics carrier is so compact that the surgeon naturally adopts a healthy working posture.

 

  Reveal the Secrets in the Depth with the New Leica HCX APO L20x/0.95 IMM Mannheim, Germany. Leica Microsystems expands its wide range of objective lenses for confocal microscopy by the new objective Leica HCX APO L20x/0.95 IMM for deep imaging.

 

  Leica M50 and M80 Routine Stereomicroscopes – A Fresh Face for the Laboratory and Research Leica Microsystems presents the Leica M80 and M50 stereomicroscopes that complete the latest, powerful generation of the well-known Leica M series. Featuring superlative optical quality, a well thought-out range of accessories and smooth interplay of all components, they master even unusual challenges with ease.

 

  Fast, Efficient and Reliable Slide Scanner Leica SCN400 for Optimal Histological Examinations With its unprecedented scanning speed and top-quality on-screen imaging, the new Leica SCN400 Slide Scanner offers an alternative to the microscope for the examination of histological samples in pathology, research, and teaching.

 

  New Digital Camera for Fluorescence Applications The detection and documentation of low light fluorescence signals in live cell expe-riments is a particular challenge for digital cameras. To meet this demand, Leica Microsystems adds the new Leica DFC345 FX to its portfolio of powerful digital cameras.

 

  Meaningful Results without Effort - LAS Image Analysis for Automatic Analysis of Multiple Image Features Leica Microsystems has released a new module within the Leica Application Suite

 

  Improved Platform for Confocal and Two Photon Microscopy The New Leica TCS SP5 II: Fast Frame Rates, Best Resolution and Depth Imaging with Full Multi-channel Capabilities

 

  Leica Microsystems and A. Menarini Diagnostics Continue Their Successful Cooperation. Leica Microsystems GmbH and A. Menarini Diagnostics S.r.l. have signed a five-year agreement to extend their successful cooperation.

 

  All in One: A Single Platform to Study the Dynamics of Cellular Processes Leica Microsystems has released the first single molecule detection system which offers an integrated platform for the most common single molecule techniques, such as FLIM and FCS.