Leica Microsystems opens imaging center for life science research in San Francisco

The new imaging center showcases systems for providing intricate detail and quantification in life science research.

Leica Microsystems (Wetzlar, Germany) has opened a new imaging center at Oyster Point Marina (South San Francisco, CA) that showcases systems for providing intricate detail and quantification in life science research. The Leica Microsystems Imaging Center offers access to the company's advanced microscopy systems for scientists on the forefront of new discoveries.

The grand opening of the Leica Microsystems Imaging Center was held on the morning of September 5, 2018, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a VIP event with prominent guest speakers from Bay Area research institutes. Among them were Dr. Parag Mallick, Associate Professor – Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection; Dr. Shalin B. Mehta, Leader – Advanced Optical Microscopy, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub; Dr. Alfred Millett-Sikking, Scientist – Calico Life Sciences, Andrew York Lab; and Dr. Heather Cartwright, Imaging Director – Advanced Imaging Facility at the Carnegie Institution for Science.

The Leica Microsystems Imaging Center features tissue culture technology, stereo microscopes, and fully automated high-throughput imaging systems built around the DMi8 S modular inverted platform, says Olga Davydenko, Ph.D., Advanced Workflow Specialist for Leica Microsystems. The imaging center, she explains, will also host the SP8 FALCON confocal microscopy system for fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM). For researchers interested in advanced photomanipulation techniques and dynamic processes at the cell surface, the new imaging center will display the DMi8 S system outfitted with Infinity TIRF and Infinity Scanner, she adds.

The center will be open to researchers who wish to explore these imaging platforms closer and understand how they can advance their discoveries.

For more information, please visit www.leica-microsystems.com.

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