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Category: Updates

New Widefield Imaging System at CIF Agora

A new widefield microscope is now available at CIF Agora.  This refurbished system is based on a reliable inverted microscope body (Zeiss Axio Observer Z1) and is now equipped with two brand new cameras, one for fluorescence and one for color imaging, driven by the latest Zen software. Specifications You can find the detailed specifications…
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[Dorigny] Leica SP8 BIOPHORE – New Argon laser installed and WLL realigned fully. System completely functional.

Argon laser line was replaced by a new one and the WLL is fully realigned. Power levels are back to normal stage. Fully functional.

[Dorigny] Zeiss LSM710 GENOPODE – Ch2/PMT2 Repaired and fully functional

The Channel 2 / PMT2 was exchanged. The system is fully functional.

[Bugnon] Nikon Spinning disk post CrEST V3 update

After having tested the setup since the upgrade to the CrEST V3 spinning disk module we have found some issues. Some of them have already been fixed, but others remain: Fixed The DMD module is fully functional for FRAP experiments. The Prime 95 25mm camera is now correctly calibrated. Not fixed The Cy7.5 channel is…
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[Bugnon] Zeiss LSM 900 repaired and fully functional

The Zeiss LSM 900 confocal microscope has been repaired. The scanners have been exchanged and the setup is back to its optimal state. It is available for booking starting today.

[Bugnon] Zeiss LSM 900 out of order

The system seems to have scan instabilities and cannot be used reliably. The Zeiss technician has been contacted, but there is no schedule for the repair at the moment. Subscribe to the instruments updates to be informed when there is news (right sidebar), or check the overall status at https://cif.unil.ch/instrument-status/. We apologize for the inconvenience.

New CrEST X-Light V3 Spinning Disk module at the Bugnon campus

The Nikon spinning disc system at the Bugnon campus has been upgraded with a brand new CrEST X-Light V3 scan head. Here are some of the major features added: Better overall spinning disk sensitivity allowing dimmer signals to be detected Illumination replaced with high power lasers for more applications New 750nm laser allowing excitation of…
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Epalinges Axiovision Upright update: shutter repaired

The shutter of the Axiovision Upright has been replaced by another one. The instrument works fine again.

Epalinges Axiovision update

A new fluorescence shutter is needed. It has been ordered. In the meantime, you can use the Axiovision B for fluorescence imaging.

Epalinges > Light Sheet Microscope update

The light sheets are now well aligned. However, the lens for chromatic correction has to be exchanged. Moreover, we sometimes experience some issues at startup due to bad connection from the software with the different lasers.