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Category: Instruments

[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The shutter of the Axiovision Upright has been replaced by another one.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.

PMT 2 fixed and new Argon Laser on LSM 880 Epalinges

The PMT has been replaced, and a new Argon laser has been installed. Please check your settings if you are doing quantitative analysis.

New Argon Laser on the Zeiss LSM 880 at the Epalinges campus

The Argon Laser of the Zeiss LSM 880 confocal microscope located at the Epalinges campus has been replaced. Users of this system should see a jump in signal intensity when using stored acquisition parameters on dyes excited by this laser. They should take this into consideration when comparing results. The CIF Staff

New Zeiss LSM 900 at the Bugnon campus availability

The new Zeiss LSM 900 confocal at the Bugnon campus is beeing progressively made available to the CIF users. People interested in getting an introduction on this machine should get in touch with Luigi Bozzo. Worth knowing: Being brand new, please note that we have still to get familiar with the specifities of this setup…
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