The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Accessory equipment

Equipment available at the Microscopy and Cytometry Facility to assist in sample preparation: microtomes, microwave, tissue processor, etc.

SEM sample preparation

  • Leica EM CPD300 Critical Point Dryer
  • Bal-tec CPD-030 Critical Point Dryer
  • Bal-tec SCD-050 Sputter Coaster


TEM sample preparation

  • EMS 820 Microwave Sample Processor
  • EMS 950X Turbo Evaporator and film thickness monitor
  • Leica Ultracut UCT Microtome
  • Reichert-Jung Ultracut E Microtome
  • Leica EM HPM100 High Pressure Freezer
  • Leica EM UC6 Microtome with Leica EM FC6 Cryo-attachment
  • Leica Knife Maker
  • Leica Automatic Freeze-Substitution System
  • Leica CPC Cryofixation System
  • FEI Vitrobot 
  • PELCO easi Glow Glow Discharge Cleaning System



Histology and immunohistochemistry at light microscopic level are performed with automated systems for processing, embedding, and staining:

  • Leica TP1020 paraffin processor
  • Leica EG1150G paraffin embedding unit
  • Leica CM1950 Cryostat
  • Shandon Gemini Varistainer
  • Shandon Finesse paraffin microtome


Optical Microscopes

  • Olympus BX51 fluorescence light microscope  with attached Jenoptik ProgRes CFscan CCD Research camera.
  • Zeiss Axiovert inverted fluorescence light microscope with attached Jenoptik ProgRes CFscan CCD Research camera.
  • Olympus BX50 research light microscope
  • Olympus SZ-PT dissecting microscopes with attached SPOT II RT digital camera
  • Olympus SZ-ST dissecting microscope
  • Several educational brightfield microscopes


Flow Cytometry software