Light microscopes from Leica Microsystems are powerful and advanced solutions for many applications. Whether routine laboratory work or sophisticated research goals: Our instruments meet the highest demands in biological, clinical, industrial, forensic or educational purposes.
Our light microscopes offer and deliver what matters most: unsurpassed image quality, comfortable handling, fast and accurate results, cost efficiency. As system solutions they can be customized with application-specific optics, illumination, cameras, software and other accessories to answer your specific application needs and make your workflow even more efficient.
Confocal microscopes from Leica Microsystems offer unparalleled precision in three-dimensional imaging. They allow the precise examination of subcellular structures and dynamic processes for many research purposes, from routine to advanced cell research, from super-sensitivity to super-resolution, from Multiphoton Imaging to CARS.
High-speed imaging provides data for a wide range of integrated analytical techniques. The modular concept of Leica Microsystems’ confocal microscopes allows you to upgrade whenever necessary and integrate innovative technology, all the way to the nano range with the Leica TCS SP8 STED3X.
View, analyze and document your specimens in two and three dimensions with stereo microscopes and macroscopes from Leica Microsystems. The unique technology of FusionOptics has broken through limits that were previously impossible to overcome, providing thus significant performance increase. Together with a dedicated LED illumination, a high-performance camera and the intuitive software with application-specific modules you get a customized imaging system for precise imaging and documentation. The comprehensive ergonomy program facilitates fatigue-free work and greater productivity.
Surgeons in the fields of neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ENT) and plastic reconstructive surgery rely on operating microscopes from Leica Microsystems to deliver top-class imaging quality and freedom of movement. Leica Microsystems has been one of the leaders of innovation that enhanced microscope performance: among them is the FusionOptics technology which unites high resolution and depth of field, an intelligent ergonomic-design to improve surgeon posture and comfort, the introduction of intraoperative fluorescence to see blood flow or brain tumors, and the development of a stable red reflex for cataract surgery. The latest product development resulted in a surgical microscope with fully integrated 3D visualization.
Leica Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) systems provide easy-to-use, high-quality imaging technology for clinical ophthalmology and preclinical research. The clinical OCT systems help to diagnose pathological conditions, while the preclinical OCT solutions give insight into eye disease research. With the acquisition of Bioptigen in 2015, Leica Microsystems now offers Bioptigen’s OCT systems that have revolutionized the clinical practice of ophthalmology by providing high-resolution images, ultra-fast scanning, and deep insight into anatomic information. All OCT systems are noninvasive, contact-free, and help discover and supervise morphological changes of ocular tissue.
Wherever speed and efficiency is a topic, digital microscopes from Leica Microsystems offer new horizons for R&D and quality control. Combining high-end optics with innovative digital technology and smart features the digital microscopes deliver fast, accurate and reproducible results with minimum effort. Without the need for eyepieces Leica digital microscopes allow a comfortable working position and enable to review the results with colleagues.
With a full range of digital microscopes that offer resolutions from 10mm all the way down to 1nm Leica Microsystems offers a solution for any application need.
Perfect microscopy starts with an excellent sample preparation. Leica Microsystems’ products allow perfect preparation of samples for examination in the Electron Microscope (TEM – Transmission Electron Microscope and SEM – Scanning Electron Microscope), LM (Light Microscope), Confocal Microscope and AFM (Atomic Force Microscope).
Leica Microsystems offers the most extensive product range for the preparation of biological, medical and industrial electron microscopy samples. From ultramicrotomy to high-pressure freezing, ion beam etching and cryotechnology, we have the ideal system for each work step. Only if each step of sample preparation is of the highest quality can optimum results be obtained from a high- resolution electron microscope.
Microscope cameras from Leica Microsystems are built to meet the demands of high-end science and research applications. For optimum results, they feature fast live images, high resolution, clear contrast and short reaction times.
For industrial applications, Leica Microsystems’ cameras offer high frame rates for swift work, excellent image quality for precise analysis and ease of use for confident use of the instrument.
In Life Sciences, users of imaging systems have a broad range of different imaging needs. That’s why our cameras are multitalented imaging systems, providing precise monitoring and documentation of specimen and tissues for both routine and research applications. For fluorescence imaging, we offer cameras designed to capture every photon emitted from the fluorescent specimen with as little background noise as possible.
Microscope imaging software by Leica Microsystems unites the microscope, camera, accessories and image processing to turn them into a fully harmonized system.
It integrates the most recent advances in sophisticated data and digital image analysis into one common software environment and provides an easy-to-use and consistent imaging solution for visualization, archiving, analysis and detailed documentation. With an intuitive user interface it enables you to concentrate on your experiment rather than on the technology.
With a tradition of outstanding optics since 1869, Leica Microsystems preserves the knowledge and skill to design and manufacture top-class objectives custom optics for a wide array of applications. Thanks to the experience, expertise and innovative thinking of Leica Microsystems’ optical designers and engineers we provide microscopes with outstanding optics.
Apart from top-class objectives for standard applications, we also offer objectives with optimized properties for special applications. These include objectives for live cell imaging, multiphoton excitation and laser microdissection.
In the field of super-resolution microscopy, Leica Microsystems is a pioneer, offering both widefield and confocal super-resolution technology. Super-resolution microscopy overcomes the diffraction limit of light and allows researchers to study subcellular structures in greatest detail.
Leica Microsystems introduced the very first super-resolution microscope in 2004. Now the Leica TCS SP8 STED3X and the Leica SR GSD 3D super resolution microscopes offer resolutions down to 20nm. They provide new opportunities for life science researchers to make novel discoveries in the fields of virology, neuroscience and cancer.
Following the statement made by Ernst Leitz in 1907 “with the user, for the user”, Leica Microsystems has developed super-resolution microscopy by collaborating closely with leading scientists, among them Nobel prize laureate Stefan Hell.
Leica Microsystems’ imaging systems for industrial applications and material sciences provide insight into smallest details of your product, help to identify defects, document your findings and create efficient reports to share the results. Our solutions are used in routine and research industrial applications, in materials science and in forensic science investigations. For the specific needs of the different sectors like automotive, metallurgy, medical devices or forensics, Leica Microsystems offers expert solutions: consisting of optics, microscopes, imaging systems and dedicated software modules they exactly meet the requirements of quality control, assembly, R&D or inspection.
With innovation and expertise for the visualization, measurement, and analysis of microstructures Leica Microsystems responds to the scientific communities’ imaging needs. Our microscopy systems including cameras and software are used in research laboratories and universities. Confocal microscopes from Leica Microsystems are partners in top-level biomedical research, offering unprecedented precision in three-dimensional imaging and exact examination of subcellular structures and dynamic processes. As excellent sample preparation is a prerequisite for perfect microscopy, Leica Microsystems offers the most comprehensive product portfolio for the preparation of biological, clinical, medical and industrial samples in the electron microscope.
Leica Microsystems supports materials, physics and engineering research as well as environmental conservation and geoscience with high-end microscope and macroscope systems for scientific institutions. Our powerful, reliable and affordable microscopes, cameras and software help you to inspect, analyze, measure and document your samples of different types of material.
No matter if the forensic experts investigate ammunition, paint chips, documents, fingerprints, hair or fiber traces: microscopes and imaging equipment must provide precision, quality, accuracy and reproducibility of results. Leica Microsystems supports forensics by offering a broad range of forensic microscopy solutions including routine laboratory instruments as well as complete automated systems.
Leica Microsystems’ educational microscopes give students and instructors alike an easy introduction to the microworld: they feature an extra rugged design to withstand being used by a lot of different people every day. User-friendly features allow to get easily started, allowing the instructor to focus on teaching and actively involving students. Being concentrated on his actual teaching rather than the technology, the instructor can actively involve students in the lesson. Special software, including a free app, creates an interactive learning environment as microscope images are easily transferred to monitors, tablets and smartphones as visual teaching aids or for active group work.