Confocal fluorescence microscope with super-resolution capability (STimulated Emission Depletion, STED) yields images with a resolution higher than 50 nm and allows to observe fine details in live cells and tissue samples. The microscope has many capabilities, including:
- two STED lasers (592 nm and 775 nm) for simultaneous imaging of two fluorescent molecules in super-resolution mode
- 3D super resolution mode
- Excitation laser with excitation wavelength adjustable in 440-790 nm range ("White Light Laser")
- Time-correlated single photon counter (TC-SPC) for Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS)
- Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM)
BBCE project´s main objective is to establish a joint Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence for advanced biomaterials development based on the long-term strategic cooperation between AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland (ARI) and Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (FAU) on the one hand and RTU RBIDC, LIOS, RSU and RSU IS on the other hand.