Working with live cells involves providing some sort of medium to facilitate the growth of these cells. Whether this involves petri dishes or some other vessels, this necessitates a live cell microscope (tissue culture cell microscope) that will accommodate them. It also requires microscope objective lenses with longer working distances to be able to focus on the live cells through the bottom of these vessels. In many situations, viewing these with a live cell microscope will require only 100X or 200X total magnification. However, in some situations, up to 400X magnification may be required.
Depending upon the type of cells to be developed, phase contrast microscopy may be helpful. Phase contrast is an imaging modality that enhances examination of cells that may lack coloration or cell definition. In other situations, the examination is specifically looking for the presence of various proteins. This requires the use of fluorescence where light of a specific wave length is used to illuminate the cells.
The Meiji Techno TC5000 series of live cell microscopes can provide any combination of modalities for live cell work including brightfield, phase contrast, and fluorescence, or any combination of these modalities. Offered here are live cell microscopes used in a clinical setting for live cell / tissue culture analysis such as the Meiji TC5100 - Inverted Biological Microscope with the infinity corrected optical system; the Meiji TC5300 Inverted Phase Contrast Microscope with infinity corrected optical system; and the Meiji TC5500 Inverted Biological Epi Fluorescent Microscope available in both the Meiji inverted binocular or trinocular epi-fluorescent biological microscope with infinity corrected optical system.
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