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The FV500 Confocal Microscopy Facility

Confocal microscopy offers several advantages over conventional optical microscopy, including controllable depth of field, the elimination of image degrading out-of-focus information, and the ability to collect serial optical sections from thick specimens.

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Contact:  Kyleigh Pacello, Confocal, Operations Manager

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The FV500 Confocal Microscopy Facility at the Masonic Cancer Center is committed to providing a state-of-the-art confocal microscope in a collaborative environment.


The FV500 Confocal Microscopy facility provides training, instrumentation, and software for confocal microscopy. The FV500 is a user-operated facility providing 24-hour access. Trained users prepare their own samples in advance, and can acquire images on a dedicated automated microscope or analyze data on a separate workstation. 

View complete specifications in the Leeds brochure