Calcium waves through cells in the beating heart of a zebrafish. (Image: Hillman/Li/Targoff, Columbia University)
Calcium waves through cells in the beating heart of a zebrafish. (Image: Hillman/Li/Targoff, Columbia University)

Leica Microsystems

Real-time 3D

Together with the Columbia University in New York Leica Microsystems will further develop SCAPE microscopy for Life Science applications.

Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH has entered into an exclusive, worldwide licensing agreement with Columbia University in New York to commercialize SCAPE microscopy for Life Science applications. The unique capabilities of SCAPE (swept confocally aligned planar excitation) allow scientists to perform fundamentally new kinds of experiments, for example imaging individual neurons in the brain of adult fruit flies or tracking calcium waves through cells in the beating heart of a zebrafish (see image). SCAPE microscopy was developed in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Hillman. She is convinced: “SCAPE’s ability to perform real-time 3D imaging at cellular resolution in living, freely moving organisms is a new frontier for neuroscience research.”

 

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