Laser Microdissection Microscopes (LMD)

Leica LMD 1

Leica AS-LMD Laser Microdissection Microscope

Please contact Dr Gwen Mayo (Waite) for further information.
Located at Waite facility.

  • Information on the Leica AS-LMD Laser Microdissection Microscope

    Laser Microdissection (LMD) is a technique used by researchers for contamination free isolation of pure cell populations in preparation for PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) and RT-PCR.

    It is useful for investigations related to DNA, RNA, protein analysis, metaphase chromosomes and living cells. LMD can also be used to isolate subpopulations of cells for embedment in resin and subsequent ultrastructural examination under the Transmission Electron Microscope. It uses a focused laser beam as a cutting tool under direct microscopic visualisation. The excised material is then accessible for further analysis.

    LEICA - AS LMD offers a powerful tool for contamination free isolation of single cells or cell groups in preparation for PCR, RT-PCR and Proteomics etc.

    Leica AS-LMD (Laser Microdissection Microscope) combines automated upright microscope architecture, 3D optical control of the laser beam and non-contact sample collection by gravity.