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Inverted Routine Microscope

Fits in Every Laboratory — Simple to Use & Compact

Utilizing Nikon's industry-leading CFI60 optical system and LED illumination for both Diascopic and Epi-fluorescence imaging, the ECLIPSE Ts2 inverted microscope offers brilliantly clear images, enabling more efficient cell culture observation and documentation. Furthermore, a newly developed contrast observation method and improved operability enhances its use for routine laboratory work.

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Left: ECLIPSE Ts2 Diascopic illumination model
Right: ECLIPSE Ts2-FL Diascopic and Epi-fluorescence illumination model

Key Features

Efficient and comfortable observation

LED light sources and built-in Diascopic/Epi-fluorescence illumination systems reduce setup time and allow users to concentrate on their research.

Faster, brighter images with LED illumination

The LED light source is alignment-free, resulting in faster setup and consistent results. LEDs also eliminate frequent bulb replacements, saving the user time and money.

Moreover, the new Contrast Shield (optional) provides high signal-to-noise fluorescence observation even in brightly lit culture rooms.

The optional Contrast Shield accessory blocks room light, providing an easy and cost-effective method for achieving high signal-to-noise fluorescence observation in a brightly lit culture room.

Streamlined Operation

Control buttons on the Ts2 microscope are intuitively located for a streamlined workflow. Commonly used controls such as the on/off and Diascopic/Epi-fluorescence switching buttons are located at the front panel for easy reach. Buttons pertaining to either Diascopic or Epi-fluorescence control are zoned to the left and right sides of the microscope body, respectively, to eliminate confusion and improve workflow efficiency.

Easy-to-use Mechanical Stage

The high performance mechanical stage (optional) can accommodate a wide range of flasks and cell culture chambers. The new stage design also directly accommodates well plates. In addition, the sample holder is easily removed to accommodate large flasks.

"Emboss Contrast" Contrasting Technique

Emboss Contrast is a cost-effective optical technique which does not require costly optics. Utilizing just a bright-field objective lens and two contrast sliders, Emboss Contrast provides pseudo-three dimensional and glare-free images for thick specimens such as iPS cells which would normally suffer from halos with conventional phase contrast methods. Additionally, Emboss Contrast is compatible with both glass and plastic culture chambers, making it a very versatile observation technique.


Emboss Contrast/40x

LED-based high-quality Diascopic and Epi-fluorescence observation

Two models are available to meet your needs; a Diascopic illumination model, the Eclipse Ts2, and an Epi-fluorescence illumination model, the Eclipse Ts2-FL. High-intensity LED sources are employed for both Diascopic and Epi-fluorescence illumination. The built-in fly-eye-lens ensures uniform brightness across the entire field of view.



Compact and highly stable body

Illumination modules including the Epi-fluorescence light source have been seamlessly incorporated into the microscope main body, resulting in a compact and simple design form that's also durable. The compact structure is also vibration-resistant to provide highly stable sample observations.

The camera port is located on the side of the microscope to provide unimpeded viewing of the stage even when placed inside a culture hood.