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Macro Confocal Microscope System

Large field of view macro confocal imaging system.

With high-definition wide field of view images larger than 1cm with unprecedentedly high S/N ratios, the AZ-C2+ allows for imaging of whole-mount specimens, such as embryos, in a single shot. It offers a combination of low and high magnification objective lenses, optical zoom and a confocal scanning zoom function, enabling continuous imaging from macro to micro. Moreover, the AZ-C2+ allows deep imaging of in vivo whole specimens.

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One-shot-whole specimen-macro confocal imaging

High NA objectives for macro observation enable fast, high-resolution, single-image capture of a wide specimen area. Because the objectives cover a field of view larger than 1 cm, imaging of embryos during late stages of development and the dynamics of cell populations in whole organs are possible.

The AZ-C2+ can capture wide-field, optical sections at high resolution in a single scan. With a conventional confocal microscope, image stitching is necessary because the field of view that can be captured in a single scan is small.

Specimen: Rat tongue slice

The AZ-C2+ can capture wide-field, optical sections at high resolution in a single scan. With a conventional confocal microscope, image stitching is necessary because the field of view that can be captured in a single scan is small.

Specimen: Rat tongue slice

Specimen: Rabbit hyaline cartilage cells embedded in atelocollagen gel and cultured for 21 days; live cells (green) and type II collagen (red)
Photos courtesy of: Dr. Masahiro Kino-oka, Laboratory of Bioprocess Systems Engineering, Department of Biotechnology, Division of Advanced Science and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University


The AZ-C2+ allows time-lapse observation of the dynamic behavior of cell populations.

Specimen: Chick embryo in stage IV (Plan Fluor 2x used) expressing GAP43-eGFP to label plasma membrane.
Photos courtesy of: Dr. Yukiko Nakaya, Laboratory for Early Embryogenesis, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN

The AZ-C2+ allows time-lapse observation of the dynamic behavior of cell populations.

Specimen: Chick embryo in stage IV (Plan Fluor 2x used) expressing GAP43-eGFP to label plasma membrane.
Photos courtesy of: Dr. Yukiko Nakaya, Laboratory for Early Embryogenesis, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN


Continuous imaging from low magnification to high magnification

With five different objective lenses, optical zoom and confocal scan zoom, the AZ-C2+ makes imaging possible from very low magnification to high magnification. Macro imaging, such as whole-section imaging, and micro imaging, including imaging of a single cell, can be done using a single microscope.

Specimen: BPAE cells (Plan Fluor 5x and C2+ confocal scan zoom used)


Deep imaging of whole specimens

The AZ-C2+ allows imaging deep into the specimen–difficult to achieve with conventional confocal microscopes. The AZ-C2+ efficiently captures fluorescence signals from deep within a specimen in macro and in-vivo imaging.


Confocal laser microscope system C2+/C2si+ Ready/C2si+

The Nikon C2+ series offers the optimum confocal system to meet both your research and your budgetary needs.

C2+
Standard model boasts high resolution, high sensitivity, and high contrast. Suited for single laboratories or large research groups.

C2si+ Ready
Upgrade to C2si+ is possible by adding a spectral detector.

C2si+
Spectral confocal system featuring a 32-ch multianode spectral detector. A spectral bandwidth of 320 nm can be captured in a single scan.

[Note] Upgrade to the macro confocal microscope system is through a combination of the C2+ series and the AZ100 microscope. The AZ100M and A1+ series are not compatible.

*To learn more about these products, please see the C2+ brochure.