Inverted Spinning Disk Confocal

New state-of-the-art 3i CSU-W1 SoRa Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope for high speed, high sensitivity confocal imaging.
As a special feature, this microscope is equipped with an vertical stage (optional), where, for instance, long-term imaging experiments of plants growing in the correct orientation can be carried out. A lamp for illuminating plant samples in long-term experiments is present as well, and its control including day/night cycles is integrated into the imaging software.

  • Confocal imaging at widefield speed 
  • Objectives: 10x/0.3, 20x/0.75, 40x/0.95, 60x/1.2, 60x/1.49, 100x/1.49
  • Two EM-CCD cameras for simultaneous image acquisition 
  • Photomanipulation/FRAP via millisecond-switching to point scanner for targeted bleaching 
  • Extremely customizable experiment setup with 3i Slidebook software

Laser lines Filters

405 nm


445 nm


488 nm


514 nm


561 nm


Multiband filters: 440/521/607/700, 485/537/627

Dichroics: 405/488/561/640, 445/515/561

Video of microscopeAnimation: Daniel von Wangenheim, 3i. Image material: Isabella Østerlund, Felix Ruhnow