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E-mail: ivmsu@nmisweden.se

Stockholm University - SU, IVMSU

Intravital Microscopy Stockholm University

 

The NMI facility for intravital microscopy (IVM) is currently under its final stage of construction at Stockholm University. This open access facility called IVMSU will be equipped for a broad range of IVM-applications that require both multi- and single-photon microscopy for analysis of processes at cellular and subcellular levels at high resolution. The setup is suitable for in vivo and in vitro studies of cells, tissue, organs and model organisms.

 

Nearby to IVMSU, the existing Imaging Facility at Stockholm University (IFSU) runs a well-organized microscopy unit for different common imaging techniques used by researchers in the area of molecular biosciences. Together with IFSU, the new IVMSU will form an advanced open access research facility with a unique potential for scientists to perform future intravital studies of biological processes from sub-cellular to organism level.

 

IVMSU will house both an inverted and an up-right microscope, connected to a state-of-the art multi-photon laser with fixed and tunable laser lines (680-1300 nm). Hence also label free modalities such as SHG and THG will be possible. In addition, a range of single-photon laser lines will be available, and detectors and scanners will be of the best currently present on the market. Both stages will be equipped with a temperature-controlled incubation system and CO2 supply. For the latter, IVMSU is expected to function as a “top-end” complement to the single photon laser scanning imaging available at IFSU.

 

The unique design of the IVMSU facility allows users to carry out IVM-studies that involve repeated microscopy sessions over extended periods of time. As an open-access facility this makes IVMSU exceptional also in a European perspective.

 

Instrument installations are to be initiated in December 2017 and after testing and establishments of SOP:s the first users should be possible to start their work early 2018. For further enquiries mail: ivmsu@nmisweden.se.