Laboratory systems

Leica introduces clinical microscope with LED illumination

16 May 2007

Wetzlar, Germany. Leica Microsystems has introduced the Leica DM1000 LED, the latest addition to Leica’s successful DM series of microscopes for cytology, histopathology, and other clinical and biomedical laboratory applications.

The new version of the DM1000 incorporates long-lasting LED illumination, which provides colour-neutral illumination and rarely needs lamp replacement. An optional, portable solar power supply is available for field-based applications. Leica DM1000 LED users will also benefit from the ergonomic design and performance-enhancing features that make the Leica DM1000 ideal for clinical and biomedical laboratory use.

The Leica DM1000 LED microscopeLED illumination renders lamp replacement unnecessary and provides colour-neutral illumination light emitting diodes (LEDs) feature extremely long service life, low heat generation, and low power consumption. The Leica DM1000’s 4W LED illuminates for 100,000 operating hours, assuming a service life of six hours a day for 50 years. LEDs save time and cost in the laboratory because lamp changes are not necessary. LED illumination also creates a constant, natural colour impression, which is easy on the eyes.

An optional, portable solar power supply can be used for field-based work when mains power cannot be accessed. For this, Leica Microsystems offers an optional, portable solar power supply. The flexible solar panel sends an electric current to the rechargeable battery pack that is built into the stand. When the battery pack is fully charged, the microscope operates independently for about eight hours.

The Leica DM series can be equipped with a fluorescence axis and with an intuitive image archiving software package, specifically for designed for cytology and histopathology applications.

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