The inverted microscope has become the most popular laboratory workhorse microscope because of its flexibility to combine the high-resolution of a traditional upright stereomicroscope with the top-side working distance of a dissecting scope. Thus, it is convenient for routine observation of cell in culture flasks and dishes, as well as procedures like microinjection, in vitro fertilization (IVF/ICSI) and electrophysiology recording. Now you can get a top-quality research-grade inverted fluorescence stereo photo microscope for a fraction of what you may have thought — with GFP/Fluorescein(FITC), Rhodamine(TRITC), and DAPI/Hoechst filter cubes included!
Finally there is an great alternative to the traditional route of dealing with your local "traveling salesperson" from Nikon, Olympus, Zeiss or Leica. These companies generally make very good products, but not only do you pay a premium for their microscopes, you also pay for the salesperson, the saleperson's family, the saleperson's car, the saleperson's bonus, etc. And, you'll pay for every single item, a la carte, at top dollar... right down to the the power cord! After they make it all add up to $20k-$30k, they try to make you feel better with a 5-10% discount.
Wouldn't it be better to pay half the price, without a discount? When you order our microscope, you pay for the equipment, not the international marketing program and sales force. We configure the microscope with exactly the options you need, set it up, test every function with real samples, and then ship it to you. Within minutes of opening the box, you're ready to use the scope! And we're here nearly 24/7 to answer any questions you may have... for free... forever. Try getting a quick response like that after placing an order w/ a local "rep"!
Here is what you get:
Inverted Compound Stereomicroscope w/ Infinity-Corrected Optics with....
Trinocular head w/ eyepieces inclined 30°, interpupillary distance adjustable, ISO Camera Port ( 0/100 Split )Widefield high eyepoint 10X / 22mm eyepieces, each with diopter adjustment and removable eye cups5-position nosepiece to hold 5 objective lensesInfinity-corrected Plan Achromat objectives 4X, 10X, 40X, 100X (your choice of Plan-Phase or Plan-Fluor for each!)Coaxial coarse and fine focus adjustmentErgonomic mechanical stage with coaxial control stickFocusable, centerable condenser for Koehler illumination6V/30W quartz halogen illuminator100-240V Universal Power Supply 1X C-mount camera adapter
Complete Epi-Fluorescence system:
100W Mercury Epi-Fluorescence attachment with filter cassette for 4 filter cubesHBO 100W Mercury Arc Lamp, Lamphouse, Condenser100-240V Universal Power Supply w/ bulb-life time counter
And your 3 choices of the following filter cube sets:
DAPI / Hoechst Set: Exciter 350/50
Dichroic 400 Emitter 460/50FITC/RSGFP/Fluo3/DiO/Acradine Orange+RNA Set: Exciter 480/30 Dichroic 505 Emitter 535/40FITC/EGFP (Long Pass) Set: Exciter 470/40
Dichroic 495 Emitter 515++TRITC / Rhodamine) /DiI / Cy3 Set: Exciter 540/25
Dichroic 565 Emitter 605/55Texas Red / Cy3.5 Set: Exciter 560/40
Dichroic 595 Emitter 630/60Cy5/Alexa Fluor 633/Alexa Fluor 647 Set: Exciter 620/60
Dichroic 660 Emitter 700/75