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STELLARIS Confocal Microscope Platforms

With STELLARIS, we have re-imagined the confocal microscope, empowering you to drive progress in science.

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Absolutely best-in-class instrument.


Average Rating 5.0

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A perfect new confocal system with extremely easy-to-use user interface.

Review Date: 24 Aug 2021 | Leica Microsystems Europe

It became my daily routine to use it, very good.


Average Rating 4.7

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Easy to use both the microscope and software. Same software used for multiphoton and live cell imaging system with normal fluorescent microscope. This makes your life easier. Service is very good. They are available whenever you need them. Highly recommend.

Review Date: 2 Nov 2020 | Leica Microsystems Europe

Amazing instrument. Cell biology has become fun.


Average Rating 5.0

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Imaging embryos

Great images. Easy to use. Amazing post-sale service. High publication grade images. Training made available

Review Date: 21 Nov 2019 | Leica Microsystems Europe

Awesome images


Average Rating 4.0

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This microscope is easy to use, the service after purchase is provided yearly, they offered a course after the installation to make better use of its application. It is a very versatile product, I greatly recommend it.

Review Date: 28 Jun 2018 | Leica Microsystems Europe

Great equipment! I would recommend it.


Average Rating 5.0

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Analyses of biological samples

SP8 confocal scanning laser microscope is a great tool for analyzing biological samples. Our system is equipped with a white laser and dedicated FLIM hardware.

Review Date: 5 Mar 2018 | Leica Microsystems Europe

Great easy to use confocal microscope


Average Rating 5.0

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Great confocal microscope. Can image live cells and fixed cells. Great resolution and really easy to use.

Review Date: 4 Dec 2017 | Leica Microsystems Europe

Leica is a great value.


Average Rating 5.0

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Basic research at a major University

I recommend Leica products because they are so easy to use, you get publishable images, and Leica service is outstanding. I have had middle schoolers to postdocs using the SP5 with any problems.

Review Date: 14 Apr 2016 | Leica Microsystems Europe

Excellent equipment for physiological and biophysical research


Average Rating 3.7

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Analyze the tissue/cell injury under venom processing

Effectiveness is very high, but too expensive. It helps a lot in our research, but we still need some upgrades, which are not available for us, because such kind of purchase is very unique in our country.

Review Date: 31 Mar 2016 | Leica Microsystems Europe

Excellent instrument- keep up the good work Leica!


Average Rating 3.7

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microbiological analyses

The ability of this Leica system to use a 'white laser' has been a major step up. It allows one to probe for inherent auto fluorescence at many excitations, which provide critical molecular information, especially regarding proteins. The sensitivity and resolution are getting better compared with older, comparable systems. I hope that sometime soon, Leica will be able to release a combined super-resolution/confocal system. This will be especially helpful in the area of nano-microbial research.

Review Date: 16 Feb 2016 | Leica Microsystems Europe

Average Rating 3.3

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Confocal microscopy

Fast measurement/scan less bleaching DIC measurement not compatible (prism failure)

Review Date: 21 Aug 2015 | Leica Microsystems Europe

Confocal Microscope Platforms STELLARIS 5 & STELLARIS 8

STELLARIS. Confocal re-imagined.

  • POWER to see more - Obtain enhanced image quality, allowing you to test your hypothesis with precision, thanks to the synergy between Power HyD detectors, an optimized beam path, and next generation White Light Lasers (WLL).
  • POTENTIAL to discover more - Gain an extra dimension of information from your experiments. With TauSense, you can use fluorescence lifetime information to easily improve your image quality, get instant access to metabolic information, and use data from overlapping signals.
  • PRODUCTIVITY to do more - Streamline your setup and image acquisition with the ImageCompass smart user interface. Get the most out of your sample by using tools to boost your imaging experiments with just the click of a button.

STELLARIS platforms are also available for FLIM (STELLARIS 8 FALCON), STED (STELLARIS STED & STELLARIS 8 STED), multiphoton microscopy (STELLARIS 8 DIVE) and digital light sheet microscopy (STELLARIS DLS).

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