Spinning Disk Confocal Olympus IXplore-Spin

Spinning Disk Confocal Olympus IXplore-Spin


The Olympus IXplore Spin microscope system’s spinning disk is a system which combines optical sectioning of confocal with the high sensitivity of widefield microscopy allowing imaging of fast dynamic processes and live specimens while considerably reducing phototoxicity. The CSUW1-T1S spinning disk supports an especially large field of view (17mm x 16mm), fast 3D confocal image acquisition, and prolonged cell viability in time-lapse experiments.




OBIS LX laser system 405nm, 50mW
OBIS LX laser system 488nm, 100mW
OBIS LX laser system 561nm, 100mW
OBIS LX laser system 640nm, 100mW



Images are acquired with a Prime BSI Express monochrome camera.


LED illumination

True color white LED light source 400-635nm excitation and triple-band filter for DAPI/FITC/TRITC.



Universal Plan Extended Apochromat Objective lenses

Objective Magnification NA Coverslip Thickness Working distance (mm) Immersion
UPLXAPO 4x x4 0.16 any 13mm air
UPLXAPO 10x x10 0.4 0.17mm 3.1mm air
UPLXAPO 20x x20 0.8 0.17mm 0.6mm air
UPLXAPO 60x x60 1.42 0.17mm 0.15mm oil


Sample mounting

LCI Incubator System T including CO2/Air gas mixer, temperature controller, lens warmer, humidifier for 35mm petri dishes or 75 x 25mm multichamber or slide.


Acquisition and Analysis

Acquisition is performed with the CS-DI-v4.1 cellSens Dimension v4 software.


New users

Please contact Maya Holdengreber, tel. 073-378-1106, to coordinate a meeting.
Tips for immunofluorescence experiments.
Please prepare controls before starting a new model.


For spinning disk confocal microscopy, the Olympus IXplore Spin can be reserved through the BookItLab online reservation system.