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Denmark-Copenhagen: Fluorescent and polarising microscopes
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Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
Acquisition of a Leica SP8 Confocal Microscope to the Center for Stem Cell Biology
We intend to procure the Leica SP8 Confocal Microscope. The product is intended for the center for stem cell biology imaging platform, a microscopy facility with approx.
We intend to procure the Leica SP8 Confocal Microscope (Leica SP8AOBS Flexible Unit AOBS). The product is intended for the center for stem cell biology imaging platform, a microscopy facility with approx. 150 users in the next 5 years. The platform already has a Leica SP8 Confocal Microscope. Since this is heavily overbooked (14h per day, including weekends) and the demand is rising steeply an additional microscope will help overcome this bottleneck.
Section IV: Procedure
The Leica SP8 is equipped with the uniquely flexible, efficient and fast AOBS (Acousto optical beam splitter) which allows fast line sequential imaging of live cells having spectrally close fluorophores.
The supersensitive universal HyD detectors allow imaging under low light conditions, which is crucial for our live cell experiments. They are also quantitative through single photon counting.
The German patent DE 10 2011 052 334 B4, the US patent US 8,497,463 B2, the Japanese patent JP 5282159 B2 and the Chinese patent CN 102914375 B relate to the HyD detector.
The European patent EP 1 053 497 B1 is in force in Germany, France and Great Britain. The corresponding patents in America and Japan, US 6,614,526 and JP 4070405, are in force as well. These patents relates to the spectral detection system;
The European patent EP 1 055 144 B1 is in force in Germany, France, Great Britain, Swiss and Liechtenstein. The corresponding patents US 6,510,001 and US 6,654,165 are in force in US. In Japan, the patent JP 4435977 is in force.
These patents relates to the variable beam splitter.
Section V: Award of contract/concession
Section VI: Complementary information