Location: College of Medicine Research Building, 6094

  Unassisted Assisted
(1 hr)
UIC Cost $27 (per hour) $82 (per hour)
Other Academic $40.5 (per hour) $123 (per hour)
Non-Academic$54 (per hour) $164 (per hour)


The Leica AS LMD, a "third-generation" micro-dissection platform, was developed combining automated upright microscope architecture, three-dimensional optical control of the dissecting laser beam and the dissected area, non-contact tissue sampling and motorized post-dissection handling.

Technical Specifications

The Leica AS LMD is based on the fully automated microscope Leica DM LA Non-contact, stress-free preparation Transport by gravity No mechanical or physical forces are needed UV laser cutting. Laser movement by optics, not by mechanics for highest cutting precision Automated multiwell positioning Integrated sample checking function The smallest cutting area with the 100x objective has a diameter of 4-5µm with an accuracy of +/- 0,6 µm Fully automated microscope All functions with ergonomic control Stable and compact design Built in calibration features Fully motorized and automated laser dissection Experiment or user defined profiles for laser cutting "Unlimited definition" of shapes with draw function Drawing on screen Versatile and easy to use windows software Compatible with a wide range of objectives (4X - 100X) 3 CCD RGB camera Simultaneous UV cutting and fluorescence observation Motorized UV offset correction selection