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UIC Demo: Confocal with Digital Light Sheet (DLS) Sept. 2nd - 10th.


Greeting Colleagues,

Leica will be demoing their latest inverted Leica TCS SP8 Confocal with Digital Light Sheet (DLS) technology for us to evaluate and use from 9/2 thru 9/10 in the UIC, Room 1-220B CCRB.

This SP8 will be equipped as follows:
Inverted microscope stand, spectral detection (5 tunable channels),Conventional and Resonance Scanners, 405, 458, 476, 488, 496, 514, 543, 594, 633 lasers and a comprehensive list of objectives.

The system will also be equipped with Leica’s new Light Sheet offering ( for gentle and live  fast imaging.

The system along with the service engineer will be arriving Tuesday, Sept 1 to complete the installation. The sales/support rep will be here to train us and to host demonstrations.

There will be a seminar on Thursday, September 3, at 1:30pm in 1-125 CCRB. Download the Flyer here!

Please contact Mark Sanders with questions or to coordinate a demo time on the instrument.

Cloth Printing at the University Imaging Centers

The University Imaging Centers is excited to announce the addition of cloth printing at our Snyder Hall facility!

With the installation of our new printer we are now able to print on a photo-satin cloth great for folding and taking on trips.

Want more information on cloth printing? Check out our printing page!


3D Printing Comes to the UIC

The University Imaging Centers CCRB facility has installed a fifth generation MakerBot Replicator and is available to our users for printing.

For more information and rates check out our 3D printing page!

Questions about 3D printing? Contact Alex Cramer.

Image Analysis Office Hours

The University Imaging Centers is happy to announce new Image Analysis Office Hours.

  • Location: 1-220C CCRB
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and as arranged.
  • Contacts: 301-9850; Dr. Thomas Pengo, E-Mail:

Thomas of the UMII (located in the UIC) can provide multidimensional image analysis resources for researchers interested in sample measurement or visualization at no additional charge.

  • Services Include:
  • 2D Image Analysis (morphometry, particle analysis, densitometry, etc.)
  • 3D Image Analysis (volumetric sample measurement) reconstruction and image editing instruction.

Analysis is performed with Nikon Elements, FIJI, Imaris, MATLAB and R software.

Analysis tools available in the facility includes: Nikon Elements for analysis and deconvolution, Imaris for 3D reconstruction and image analysis, ImageJ / FIJI.

Introducing the GE Typhoon 9500 and Amersham Imager 600UV for Gel and Blot Imaging

Attention University Imaging Center Users!

Welcome the GE Typhoon 9500 and Amersham Imager 600UV (Thanks to support from BMBB!) to Jackson Hall.

These new gel and blot imagers can do fluorescence, luminescence and phosphor imaging. There is still a Storm 860 is available in Snyder Hall, St. Paul and a GELPRO gel imager in MTRF (Biomedical Discovery District).

If you have any addtional questions. Please contact UIC staff.