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Northwest Missouri State University

Confocal Fluorescence Microscope (Photo by University Photography)

Confocal Fluorescence Microscope (CFM)

The optical imaging technique confocal microscopy has gained popularity in the scientific and industrial communities and typical applications are in life sciences and semiconductor inspection. The broad range of applications includes a wide variety of studies in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, as well as morphological studies of a wide spectrum of cells and tissues, stem cell research, photobleaching studies, lifetime imaging, multiphoton microscopy, total internal reflection, DNA hybridization, membrane and ion probes, bioluminescent proteins etc.