Scientifica SliceScope upright microscope

Scientifica SliceScope

A stable and compact upright microscope designed to meet the demands of complex electrophysiology studies and related techniques - including two-photon imaging and optogenetics.

The small footprint and low noise electronics, as well as the remote control, have made the SliceScope an integral part of electrophysiology rigs around the world, particularly when incorporated into a SliceScope Pro system.


Modular and versatile design

This system is a perfect foundation for many different configurations including in vivo or in vitro electrophysiology, multiphoton imaging and confocal imaging.

Slim profile

The slim profile allows easy placement of other equipment around your sample, including manipulators, light sources and perfusion systems.

Fully motorised control

Remote control of the objective and condenser means focus and Koehler can be controlled away from the sample area. Useful for dark/cramped areas or in vivo samples.

Compatible with a wide range of optics

Choose from a comprehensive range of Olympus objectives, condensers, eyepieces and light sources.

Various contrast and illumination choices

The SliceScope is compatible with fluorescence turrets and a broad range of contrast techniques. Use it with LEDs, halogens and broad spectrum white light sources.

SliceScope 360° view

Control options

Control the focus, condenser, translation stage (if included) from any of our remote control options.

Alternatively use Scientifica’s LinLab software, developed specifically to control all of our motorised components and heating and perfusion elements.

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Motorised Objective Changer (MOC)

The MOC can change smoothly between the two objectives and display within 'Linlab' which objective is in position. The user has full control over the speed of objective exchange. The intelligent motion will allow your objectives to be placed safely into your chamber. It also retains par focality and par centrality, so you can switch lenses and keep your sample perfectly in focus, and centrally placed by storing the optimum settings with the control options.

Motorised objective

Objective Changer

The Objective Changer allows a seamless way to change objectives, enabling easy switching between high and low magnification. It is ideal for use in electrophysiology experiments, where a low magnification objective is required for gross positioning of the pipette and a larger magnification is required when approaching a cell.

LED System (780 or 850 nm)

LED module to attach to transmitted illumination port on Scientifica SliceScope, handset with illuminated on/off switch, intensity control knob, power supply 90-250V. Suitable for IR DIC, Dodt contrast, oblique illumination.


Single position polarizer module

Rotatable single position polarizer module for use on the SliceScope. (It can also fit the excitation band pass filter).

Single position polarizer module

Fluorescence Adaptor Kit

The adapter kit allows you to conveniently and neatly attach the Olympus fluorescence turret to the SliceScope.

Fluorescence adaptor

Filter Wheel

Compact wheel for holding filters. Includes on smooth thumbwheel for rotation of polarisers.

Filter Wheel

Gradient Contrast Tube

A contrast tube for the visualisation of cells in thick tissue slices.

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