An advanced slim microscope designed to support diverse and demanding electrophysiology and imaging experiments.
The Scientifica SliceScope is an ultra-stable, versatile upright microscope. The unbeatable small footprint, low noise electronics, simple conversion between in vitro and in vivo as well as the remote control, have made the SliceScope an integral part of electrophysiology rigs and multiphoton systems around the world.
Innovative slim profile
The slim profile allows ample equipment around your sample, including manipulators, light sources and perfusion systems without compromising on the microscope stability. This allows for complex experimental sets up, to push boundaries.
The SliceScope is the perfect foundation for many different configurations including in vivo or in vitro electrophysiology, multiphoton imaging and confocal imaging.
Fully motorised ultra-smooth control
Advanced remote control of the objective and condenser means focus and Koehler can be controlled away from the sample area. This is invaluable for dark/cramped areas or in multi-patching experiments and prevents bumping or vibrating the sample, allowing you to get the most of out of their experiments.
Every SliceScope is uniquely tailored to the exact application you require, saving costs on unnecessary parts.
Flexibility for in vitro or in vivo use
The sub-stage optics are completely removable. Enabling you to easily switch between in vivo and in vitro experiments.
The modular and versatile design allows the SliceScope to be customised with ease for your future experimental needs.
Ultra-high stability and low noise
Enables you to run experiments over a long period of time.
Compatible with a wide range of optics
Choose from a comprehensive range of Olympus objectives, condensers, eyepieces and light sources. This gives you the freedom to choose, with the help of our experts, the most effective optic for your experiment.
Optimise your contrast
The flexibility and compatibility of the SliceScope allows the use of IR or fluorescent imaging. It can use transmitted or reflected illumination methods. DIC and DODT contrasting are all possible as well as simpler illumination methods such as oblique.
Pioneering features developed for electrophysiology
The Motorised Objective Changer replaces the commonly used swing nose piece. It enables you to change from the low magnification objective nose pieces to the higher magnification objective, required in patch clamping.
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.
Confidently control your electrophysiology experiments with the fully integrated SliceScope Pro systems.
Perfect foundation for many electrophysiology rigs
The SliceScope forms part of the Scientifica SliceScope Pro Systems which are fully integrated electrophysiology rigs. These versatile systems are available as four main packages which all include the SliceScope, PatchStar manipulators and Scientifica staging, but depending on your experimental needs and personal preferences, the SliceScope Pro systems can be fully tailored to suit you.
Scientifica HyperScope in vivo set-up
Integral part of leading multiphoton systems
The Scientifica SliceScope can form the foundation for Scientifica's customisable multiphoton systems, designed to be as modular as possible.
Discover how customers have used the Scientifica SliceScope to support their research
How customers use the Scientifica SliceScope
Dive into our case studies which demonstrate how customers have used the SliceScope within their research.
- Using Scientifica's SliceScope to perform a variety of neuroscience techniques
- Using a SliceScope to combine calcium imaging and laser scanning photostimulation
- Development of a custom-made three-photon microscope to perform functional imaging in awake animal models
- Using the SliceScope Pro 1000 for Brain Slice Electrophysiology
- Using Scientifica electrophysiology equipment to investigate blue light responses in crab stomatogastric ganglion neurons
"What I like about the SliceScope is the ease of use and stability."Dr Joern Steinert University of Leicester
“The SliceScope is highly stable and has a minimal footprint, clearly the result of listening to the experimenter's needs combined with clever design."Professor Dimitri Kullmann Institute of Neurology, UCL
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For more guides, lab hacks, top tips and webinars on electrophysiology, multiphoton imaging and optogenetic, explore the Scientifica Learning Zone and Neurowire Blog. If you would like to share your research or advice with the neuroscience community, please contact [email protected]. We would love to hear from you!
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