Biomedical Imaging Research Unit

Olympus FV1000 confocal microscope - slide imaging


  • Imaging of slides
  • Automated stage for tile-scanning
  • FRET, Spectral imaging


    Diode (405nm, 440nm, 473nm,  635nm);
    Diode-pumped (559nm)
  • Detectors: 2 spectral (variable bandpass), 1 filter-based, and one transmitted light
  • Modes: xy, xyz, xt, xyt, lambda
  • Spectral unmixing
  • Resolution: up to 4096 x 4096 pixel resolution
  • Fully motorised BX61 upright microscope
  • Filter blocks for viewing specimens: U-MNU2 (narrow UV) U-MWBV (wideband blue) U-MNIBA3 (narrowband blue), U-MWIG3 (wideband green)
  • Objectives: dry (4x/0.16 NA, 10x/0.40) and oil immersion (20x/0.80, 40x/1.00, 60x/1.35, 100x/ 1.40).
  • Differential interference contrast available for all objective lenses
  • Prior motorised XY stage, fully controllable through software
  • Kinetic Systems anti-vibration table



  • FluoView 4.2
  • Complete off-line licensed copy available in BIRU computer room for postprocessing
  • Free FluoView viewer available for users. You can find it on the BIRU server or download it directly from the Olympus website here.
  • Look here for other software packages available within the BIRU for processing confocal datasets

Funded by

School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland

Room extension number


Equipment charges - users from The University of Auckland

$59.36 per hour

Contact person

Richard Yulo

Senior Technologist, Technical Services


Telephone: 923 7831 or Ext 87831