Biomedical Imaging Research Unit

Zeiss Axio Imager M2 fluorescence microscope


  • Photometrics Prime sCMOS monochrome
  • Olympus DP72 CCD colour


The microscope has a motorised focus drive, filter wheel, shutters, condenser and objective turret. It also has an external UniBlitz shutter for fluorescence imaging.

Objective lenses

Wide variety of objective lenses from 5x dry to 100x oil immersion including long working distance water lenses. Contrast techiques include phase contrast, darkfield, polarised light and differential interference contrast.

Fluorescence filter sets

  • DAPI bandpass, DAPI longpass
  • FITC bandpass, FITC longpass
  • TRITC bandpass
  • Texas Red bandpass
  • Cy5 bandpass


Software and application modules

MetaMorph Premier version 7.10

Application modules - Angiogenesis Tube Formation • Cell Cycle • Cell Health • Cell Scoring • Multi Wavelength Cell Scoring • Count Nuclei  • Neurite Outgrowth •  

Documentation from Molecular Devices is available for University of Auckland staff/students here. Please note that this is a secure page and these files should not be shared without permission from a BIRU staff member.

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