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Zeiss PALM Laser Microdissection and Optical Tweezers Combi-System

This instrument allows for laser microdissection and contact-free micromanipulation with laser optical trapping.

The microdissection system utilizes an ultraviolet laser focused through an objective lens for precise dissection and catapulting of selected areas, suitable for selecting cells or portions of tissues for PCR of other applications.

The optical trapping system uses an infrared laser to trap and move small objects within an area defined by objective lenses.


The Zeiss PALM Combi-system was acquired with funding from the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DBI-0723291 and additional funds provided by the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.


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