School of Pharmaceutical
Sciences of Ribeirão Preto

University of São Paulo


Advanced Microscopy Laboratory

The FCFRP-USP, aiming to provide research infrastructure to different groups of the School, Campus and even outside the USP, has organized its "facilities" research in multi-user laboratories with specialized technical support.

The Advanced Microscopy Laboratory aims to bring together microscopic large size and other equipment for image analysis for research with cells, tissues and synthetic materials. The aim is to support research in basic and technological areas such as pharmacology, cell biology, toxicology, nanotechnology, among others.

It currently has one Confocal Microscope and is prepared to accommodate electron microscopes, atomic force microscope, etc., thus expanding the scope of activities of the Laboratory.



Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope

Model: Leica TCS SP8

Description: Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope equipped with 405, 638, 488 and 552 nm excitation lasers and 63, 40, 20 and 10 times high quality oil immersion objectives.

Application: Biomedical research and surface analysis in material science applications, offering unprecedented precision in three-dimensional imaging and exact examination of sub cellular structures and dynamic processes, based on a modular concept that enables flexible upgrading and integration of innovative technology.

Equipment advantages: Sensitivity: The scan head design contributes to photon-efficiency, resulting in brilliant imagery, flexibility for emerging experiments and increased sample viability; High speedy analysis: Innovative elements that amplify equipment's performance to provide accelerated confocal image recording; Upgrade possibilities: Build on a flexible concept, equipment can receive comprehensive set of upgrade options as researcher's needs evolves.


Mr. Eduardo Tozatto

Telephone +55 16 3315-4292