BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., June 24, 2011 — Leica Microsystems has introduced the high-sensitivity, superresolution Leica TCS SP5 II growth confocal imaging system. A complete system that can be installed in a variety of configurations, it provides optimal excitation of fluorophores with multiple lasers to extend fluorophore lifetime and living cell viability. The growth confocal configuration starts at six wavelengths. Multiple fluorescent channels can be acquired simultaneously with the proprietary spectral detection system. Growth confocal starts at three detectors. The system offers high sensitivity and photon counting with optional hybrid detectors for quantitative imaging. If a research project requires more capability, the system can be easily upgraded by adding optional packages, including deep tissue imaging with multiphoton technology, cellular dynamics with a high-speed resonant scanner, and superresolution with stimulated emission depletion. Customers can upgrade in the first year of ownership and lock in future savings each year as features are added. Service contracts at a reduced cost are available to protect the confocal system.