New Laser Microdissection (LMD) System

20 April 2020
LMD, also known as Laser Capture Microdissection or LCM

A new sample harvesting system at CMM. 

The Laser Microdissection (LMD) enables users to isolate specific single cells or entire areas of tissue. Powered by a unique laser design and dynamic software, Leica LMD systems allow users to easily isolate Regions of Interest (ROI) from entire areas of tissue down to single cells or even subcellular structures such as chromosomes.

LMD is typically used in genomics (DNA), transcriptomics (mRNA, miRNA), proteomics, metabolomics, lipomics and even next generation sequencing (NGS). Researchers in neurology, cancer research, plant analysis, forensics or climate research rely on this method. Furthermore, LMD is a perfect tool for live cell culture (LCC), for cloning and re-cultivation, manipulation or downstream analysis.  At CMM we intend to harvest cellular or tissue sample factions for downstream mass spectrometry analysis and establish new workflows around MS and MS Imaging with the help of this precise area of interest sample harvesting tool.

The upright digital research microscope simplifies your workflow with automated functions, easily captures publication-quality images by utilizing the CMOS camera, creates fast overviews of your samples, especially for slide-scanning applications and array tomography, and identifies ROIs instantly with the LAS X Navigator software.