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									Press Release
November 12, 2009

Reveal the Secrets in the Depth with the New

Leica HCX APO L20x/0.95 IMM

The Dedicated BABB Objective Lens for Neuroscience and

Developmental Biology

Mannheim, Germany. Leica Microsystems expands its wide range of objective lenses for confocal
microscopy by the new objective Leica HCX APO L20x/0.95 IMM for deep imaging.

The new objective lens is designed and optimized to serve
high-level biomedical research such as the analysis of
whole    animals,    brain    slices      and   similar     neuronal
preparations with the immersion medium BABB (Benzyl
Alcohol Benzyl Benzoate, 1:2). The apochromatic corrected
objective provides the standard 20x magnification for
overview with the excellent numerical aperture of 0.95. The
numerical aperture allows structures as small as 250 nm to
be acquired within an object field of significantly more than
half a millimeter! In combination with a confocal scanning
microscope the magnification can be continuously increased
up to 1200 times.

                                                                         The dedicated BABB objective for confocal
                                                                         imaging in deep layers.
The capabilities of the new Leica HCX APO L20x/0.95 IMM
objective   fit   perfectly   to   morphological          studies   in   For a high-resolution image please contact
developmental biology, neurology and neurobiology for the
investigation of neurons, their connection to each other and
to the whole brain set pattern.

Christine Ludwig                                          Leica Microsystems GmbH
Tel.: +49(0)621/70282801                                  Am Friedensplatz 3
Fax: +49(0)621/70281180                                   D – 68165 Mannheim
christine.ludwig@leica-microsystems.com                   www.leica-microsystems.com                                  1/2
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The excellent optical performance of the HCX APO L20x/0.95 IMM is ideal in combination with the Leica
DM6000 CFS confocal fixed stage system, which is based on the broadband confocal and multiphoton
microscope Leica TCS SP5 II. The perfect match of Leica confocal components provides deep insights
at high resolution and a fast overview of the entire sample to find areas of interest.


Leica Microsystems is a leading global designer and producer of innovative, high-tech, precision optical
systems for the analysis of microstructures. It is one of the market leaders in each of its business areas:
Microscopy, Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy with corresponding Imaging Systems, Specimen
Preparation, and Medical Equipment. The company manufactures a broad range of products for
numerous applications requiring microscopic imaging, measurement, and analysis. It also offers system
solutions for life science including biotechnology and medicine, research and development of raw
materials, and industrial quality assurance. The company is represented in over 100 countries with 11
manufacturing facilities in 8 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries and an
international network of dealers. The international management is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.


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