Introduction We provide research and services in light microscopy, scanning- and transmission electron microscopy, micro CT and imaging in the field of biomaterials, in particular orthopedic and dental implants. Our goal is to get an improved understanding of the biological and pathophysiological phenomena around teeth and tissue interactions around implants. The resulting insights may help to reach improved results in the long term. We share our almost 40 years experience and success by offering histological courses in our laboratory. Examples of our work are offered in our image shop. Introduction SEE VIDEO

We provide research and services in light microscopy, scanning- and transmission electron microscopy, micro CT and imaging in the field of biomaterials, in particular orthopedic and dental implants. Our goal is to get an improved understanding of the biological and pathophysiological phenomena around teeth and tissue interactions around implants. The resulting insights may help to reach improved results in the long term. We share our almost 40 years experience and success by offering histological courses in our laboratory. Examples of our work are offered in our image shop. Introduction

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Surface evaluations of any materials, cells and tissues are performed with a Zeiss SUPRA(TM) 40VP Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope. This is a high performance Variable Pressure FE-SEM with the GEMINI column technology equipped with an Amatek EDAX system. Resolutions up to 1 nm @ 20 KV and magnifications up to 900'000x are possible. Scanning electron
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Scanning electron microscopy Surface evaluations of any materials, cells and tissues are performed with a Zeiss SUPRA(TM) 40VP Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope. This is a high performance Variable Pressure FE-SEM with the GEMINI column technology equipped with an Amatek EDAX system. Resolutions up to 1 nm @ 20 KV and magnifications up to 900'000x are possible.

Ground Sections The high-precision EXAKT thin section cutting system is used for the preparation of histological preparations, so-called ground sections, with a thickness down to 10 µm. The method of Thin Section Cutting Technology is especially important in the study of interfaces of implant/bone, bone/cartilage etc. since the interfaces can be prepared while preserving the structure and used directly for light microscopy techniques. Ground sections GO TO LIGHT MICROSCOPY

The high-precision EXAKT thin section cutting system is used for the preparation of histological preparations, so-called ground sections, with a thickness down to 10 µm. The method of Thin Section Cutting Technology is especially important in the study of interfaces of implant/bone, bone/cartilage etc. since the interfaces can be prepared while preserving the structure and used directly for light microscopy techniques. Ground sections

Light microscopy Light microscopy We are working with following systems:
Leica 205A Stereomicroscope equipped with a Leica 490 digital camera
Leica DM 6B Lightmicroscope equipped with an Olympus UC90 digital camera with an 1-inch high-definition CCD sensor
Leica Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope equipped with a Leica 480 digital camera
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We are working with following systems:
Leica 205A Stereomicroscope equipped with a Leica 490 digital camera
Leica DM 6B Lightmicroscope equipped with an Olympus UC90 digital camera with an 1-inch high-definition CCD sensor
Leica Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope equipped with a Leica 480 digital camera
Light microscopy

Transmission Electron Microscopy Transmission electron microscopy A detailed evaluation of epithelia and cells needs powerful electron microscopes. For that, the sections must be so thin, that they allow the transmission of electrons. Using diamond knives mounted on a microtome, 70 nm thin sections are cut. The sections are examined with our Zeiss Supra 40 NT using a STEM detector or at the University of Zurich using a FEI Tecnai G2 Spirit TEM. Transmission electron microscopy A detailed evaluation of epithelia and cells needs powerful electron microscopes. For that, the sections must be so thin, that they allow the transmission of electrons. Using diamond knives mounted on a microtome, 70 nm thin sections are cut. The sections are examined with our Zeiss Supra 40 NT using a STEM detector or at the University of Zurich using a FEI Tecnai G2 Spirit TEM.