The mobile surgery is a stainless steel table on wheels with a complete set of surgery instrumentation. It can be moved to any desired laboratory or microscope setup. Surgical instrumentation the LMF can provide includes: stereotactic apparatus with various adapters, stereo microscope, dental drill, various heating pads, set of dissection instrumentation, dry sterilizer, isofluran narcotization system, and small animal puls oximeter.
The single-cell electroporator (Axoporator 800A from Molecular Devices) is a micropipette-based system that uses voltage pulses to cause the transient formation of membrane pores through which impermeant molecules and/or ions can enter the cell. The mechanism is the same as that used for bulk electroporation of suspended cells. However, it offers the advantage over bulk electroporation to target individual cells in cell culture, brain slice preparations and even in live animals. Furthermore, the single-cell electroporator needs only minute volumes for electroporation. The LMF can provide accessory equipment like micro-manipulator, stage adapters, different headstages, and pipette holders.
Optics and optical instruments
The LMF has a fully equipped optics lab with a large variety of optical elements and instruments, like filters, lens and cage systems, mounts, adapters, calibration slides (for example from Argolight), power meters, refractometer, autocorrelator, and so on.