A range of upright and inverted microscopes are available for epifluorescence, brightfield, darkfield, phase, polarisation, and differential interference contrast. These microscopes are equipped with modern monochrome or colour CCD detectors. Stage based enviromental chambers such as heated or culture chambers are also available.
Related techniques such as dispersive Raman microscopy, laser capture microdissection (Zeiss PALM), incubator microscopes (e.g. Incucyte) and optical tweezers are available.