What is it?

The SporePlay+ is the fastest manual dissection microscope in the world! An upright optical microscope built from the ground up specifically for single cell manipulation, with an extra-long working distance objective, a stage with click-stops in a grid and a micromanipulator that combines X, Y and Z control into a single joystick.

How does it work?

The pencil-grip micromanipulator provides ultra-fine control of a glass needle for biological dissection in the microscope field of view. The familiar stage twist grip and the carefully integrated, highly-sensitive micromanipulator pencil grip are controlled in a relaxed, bench-top position.

What can I use it for?

Ascospore dissection of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe and other fungal and ascospore-producing species.

What does it do?

Utilising a smooth-action stage with torque control and click-stops of adjustable pressure at 5mm increments and with grid positions set in two 12×4 orthogonal arrays, coupled with an integrated index pointer, the SporePlay+ is ideal for yeast and fungal ascospore dissection. Forget about having to note coordinates or count clicks; the index pointer does it all for you
at a glance.

“The Dissection is so much more tactile and it all just feels ridiculously well engineered!”

Rebecca C. Burgess Stevenson University USA

Interested in seeing the SporePlay+ in action ?

Qualified Scientific Advisors will guide you through your demonstration and will do their best to answer any questions you may have on your applications of interest.

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