i had great fun today playing with the new confocal microscope from Leica (SP8). Just a demo but very impressive piece of equipment. Really fast scans and excellent image quality. The software looks great too. This would be an ideal system to teach confocal imaging on – simple and intuitive but extremely powerful. The system did a great job of scanning an old sample of artery I had on a slide. I’ll post images soon. In the meantime, here’s some shots of the system looking at a kidney glomerulus and an arterial adventitia. Great for imaging the cardiovascular system.