Microscopy Unit

Developed by: Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Galicia Sur


The IISGS Microscopy Unit is designed to study, detect and identify cell structures in tissue sections and cell cultures through histological and histochemical staining and fluorescent markers. In addition, we rely on Laser Microdissection Leica 6500, a microscopic technology which allows to distinguish between relevant and non-relevant cells or tissues for DNA/ARN/protein analysis.

The Microscopy Platform has the necessary software to analyse sample images obtained from such equipment


  • Tissue processor, embedding station, microtome and cryostat
  • Stereomicroscope
  • Clear-field microscope
  • Fluorescence microscope
  • Laser microdissector