Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Nikon inverted microscope


This inverted microscope can gain detailed information from single living cells or thin slices of biological tissues. The device is compatible with all advanced living cell applications.

At the Institute the inverted microscope is primarily used to create detailed imaging of slices of lung tissue, and aid the construction of detailed lung models.

The inverted microscope features motorised and computer controlled functionality.


  • Model: Nikon TE-2000E
  • Multi-port design
  • Motorised System condenser, Objective selection, filter cubes and shutters
  • Motorised high-precision focus
  • Motorised X-Y stage scanning
  • Configured for fluorescence, as well as light and dark field imaging