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NWG Göttingen 2019
13th meeting of the German Neuroscience Society

Mar 20-23, 2019, Göttingen, Germany
Booth No. 8


SFN - Neuroscience 2019
50th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience

Oct 19-23, 2019, Chicago, IL, USA
Booth No. 1468


BPS San Diego 2020
64th annual meeting of the Biophysical Society

Feb 15-19, 2020 San Diego, CA, USA
Booth No. 710

UGA-42 Caliburn - Ablation & Microdissection System

The UGA-2 Caliburn is designed to produce localized, controlled damaged in biological samples. Similar to the UGA-42 Firefly, the UGA-42 Caliburn produces small laser spots in the microscope field of view but by a directly coupled pulsed laser instead of a fiber optically coupled continuous wave laser. Different high peak power pulsed lasers (e.g. at 266nm, 355nm, 532nm) are available, depending on experimental needs.

The UGA-42 Caliburn features motorized laser focus and laser power attenuator. The included scanner module allows to damage your sample everywhere in the field of view precise and fast by point or ROI scanning. It will be visualized by the microcontroller and the software. The optical module is coupled to the microscope without interfering with most other existing devices (e.g. spinning disk, LSM, etc.).


Scanner module


  • Add-on module, can be integrated into existing set-ups
  • Allow an additional connection for fiber coupled lasers leading to point sport illumination
  • Wide variety of  UV, VIS and NIR lasers available (266 to 1470 nm)
  • Up to three additional lasers per UGA-42 Caliburn system setup are possible
  • Spot size as low as submicron, depending on microscope, objective and light guide aperture
  • Switching time between any two spot locations < 1 ms
  • Switching time between two laser lines: < 1 ms
  • Scanning speed within an ROI up to 5kHz
  • Can be combined with wide field fluorescence, LSM, spinning disk, etc.
  • Modules available for most modern research microscope brands and models

Please contact us for more information



  • The SysCon software runs in parallel with and independent of any other imaging or electrophysiology software
  • Simultaneous and independent spot illumination and imaging data acquisition
  • “Click & Fire” mode for real time spot illumination
  • Programmable sequential illumination of multiple locations and/or regions of interests (ROIs)
  • ROI geometries include: lines, circles, polygons, free-hand drawn shapes
  • Grid stimulation with sequential or random illumination of grid points
  • Two TTL inputs and two TTL outputs for external devices
  • Manual or TTL-triggered sequence start
  • TTL-triggered events within the sequence
  • Able to run up to multiple lasers within the same experiment


  • Ablation and Microdissection
  • DNA damage



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