IBMCP Microscopy Service offers the necessary infrastructure and technical support to researchers and research groups from the centre itself as well as from other public institutions.

Our main functions are to optimise scientific resources and make them accessible to all users. Technical assistance, training in the use of the equipment, and advice on the different techniques and image analysis, are provided.

The service is located on the 2nd floor of block 8E staircase G of the Innovation Polytechnic City.

This action is co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Funds Operational Programme (ERDF) of the Valencian Community 2014-2020.

Rules, applications, fees


  1. Users who wish to use any of the equipment located in this laboratory (microtomes, ultramicrotome, cryostat or microscopes) must reserve their use through the PPMS Reservation System (from the intranet). The confocal must be reserved through Gestcompras.
  2. Users must be fully aware of the operation of the equipment they are going to use. The service offers training on the correct use of each device.
  3. Each user must bring their own material for mounting and preparing the samples (tweezers, brushes, slides, coverslips, mounting medium…).
  4. The equipment used must be left clean and covered with its covers after finishing the work.
  5. Any type of breakdown that occurs in the equipment must be reported to the person in charge of the laboratory in order to repair the damage as soon as possible.

RATES (external)

  • Magnifying glasses and microscopes: €10/h
  • Confocal Zeiss: €25/h
  • Leica Stellaris confocal: €40/h



  • Cryostat (HM520 Microm)
  • Embedding station HistoCore Arcadia H (Leica)
  • Microtomes (Microm HM330, Leica RM2025 and Microm HM325)
  • Automatic tissue processor (Leica TP 1020)
  • Ultramicrotome (Reichert-Jung, Ultracut E)


  • Stellaris 8 FALCON confocal microscope (Leica). Action co-financed by the European Union through the Operational Program of European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) of the Valencian Community 2014-2020
  • AxioObserver 780 confocal microscope (Zeiss)
  • Leica DM5000 microscope for brightfield, DIC, darkfield and fluorescence
  • Nikon Eclipse microscope Ni para campo claro, campo oscuro y DIC
  • Inverted optical microscope with phase contrast (Nikon Diaphot-TMD)
  • Leica DMS 1000 macroscope with diascopic illumination
  • MacroFluo Fluorescence Magnifier (Leica MZ16F)
  • Binocular loupe (Nikon SMZ800)
  • Binocular loupe (Olympus SZ60)


Marisol Gascón Irun

Service Manager


Tel.: +34 96 387 78 57
Ext.: 77857