The Manchester Fungal Infection Group (MFIG) was created in 2013 within the University of Manchester to understand and reduce the increasing burden of human fungal disease in the developed and developing world. A key technology employed by MFIG in understanding disease is our live-cell imaging suite. Our Director Prof. Nick Read was recruited from Edinburgh to Manchester along with his imaging equipment. This included Nikon wide-field acquisition systems with associated CoolLED pE-100, pE-1 and pE-2 units. These units have been reliably used by Prof. Read’s group and MFIG for >11 years now to publish live-cell pathogen and host cell biology in high-impact journals. When I arrived to MFIG and heard how long these LEDs have been used, I was a little concerned that they might be on their last legs. However, they have shown no signs of power loss, are hassle-free and will remain an integral part of our imaging suite.
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