About BIC

The Biomedicum Imaging Core (BIC) is an advanced light microscopy facility at the Karolinska Institutet.

imaging live cell
Image from Biomedicum Imaging Core (BIC). Credit: Florian Salomons.

BIC is open for researchers from both academia and industry to perform advanced light microscopy.

Imaging Systems

  • Confocal scanning microscopes
  • Widefield fluorescence microscopes
  • Automated high-content microscopes
  • Super resolution, laser dissection, light-sheet microscopy, and more.

The systems can handle both fixed and live cell and tissue samples.

Image Processing and Analysis

We provide access and assistance to a number of high-end workstations and imaging analysis tools


All researchers can contact us for consultancy on:

  • Microscopy
  • Experimental design
  • Post-acquisition image analysis
  • Image quantification.

BIC also provides microscope trainings, courses and workshops.


An imaging core allowing KI and other academic users to perform image acquisitions and analysis.

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