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About the MMIC

Up close and phenomenal

The Manawatu Microscopy & Imaging Centre (MMIC) is a multi-user facility based on the ground floor in Science Tower D at Massey University in Palmerston North.  We provide researchers with the latest equipment needed for Transmitted Light and Fluorescence Microscopy [Widefield and Confocal], Electron Microscopy (TEM and SEM/EDS) and Image Analysis.

Professional assistance is offered by our team of specialists: Matthew Savoian, Pani Vijayan and Niki Minards.


The MMIC is open to all researchers and serves: Massey University, Crown Research Institutes, other teaching institutions, hospitals and commercial clients.

The facilities include:

  • An FEI Quanta 200 environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with EDAX module
  • An FEI Tecnai G2 Biotwin Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) with tomography unit
  • A Leica TCS SP5 Scanning Confocal Microscope
  • A temperature controlled Live cell imaging station for Widefield Fluorescence and Transmitted Light time-lapse studies
  • Additional research grade microscopes with digital capture ability for Transmitted Light or Widefield Fluorescence
  • Image analysis suite with a range of software for Quantitative Analysis, image rendering, and preparation for publication or presentation

We are easy to contact by phone or email to help you with your Microscopy and Image Analysis enquiries and needs.