Aug. 07, 2014
In the year 2008 Nature Methods has selected super-resolution microscopy or nanoscopy as "method of the year" . Since that time super-resolution microscopy has emerged from specialized physics laboratories and become a powerful tool for biologists. The field of application is constantly growing and since recently even expanding in the axial dimension for single molecule localization microscopy. The process to get high quality super-resolution images can be divided in three important steps: sample preparation, image acquisition and image processing. Especially the first step has to be considered with a lot of care, since higher resolving power demands more stringent sample preparation.
moreJul. 31, 2014
Carl Zeiss Microscopy has released LSM 880 with Airyscan. The confocal laser scanning microscope enables fast and high sensitivity super-resolution microscopy in x, y and z, and high image-acquisition speed in one system.
With the new confocal technology, users achieve a 1.7x higher resolution in all spatial dimensions, 140 nm laterally and 400 nm axially. The improved sensitivity leads to better image quality and increased speed. The whole imaging process is possible with standard sample preparation and labeling protocols.
moreDec. 12, 2013
Zeiss has brought fiscal year 2012/13 to a successful conclusion (reporting date: 30 September 2013) with an all-time high in revenue. The company put in a good performance in some sectors despite a partly difficult economic environment and generated revenue totaling € 4.190 billion (prior year: € 4.163 billion) and earnings (EBIT) of € 335 million (prior year: EUR 420 million).
moreNov. 12, 2013
Zeiss has granted a license for patents relating to LED fluorescence excitation in microscopy to Lumencor (Beaverton, USA). These patents protect the use of light emitting diodes for the excitation of fluorescence radiation in light microscopes. The property rights, which are valid in the USA and Canada, were acquired by Zeiss in 2005.
moreJul. 19, 2013
Zeiss today announced that the acquisition of U.S.-based Xradia, Inc. has been completed.
The acquisition agreement was first announced on June 13 and the transaction closed and became effective on July 12.
moreJun. 13, 2013
Zeiss announced the planned acquisition of the US-based Xradia, Inc. Xradia is an medium-size company providing innovative 3D X-ray microscopes for industrial and academic research applications. The closing of the transaction is subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions including a required filing with the U.S. competition authorities. After closing, Xradia, Inc.
moreFeb. 28, 2013
The UK manufacturing and sales divisions of Carl Zeiss have cemented their roots in Cambridge with an expansion of their existing production site and the construction of new application laboratories, sales and service offices and customer facilities.
moreFeb. 04, 2013
The winner of this year's Carl Zeiss Research Award, one of the most renowned honors in optics, goes to Professor Anne L'Huillier from Lund University in Sweden. L'Huillier is being honored for her pioneering work in the field of high harmonic generation which has laid the foundation for the generation of atto-second impulses and enabled key advances in attosecond physics.
moreDec. 27, 2012
Carl Zeiss has launched Axio Scan.Z1 Digital Slide Scanner.
The automated microscope system allows researchers to digitalize fixed tissue sections and cytologic specimens in brightfield and fluorescence. Thanks to the tray concept, the self-calibrating automized slide scanner captures the entire specimen area of the microscope slide - including the edge.
moreDec. 24, 2012
Carl Zeiss has introduced the Open Application Development (OAD) for ZEN Software.
The programming environment in ZEN is based on the Python programming language and enables users to create, test and repeatedly run macros. Furthermore, the software offers a plug-in to the ImageJ and Fiji Open Source programs. Thus, users have a huge variety of existing scripts for image editing and analysis at their disposal.