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Spotlight on the customer


Asia, America and Europe: Eight ZEISS Microscopy Customer Centers strategically
located around the globe offer the customer a perfect insight into the ZEISS Microscopy
portfolio extending from light, electron and ion microscopes to X-ray microscopes.
More than 150 customer demonstrations are performed every month all over the
world. Every month around 50 customers attend in-house training, user meetings and
workshops focused on the subject of microscopy.

More information on the ZEISS Microscopy Customer Centers

Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Correlative Microscopy, Digital Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light sheet Microscopy, Software & Digital Imaging, X-ray Microscopy

Phase Contrast Tomography for Quantitative Analysis

Customer Story


Contemporary high performance structural materials like hypereutectic Al-Si alloy is an attractive class of engineering material that finds application in many critical electronic purposes.  Researchers at Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) in India used a novel approach of friction stir processing (FSP), a variant of severe plastic deformation process, for microstructural refinement.  In an international collaboration between the NMRL and ZEISS Microscopy, non-destructive three dimensional X-ray imaging, performed with ZEISS Xradia 520 Versa was used to investigate the microstructural modifications obtained by FSP on the Al-30Si alloy.

More information on the phase contrast capabilities of ZEISS Xradia 520 Versa and more including Laboratory Diffraction Contrast Tomography (LabDCT)

Read the full article in Microscopy & Analysis here

Tags: X-ray Microscopy

Inspiring ZEISS ORION NanoFab’s community with another local Orion’s mission


The 2nd North American Helium Ion Microscopy User Meeting was held June 2-3, 2017 in Orlando, FL, at the successful conclusion of the 61st Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and NanoFabrication (EIPBN) Conference, also known as ‘3 Beams’.  EIPBN featured 14 oral presentations and posters highlighting research performed using ZEISS ORION NanoFab.

Learn more about the unique capabilities of ZEISS ORION NanoFab, download free White Papers and get in contact

Tags: Electron and Ion Microscopy

The global partnership will advance biomedical imaging technologies


ZEISS will collaborate with Salk’s Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center scientists to receive critical feedback on challenging imaging needs to further push the boundaries of imaging technologies to new frontiers. In the future, the partnership will reach full force as the Waitt Center collaborates with ZEISS to develop, test, optimize and perform next-generation biological imaging experiments with alpha and beta versions of hardware and software for everything from high-speed 4D fluorescence imaging to cryo-correlative fluorescence and electron microscopy.

Interested in partnering with ZEISS? More information on ZEISS labs@location

Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Software & Digital Imaging

A visit at the Family Planning Center for Pushkin District in St. Petersburg

Customer Story

In 2015 the Family Planning Center for Pushkin District (St. Petersburg) and OPTEC Group concluded a cooperation agreement and established a joint Consulting Center for Assisted Reproductive Technologies for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) professionals.

Alexey Gryaznov, Head of the Embryological Laboratory at the Family Planning Center, talks about the Center, assisted reproductive technologies, and the Center’s research efforts.

More information on ZEISS microscopes for reproductive medicine

More information on ZEISS Axio Observer

Tags: Light Microscopy

Customer Story

‘Youth With A Mission – Medical Ship Australia’ (YWAM MSA) provides the villages of Papua New Guinea, a country in which 84 percent of people live in remote rural areas and 30,000 people newly infected with tuberculosis, with eye, dental and other medical care. ZEISS Primo Star iLED is now in use in the onboard lab. The LED-based fluorescence microscope is developed specifically for tuberculosis test applications.

More information on ZEISS Primo Star iLED

Tags: Light Microscopy

Structured nanocrystals revealed for the first time

Customer Story


Tiny, individual crystals on the underside of a Mexican butterfly’s wings give the insect a distinctive green color that allows it to hide from predators. Researchers at the University of Fribourg’s Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) in Germany, and Murdoch University in Western Australia, have shown for the first time how these crystals might grow.

More information on the capabilities of ZEISS Xradia 810 Ultra

The paper "Butterfly gyroid nanostructures as a time-frozen glimpse of intracellular membrane development" has been published in Science Advances

Tags: Electron and Ion Microscopy, X-ray Microscopy

Lab infrastructure solution ZEISS ZEN 2 core is connecting systems, data and workflows


ZEISS is presenting a networked lab for quality control and quality assurance. Connected systems, data and workflows enable more efficient collaboration – even across lab boundaries.

More information on ZEISS ZEN 2 core

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Tags: Correlative Microscopy, Digital Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Software & Digital Imaging

School classes analyse water samples with ZEISS microscopes

Customer Story

A recently equipped digital classroom at the IGA campus in Berlin supports students in environmental education. With the IGA campus and the newly built environmental education centre, the IGA is focusing on encouraging the learning through play of children and young people and allowing people of all ages to experience nature in an active way. A laboratory with 28 networked ZEISS Primo Star and Stemi 305 microscopes, as well as accessories such as cameras, enables interactive learning.

More information about the Digital Classroom from ZEISS

More information about the IGA campus

Tags: Digital Classroom, Light Microscopy

Experience correlative and advanced 3D microscopy


On 24 April 2017 ZEISS opened the new ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Europe at the Oberkochen site. This is the most comprehensive ZEISS Customer Center including light, electron and X-ray microscopy in a single location: here users from Industry and Academia can try out correlative workflows between the different microscopy technologies and also advanced 3D microscopy.

More information and registration

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Tags: Airyscan, Confocal Microscopy, Correlative Microscopy, Digital Classroom, Digital Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Light sheet Microscopy, Software & Digital Imaging, Super-resolution Microscopy, X-ray Microscopy