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ZEISS ORION NanoFab contributes to publication in Advanced Biosystems

Helium ions have been used to image viruses attacking bacteria. These bacteriophages viruses represent a possible alternative to antibiotics for treating bacterial infections.

A team from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland has turned to helium ion microscopy. With the help of ZEISS ORION NanoFab they were able to produce high-resolution images of bacteriophages–bacteria interactions at different stages of infection, and also demonstrated the feasibility of using neon and helium milling techniques to reveal subsurface structures.


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Interactive techniques for classroom experiments and rehearsals may upgrade your university

Microscopy is an essential part of the life and earth sciences at universities. Students use microscopes to gain deeper insight into preparing and examining human, animal or plant cells. For this, they need various microscopy techniques and software for image acquisition and documentation in their lectures. And this is where the Digital Classroom comes into play: connected ZEISS microscopes, the ZEISS imaging software Labscope and digital equipment such as tablets enable an interactive approach to learning and create a motivating and engaging atmosphere for students. They are also inspired by the possibility of working with the tools they use in their everyday lives at university.


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Phase Contrast Tomography for Quantitative Analysis

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.


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

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.


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‘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.


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Structured nanocrystals revealed for the first time

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.


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School classes analyse water samples with ZEISS microscopes

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.


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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology becomes first ZEISS labs@location partner in North America

A new agreement between the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and ZEISS has named the Core Facilities at IGB as an official ZEISS labs@location Partner. The model facility will allow researchers from around the U.S. to test-drive new instruments in the IGB’s Core Facilities Microscopy Suite. This partnership represents the first North American location of the ZEISS labs@location partner program, already in use across Europe.


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ZEISS & Swansea University highlight impact of microscopy solutions to improve quality of teaching

The Advanced Imaging of Materials (AIM) facility at Swansea University is an integrated scientific imaging centre with a strong focus on correlative microscopy. It aims to provide imaging and analytical capabilities across several length scales; from Angstroms to centimetres. The centre is designed to support industry, teaching and learning and fundamental research. One of the unique features of AIM is the ZEISS Digital Classroom. This features 30 digital Primotech microscopes which are each connected to an iPad and have the ability to stream onto the multiple screens around the lab. We spoke to Co-Directors of the AIM facility Dr Cameron Pleydell-Pearce & Dr Richard Johnston, who together manage the facility on a day-to-day basis and were instrumental in setting up the centre. Both have their own students and research groups who regularly use the ZEISS Digital Classroom.


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Microscopes & instruments by ZEISS support the Laboratory for Scientific Restoration of Precious Metals

In December 2014, the State Hermitage marked its 250th Anniversary. Today, the Hermitage is more than just one of the largest and most famous museums in the world; it is also an unprecedented restoration center, a storage facility and a science institution. OPTEC and ZEISS Microscopy were honored to be engaged in the provision of advanced optical equipment to the Hermitage laboratories.


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