Tag Archives: Light Microscopy

All things light & fluorescence microscopy

How ZEISS microscopes support chip manufacturers

Looking inside structures of failed devices and finding out why they failed

ZEISS light, electron and ion microscopes are used throughout the manufacturing process for 2D and 3D surface imaging, to measure volumes just as well as linear dimensions or cross sections. Another common use for 3D imaging is failure analysis. Chip manufacturers use ZEISS technology to look inside structures of failed devices for clues to why they failed, helping to create more stable and reliable products for the future.


ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Tokyo reopened

Experiencing the broad spectrum of ZEISS microscopes

Following expansion and renovation, the ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Tokyo reopened in April 2018. Around 45 customers from industry and academia attended the grand ceremony. Dr. Kaoru Sato from JFE Techno-Research Corporation, one of Japan’s most well versed experts in electron microscopy, expressed his future expectations for ZEISS in a speech. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, ZEISS offered tours of the center.


The industrialization of additive manufacturing of metals

Process optimization and improved output with ZEISS microscopes

There is a wide range of potential applications for industrial 3D printed metal parts. The complex procedure of additive manufacturing can be optimized by detailed analysis of materials and processes. Microscopy and metrology solutions from ZEISS provide companies like Oerlikon with a more in-depth understanding of upstream and downstream 3D printing processes and enable their close monitoring.


ZEISS microscopes reveal the hidden world of plankton

Dr Richard Kirby studies marine life

The passion of marine scientist Dr Richard Kirby is to bring the secret world of plankton nearer to us all. He uses his ZEISS Axio Zoom.V16 zoom microscope with 1x and 2.3x Plan Neofluar objectives to capture images and movies with highest quality from these minuscule creatures that float and roam the biggest ecosystems on our planet – the oceans.


ZEISS invites to Day of Microscopy in Oberkochen, Germany

Focus on the latest microscopy techniques and a wide range of applications

ZEISS will host the Day of Microscopy at the ZEISS Forum and ZEISS Microscopy Customer Centre Europe in Oberkochen on May 16 and 17, 2018. International guests from research, science and industry can expect a varied program of lectures, workshops and discussions that will give impressive applicative and technological insights into light, electron and X-ray microscopy at ZEISS. Keynotes from science and industry will take you into the world of tomorrow to demonstrate the broad scope of microscopy.


Official Opening of the APAC Support Center in Shanghai

Supporting customers in the Asia-Pacific region

The opening of the ZEISS Microscopy APAC Support Center (ASC) in Shanghai is another milestone for ZEISS Microscopy to enable and support customers in the increasingly important and growing APAC region. “We can only ensure sustainable growth if we’re in a position to deliver the services our customers need quickly and effectively,” says Alex Cheong, Regional Service Manager APAC for ZEISS Microscopy.


Simulated ocular surgery on high fidelity model eyes

Stereo microscopes for teaching future ophthalmologists

Ophthalmologists require years of training and continuous practice to successfully master the skills needed to perform ophthalmic surgery. Development of the fine motor skills and getting a feel for the ocular tissues are crucial parts of simulated ocular surgery training. Over the last ten years, a combination of high fidelity model eyes, which replicate the look and feel of the human eye and Virtual Reality simulators, have enabled trainees to develop these skills away from patients and demonstrate their competence before they perform live surgery. ZEISS Stemi 305 stereo microscopes now form an integral part of the pan-European training initiative John Ferris, Head of the School of Ophthalmology in the South West of England, is running with the French based pharmaceutical company Thea. Over the last 12 months, they have run eight large surgical workshops in the UK, Spain, France and Holland, with more planned for 2018.


World TB Day – how ZEISS is supporting the fight against tuberculosis

Ten years of the tuberculosis test microscope ZEISS Primo Star iLED

Besides Robert Koch’s 1882 discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the pathogen that causes tuberculosis, ZEISS contributed another substantial technology to the battle against infectious diseases ten years ago: ZEISS Primo Star iLED. The tuberculosis test microscope is the result of cooperation between ZEISS and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) and was introduced at the Union Conference in Paris in 2008.


The “Give a Schram Campaign”

ZEISS Primo Star microscopes for Lyon College

For 25 years, Mark Schram, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, USA, had one dream: to equip an entire biology lab with new microscopes and related software. Thanks to the generous donations of college supporters who share his dream, ZEISS was able to equip the Lyon College biology department with 24 ZEISS Primo Star microscopes last month. Lyon’s biology professors use the instruments to teach a number of courses, including Principles of Biology II, Genetics, Microbiology, and Histology.


Describing a new species using light and scanning electron microscopy

Oberonia aureolabris – a new addition to the world of orchids

Daniel L. Geiger, Curator of Malacology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, recently discovered and named a new orchid species. In addition to macrophotography, he used light, stereo and electron microscopes from ZEISS. One of the distinguishing characteristics is the golden-orange color of the flower. And that is how he came up with the name for the species: ‘aureo’ (Latin for golden) and ’labris’ (Latin for lip): Oberonia aureolabris.