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Improving efficiency in the materials lab – Part 1

Automated Image Segmentation with ZEISS ZEN Intellesis


ZEISS ZEN Intellesis enables simpler, automated image segmentation. Images that had to be processed manually can now be segmented automatically which provides you with more time for the actual image analysis.

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Tags: Software & Digital Imaging

How can toothbrush and toothpaste be a perfect match?

APEER helps to analyze all imaging data and unveils new perspectives

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in the German city of Halle investigate the interactions between teeth and various dental care products. With APEER they can now analyze and correlate all data and gain new insights.

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

What do metallographers actually do?

The microscope as the most important tool


Metallographers mainly deal with the microstructure of materials and contribute to quality assurance. This also includes mechanical-technological and non-destructive material testing, material development, and research of high-quality materials as well as damage analysis.

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Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy

MPFI and ZEISS launched “labs@location” partnership

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience becomes new labs@location partner of ZEISS

Visualizing the brain ultrastructure with ZEISS microscopes


The MPFI Electron Microscopy (EM) Core Facility of Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) now is a ZEISS labs@location partner institution. MPFI will have access to state-of-the-art ZEISS technology before it is commercially available, providing researchers with innovative imaging tools that will empower their search for new insights into how the brain works. MPFI is only the third institution in the United States to earn the labs@location designation.

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Tags: Electron and Ion Microscopy

HeLa cells under the microscope

Today is World Cancer Day: #IAmAndIWill

ZEISS contributes to cancer research, diagnosis and therapy


ZEISS plays an important role in the fight against cancer. Both in labs and at hospitals, ZEISS systems support cancer research, diagnostics and treatment. For example, scientists conduct chromosome research using ZEISS microscopes and thus lay the groundwork for the fight against cancer. And with automated fluorescence microscopy and living cell experiments, researchers observe cells at different stages of their division, allowing them to slow or halt the growth of cancer.

The Sukumar laboratory

“The main goal of my research is to set up screening clinics throughout the developing world”

Johns Hopkins researcher Dr Saraswati Sukumar gives an insight into her work on breast cancer

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Focusing on breast cancer, Dr Saraswati Sukumar’s research aims to improve early detection and therefore save patients the difficulties associated with treatment. In this short interview, the Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher describes the progress of her research, as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Light Microscopy

Smartphone analysis with ZEISS Xradia 600-series Versa

The next generation X-ray microscopes: ZEISS Xradia 600-series Versa introduced

Faster submicron-resolution imaging of intact samples


ZEISS introduces two new advanced models of the ZEISS Xradia Versa family. The ZEISS Xradia 610 & 620 Versa X-ray microscopes excel through faster non-destructive imaging of intact samples without sacrificing resolution and contrast over the full range of power and kV.

Leading researchers and scientists across the world rely on the signature Resolution at a distance (RaaD) capability of ZEISS X-ray Versa microscopes, ensuring the highest resolution is maintained across longer working distances, to produce remarkable scientific insights and discoveries. The rapid rate of technology advancements today requires fast analytical instruments that can keep up the pace. The ZEISS Xradia 600-series Versa is designed for this challenge.

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The participants of the microscopy and image analysis course at University of Ghana showed a great level of enthusiasm.

African students fascinated by the possibilities of confocal microscopy

Microscopy and image analysis course at University of Ghana


Recently, the two-week course “Introduction to fluorescent microscopy and image analysis techniques” was held at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at University of Ghana at Legon. It helped 15 Master’s and PhD students from different universities in Ghana and Senegal gain a basic understanding of light microscopy techniques and computerized image analysis.

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Tags: Confocal Microscopy

Neuron Segmentation Workflow

A magical formula for neuron detection?

Leveraging ZEISS ZEN Intellesis and the digital microscopy platform APEER to automate segmentation workflows


Making sense of your imaging data traditionally was and mostly still is a tedious process. One of the baselines of any neuroscientific research: Neuron detection and segmentation. Whether you are aiming to map brain structures in 3D, find out about the wiring of different parts of the brain or understand the defects diseases like Alzheimer’s are causing within the brain structures – it all starts with neuron detection and segmentation.
Only with a good segmentation in your hands, the extraction of relevant statistical data becomes possible.

Learn how to automate neuron segmentation with a deep learning approach on the digital microscopy platform APEER

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Tags: Machine Learning

A journey into a human kidney

ZEISS microscopes help uncover centuries old hidden secrets of human kidney stones

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Kidney stones, the painful urinary deposits that affect more than 10 percent of people worldwide, are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, according to new research that could provide insights into how to better diagnose and treat the condition.

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Tags: Airyscan, Confocal Microscopy, Super-resolution Microscopy