Tag Archives: Light Microscopy

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A day in Boston

His job is unique. Sven Terclavers is an imaging specialist at ZEISS Microscopy. Working on behalf of the Harvard Center for Biological Imaging, he is responsible for 13 microscope systems and provides consulta­tion for scientists on the proper use of these instruments. He also supports the ZEISS 3D Imaging Specialists Sales team.


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The amazing world of nature’s hidden life

Stereo microscopes for Eden Project in Cornwall

Under a shining cluster of gigantic bubbles in Cornwall perhaps the most important garden in the world is growing. The newest addition to the Eden Project is the Invisible Worlds exhibition. Providing insights into the segmentation of a millipede to the multiple lenses of a fly’s eye, ZEISS stereo microscopes are an invaluable resource for the narrators, as well as a wonderful experience for visitors.


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Push the boundaries – upgrade your microscope

Additional functionality, improved performance or extended lifetime

Demanding imaging tasks require to make the most of your valuable ZEISS system. Additionally, the questions you are asking develop and change over time.
Watch the video and discover how your highly modular ZEISS system can grow with your needs. See how upgrades and updates give you additional functionality, improved performance and extended lifetime.


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“I am impressed time and again by the many applications of microscopy”

Anita Sonnenfroh is heading the ZEISS sales and service company in Iberia, which brings together the Microscopy, Industrial Metrology and Medical Technology business groups.

Her many experiences over the years and numerous extraordinary moments have caused her fascination for microscopy to grow. Read the interview here:

Microplastics in the marine environment

ZEISS helps to highlight an invisible problem of global scale

Plastic litter in the oceans is a global problem. Microplastics, largely invisible to the naked eye, are the most common type of plastic in the ocean and thus also on beaches. The small size of microplastics, however, means this plastic can affect the very base of the marine food chain in a similar fashion when planktonic organisms become entangled or eat the plastic with devastating consequences. Once microplastics have entered the base of the food chain, they can then be passed upwards and toxins are spread throughout the chain.


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Fighting Fungi

Eliminating fungal infections with the help of ZEISS microscopes

Fungal infections are highly dangerous – and sometimes even life-threatening. For the last four
years, scientists from Jena and Würzburg have been investigating the mechanisms of fungi at the Transregional Collaborative Research Center, FungiNet, which is sponsored by the German Research Association (DFG). The facility also uses ZEISS microscopes. Dr. Axel Brakhage provides some insights into his work.


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Life begins with ZEISS

ZEISS microscopes support assisted reproductive technologies

In an average class of 30 children, there is one child who was not conceived naturally. Today, there are several assisted reproductive technologies that can help couples unable to conceive naturally to have the baby they so desire. In addition to conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF), which involves spontaneous fertilization in a glass petri dish, there is also intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), which involves injecting a single sperm into the prepared egg cell under a microscope using a micromanipulator.


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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.


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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.


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