ZEISS releases new live cell imaging platform

ZEISS has introduced a microscopy system called ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7, the latest technology for live cell imaging by the Germany-based imaging company.  

Celldiscoverer 7 combines the features of a boxed microscope with the image quality and flexibility of a classic inverted research microscope.  

"In contrast to other boxed microscopes with limited flexibility, ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 can be adapted to a whole range of tasks and applications," according to the ZEISS press release.  

In particular, the Celldiscoverer 7 allows scientists to choose from a selected range of microscope cameras in order to tailor to the needs of their own research labs. Design features include a hardware-based autofocus, which sustains a crisp automatic focus of samples and simultaneously detects sample thickness and optical properties.  

The ZEN 2.3 imaging software package in the Celldiscoverer 7 provides additional features including the new ZEISS Axiocam 512 mono microscope camera with a 12 MP resolution and a large field of view allows fluorescence screening applications with high throughput, automation wizards, large-data acquisition and data processing in 2D and 3D. Scientists will also be able to securley export data to a third-party image analysis software.  

"The new optical design of ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 together with advanced automatic calibration routines helps researchers to achieve reproducible high-quality data even from complex long-term, time-lapse imaging experiments," acording to the press release. "The newly developed optics of ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 in combination with rapid GPU-based deconvolution algorithms allow scientists to extract a maximum of information from their samples, artifact-free and in the shortest time possible."