Improved optical sectioning brings higher resolution without acquiring a z-stack
At Neuroscience 2017, a new processing mode for the ZEISS LSM 8 family with Airyscan has been introduced. ZEISS Airyscan allows for the unique combination of superresolution imaging with increased sensitivity and acquisition speed. It works with standard samples and dyes, and captures 3D data even in thicker samples that need a higher penetration depth. The unique 32-channel GaAsP array detector captures more spatial information than traditional confocal microscopes. The new 2D Superresolution mode now uses this additional information to create an optical section of 0.2 Airy units (AU) and resolves structures down to 120 nanometer laterally in a single image.
ZEISS presents the new generation of its proven high performance scanning electron microscope (SEM): The new instruments of the ZEISS EVO family come with a variety of improvements regarding usability, image quality and seamless integration into multimodal workflows. With its comprehensive range of available options, the ZEISS EVO family can be tailored precisely to requirements in life sciences, material sciences, or routine industrial quality assurance.
ZEISS will strengthen its activities in Russia, the Ukraine, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Georgia by acquiring a majority stake in the OPTEC Group, – the long-standing sales and service partner responsible for this territory.
From October 9 to October 11 a Confocal Microscopy School was held in Saint Petersburg. Lectures and workshops were attended by more than 50 visitors. The sessions were hosted by the leading scientific and research institutions of the city: Pediatric Research and Clinical Center for Infectious Diseases of FMBI (FSBI PRCCID FMBI) and V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.