ZEISS Highlights Precision Instruments at American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting

Visit Booth 735 to see powerful microscopes, imaging solutions for biological research, and a digital classroom demonstrating the future of microscopy education

ZEISS announces it will be highlighting a wide range of microscopes and imaging solutions at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual meeting, which takes place December 12-16, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. On display at Booth #735 will be ZEISS LSM 880 confocal microscope with Airyscan and ZEISS Axio Observer inverted research microscope, which is equipped with the ApoTome2 optical sectioning tool and correlative array tomography (CAT). ZEISS will also feature a digital classroom, designed to showcase the future of microscopy education and demonstrate how to create hands-on, customizable learning experiences and build deep understanding in the classroom. ZEISS Stemi 305 cam, Primo Star HD, and Primovert HD microscopes, connected and controlled with the free Labscope iPad app, will be available to explore.

In addition to its display of research microscopes and imaging solutions, ZEISS will be participating in the ASCB TechTalks, taking place on Sunday, December 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., in the exhibition hall theater #1. Duncan McMillan, of Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC, will be presenting “New Acquisition and Detection Modes with ZEISS Airyscan.” Also speaking about their research using ZEISS imaging technology are Dr. Xufeng Wu, NHLBI NIH, discussing “Superresolution Imaging Tools for the Cell Biologist,” and Teng-Leong Chew, PhD, of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus, who will speak on “Accessing the emerging imaging technologies at HHMI Janelia Research Campus.”

ZEISS LSM 880 with Airyscan offers class leading resolution, sensitivity and speed. The optional and unique Airyscan detector collects 32 spatially distinct channels within the ‘Airy disc’ to simultaneously provide an increase in both resolution and speed.

ZEISS Axio Observer inverted research microscope platform offers accurate and reliable knowledge about living cells, with three different stand variants offering options for motorization and automation. The model on display has been paired with ApoTome.2, which offers optical sectioning using structured illumination free of scattered light. It is also equipped with correlative array tomography (CAT), which integrates immunofluorescence and SEM array image acquisition with computational image reconstruction, visualization, and analysis methods.

Also being showcased is the product of a partnership - ZEISS and arivis are pioneering the use of Oculus Rift's advanced display technology to view 3D microscope data in Virtual Reality. Step into your samples and experience a perfect 3D visualization to understand spatial organization on a nanoscale level.

Press contact


Dr. Jochen Tham

Phone +49 3641 64-3949

Email: jochen.tham@zeiss.com


ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. ZEISS develops and distributes lithography optics, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. The company is divided up into the six business groups Industrial Metrology, Microscopy, Medical Technology, Vision Care, Consumer Optics and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. ZEISS is represented in over 40 countries – with around 30 production sites, over 50 sales and service locations and about 25 research and development facilities. In fiscal year 2013/14 the company generated revenue approximating 4.3 billion euros with just under 25,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Further information at www.zeiss.com


The Microscopy business group is the world's only one-stop manufacturer of light, X-ray and electron microscope systems. The portfolio includes solutions and services both for life sciences and materials research and for industry, education and clinical practice. The business group is headquartered in Jena. Additional production and development sites are located in Oberkochen, Göttingen and Munich in Germany, as well as in Cambridge in the UK, and in Peabody, MA and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. The business group employs a total of over 3,000 people. It generated revenue of 656 million euros in fiscal year 2013/14.

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