Imaging system for live cell microscopy by Carl Zeiss

Nov. 21, 2011
The VivaTome imaging system from Carl Zeiss Microscopy enables optical sectioning for live cell microscopy applications.

The VivaTome imaging system from Carl Zeiss Microscopy (Thornwood, NY) enables optical sectioning for live cell microscopy applications. Integrated within the company's AxioVision software platform, the system acquires images at video frame rate or higher and eliminates the blurry background of fluorescence images using a structured spinning disc. The system can be retrofitted to the company's existing systems or added to the company's microscopes via a C-mount adapter, and can be used with the company's objective lenses.

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Carl Zeiss VivaTome Imaging System Provides Innovative Live Cell Imaging

Thornwood, NY – Carl Zeiss Microscopy, a leading provider of microscopy solutions for a variety of research, clinical and industrial applications, advances VivaTome Imaging system enables optical sectioning for live cell microscopy applications. The development of the VivaTome is the result of a collaboration between Carl Zeiss and Aurox Ltd. (Oxford, UK) based on the aperture correlation principle invented by Tony Wilson and collaborators at the University of Oxford.

The VivaTome is an optimal tool for the observation of dynamics of living specimens. Integrated within the AxioVision software platform it is an attractively-priced solution that offers outstanding ease of use. Designed for applications where temporal resolution is a priority, the VivaTome easily acquire images at video frame rate or higher. Eliminating the blurry background of fluorescence images using a structured spinning disc, the system provides clear, easy-to-interpret and quantifiable results for biological specimens.

With a low level of technical complexity, the VivaTome delivers high-quality microscope images that were previously only possible with highly advanced systems. It can be retrofitted to both an existing Zeiss systems as well as added to any Zeiss microscope via a C-mount adapter. With the VivaTome, the entire spectrum of ZEISS objective lenses can be used with a consistently high optical section quality. More technical information explaining the technology and application examples can be found at:

About Carl Zeiss
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC, a subsidiary of Carl Zeiss, Inc., offers microscopy solutions and systems for research, routine, and industrial applications. In addition, Carl Zeiss Microscopy markets microscopy systems for the clinical market, as well as optical sensor systems for industrial and pharmaceutical applications. Since 1846, Carl Zeiss has remained committed to enabling science and technology to go beyond what man can see. Today, Carl Zeiss is a global leader in the optical and opto-electronic industries.

With 12,872 current employees and offices in over 30 countries, Carl Zeiss is represented in more than 100 countries with production centers in Europe, North America, Central America and Asia. For more information on the breadth of solutions offered by Carl Zeiss Microscopy, please visit


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