Lightsheet Z.1 wins 2013 R&D 100 Award
Lightsheet Z.1 from Carl Zeiss Microscopy is one of the winners of the 51st R&D 100 Award.
As its name suggests, the Lightsheet Z.1 fluorescence microscope system operates with a light sheet—an expanded light beam that penetrates the specimen from the side. The resulting low exposure to light and the integrated incubation enable researchers to gain new insights into processes in living samples. On large objects, in particular, such as fruit fly or zebrafish embryos, the light sheet microscope allows scientists to follow the development of organisms in 3-D over several days and therefore obtain more information. This is a major benefit over other established fluorescence microscopy techniques.
Source: Carl Zeiss Microscopy