The Axio Scan.Z1, an automated microscope from Carl Zeiss Microscopy, allows researchers to digitalize fixed tissue sections and cytologic specimens in brightfield and fluorescence. Using an innovative tray design, the Axio Scan.Z1 captures the entire specimen area of the microscope slide, including the edge. The self-calibrating automated slide scanner presents specimens on high-quality virtual slides minutes later. For fluorescence applications, filter wheels switch wavelengths in just 50 msec. Sensitive cameras and maximally corrected optics achieve optimal image quality. Maximum protection for the sample is ensured by the Colibri.2 UV-free LED light source, as well as a focus finder with oblique illumination, called the ring aperture contrast. Axio Scan.Z1 is operated by ZEISS ZEN imaging software. The user interface is specially adapted to research workflow. Users decided at the outset how many microscope slides and which detection modes and camera they wish to use, and upgrade Axio Scan.Z1 as their tasks expand.
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