The Axio Zoom.V16 Zoom Microscope from Carl Zeiss
A new microscope class with a bright future
High-aperture zoom microscopes offer decisive benefits for many fields of application in biomedical research. Developmental biologists can localize individual cell groups in the overview of the entire embryo. These can then be observed in detail with high magnification and fluorescence illumination or digitally imaged and documented with powerful camera systems.
An illumination concept specially developed for zoom microscopes delivers considerably higher fluorescence illumination intensity, with even the smallest fluorescent structures remaining visible. Forensic scientists use this benefit, for example, to detect traces of DNA on textiles.
The Axio Zoom.V16 incorporates totally new approaches not only to visual observation, but also to imaging. Higher apertures substantially reduce the depth of field ranges in the focal plane. Structured illumination with the Apotome.2 slider system makes it possible to generate optical sectional images and 3D reconstructions of the specimens. Further leading-edge technologies in the future will increase the flexibility and application range of these zoom microscopes.