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Carl Zeiss wins R&D award for its Lightsheet microscope system

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Carl Zeiss Pty Ltd announces that its Lightsheet Z.1 fluorescence microscope system from ZEISS is one of the winners of the 51st R&D 100 Awards.

Awarded by the R&D Magazine and evaluated by an independent jury, the R&D 100 Awards recognise and celebrate the top 100 technology products every year. 

The ZEISS Lightsheet Z.1 fluorescence microscope system operates with a light sheet, which is 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 3D over several days and obtain more information. 

Product Manager Dr Olaf Selchow explains that the system allows samples to be examined under natural physiological conditions for the first time. 

Depending on the application, Lightsheet Z.1 offers flexible imaging strategies from fast time series to Multiview image stacks. 

Product Manager Dr Annette Bergter adds that the system has been on the market for less than a year now and has already received two awards and triggered a high level of interest in the research community.

The R&D 100 Awards celebrate the year's top technology products in the fields of new materials, chemical research, biomedical products and high-energy physics. Since 2002, the ZEISS Microscopy business group has won one of the renowned awards every year.

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