April 22, 2013 -- At the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2013 in Washington, D.C., USA, SelectScience announced that ZEISS Lightsheet Z.1 has been awarded with the Best New Life Science Product of 2012 by members of SelectScience – an independent online publisher providing access to product news, reviews, techniques and expert opinion about the best laboratory equipment and latest techniques. The winning product is recognized as having significantly contributed towards laboratory efforts in 2012.
“We are extremely happy and honored that Lightsheet Z.1 is awarded with the Best New Life Science Product of 2012. Our Multiview light sheet fluorescence microscope allows users to record the development of large, living samples and gently image them to deliver exceptionally high information content. We see a lot of potential for customers to apply this new technology to their applications”, explains Scott Olenych, Product Marketing Manager at Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC.
Lightsheet Z.1 works with an expanded light beam, the light sheet, that illuminates only a thin section of the sample, thus protecting the rest of the specimen. Biologists can use the new microscopy system to observe the development of entire organisms over several days or more. The extremely low phototoxicity and the integrated incubation enable insights into the differentiation of cell groups without harming the specimen. On large objects, in particular, such as fruit fly or zebrafish embryos, the light sheet microscope delivers more information than established methods of fluorescence microscopy. Multiview imaging allows data acquisition from different viewing angles.
The award is part of The Scientists' Choice Awards, where laboratory products are nominated and voted for by scientist members of the platform and customers. Scientists voted for their favorite product from the shortlist, to determine the winner. SelectScience began the Scientists’ Choice Awards in 2007 to enable scientists to voice their opinions on the best laboratory products. Once a year, SelectScience invites members to nominate their favorite products of the year in each category.
About Carl Zeiss
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC, 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 www.zeiss.com/micro.
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