ZEISS Inverted Microscopes
Axio Observer is the most stable inverted microscope, combining IMSI and ICSI in a single microscope. The modular stand can be motorized, equipped with numerous heating and incubation options and features several fixation points for micromanipulators. Additionally to DIC, PlasDIC and iHMC transmitted light darkfield is available. Axio Observer allows the sperm cell to be injected into the egg cell immediately after selection. The large field of view provides a clear picture of the egg and sperm cell with the injectors. Incubation can then be continued in an incubator with no problem at all. The ability to switch quickly from high to medium magnification is particularly beneficial for the subsequent assessment of the embryo.
Features & Benefits
Using All Standard Contrast Techniques, It’s in a Class of its Own
Brightfield, Phase contrast, PlasDIC, improved Hoffman Modulation Contrast (iHMC) and Fluorescence contrast – Axio Vert.A1’s range reads like an index of contrast techniques. Alone in its class, it also employs Differential Interference Contrast. With DIC you visualize even the finest structures in your cells. And the new IVF contrast system is particularly impressive in IVF labs: without modifying the stand, you can switch freely between iHMC, PlasDIC and DIC as you investigate your samples.
The IVF contrast system unites iHMC, PlasDIC and DIC without modification
The IVF contrast system is particularly effective in IVF labs: switch between iHMC, PlasDIC and DIC without modifying the stand. Axio Vert.A1 unites all three contrast techniques in one condenser and gives you enough room for micromanipulation. Adapt all standard micromanipulators to the stable transmitted light arm of your Axio Vert.A1. Your work will be free of vibration: you regulate your movements under the microscope with extreme precision.
You examine embryos and assess cell nuclei? iHMC shows nucleus shape and nucleoli brilliantly. Structures such as the Zona pellucida of oocytes are brought out particularly well by PlasDIC contrast technique. You judge precisely where to inject, thanks to the strong and brilliant relief effect. Top marks to DIC with IMSI for producing brilliant images at high magnifications. You easily assess the shape and vacuole count of sperm cells.
You are working with fluorescence-labeled cells or specify transfection rates? With Axio Vert.A1 your samples remain safe in gentle LED light. This microscope brings you tomorrow’s standard today: LED excitation has no unwanted UV component, so you will see a significant increase in the survival rate of your cells. Profit from an extremely long life time of the light source. Homogeneous illumination saves you time and bother on adjustments. LED illumination immediately works with full intensity – there is no heating and cooling period required.
Ergonomic Design Makes Your Work Easier
Ease of use is built right into Axio Vert.A1: Whether you are sitting or standing, simply use intermediate pieces to work comfortably in an upright position. The ergo tube lets you tilt the eyepieces as much as you need. You can always view your samples easily. Thanks to ergonomic design of all operating parts, your routine tasks and workflows will be easier – especially when you’re in a particular hurry.
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