Posted: November 26, 2007

Carl Zeiss MicroImaging Announces PALM MicroBeam IV for Laser Microdissection in Life-Science Resear(...)

(Nanowerk News) Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH, a leading provider of microscopy solutions for a variety of research, clinical and industrial applications, introduces the PALM MicroBeam IV, a system designed to cleanly extract even the smallest biomaterials from heterogeneous tissue and cell colonies. The patented Laser Microdissection and Pressure Catapulting (LMPC) process at the core of the PALM MicroBeam provides a pure and contact-free optical technique that is gentle enough to facilitate microdissection and manipulation of even living cells in culture.
The PALM MicroBeam enables users to harvest ultra-pure biomolecules for downstream research. Researchers can refine raw materials right on the microscope slide or inside the culture dish by visual and automatic identification, outlining the relevant area for non-contact extraction via fully-automated laser ablation. After a clear separation between the wanted and unwanted material is established, a laser pulse delivers mechanical force to the sample, catapulting the specimen toward the receptacle for further viewing.
The PALM MicroBeam boasts an ergonomic, intuitive design, affording users rapid, unimpeded experimentation in a variety of conditions. The system adjusts easily to a variety of source material, and the inverted configuration optimizes work with both membrane-coated slides, and glass slides with archived specimen.
With the high-performance optics of the Axio Observer inverted research microscope and the AxioVision software for automatic object recognition, the PALM MicroBeam is at the forefront of life science research. Multichannel fluorescence and automated image analysis ensure that even the weakest fluorescence signals can be visualized brilliantly. Available in several configurations ranging from single experiment systems to high content, integrated imaging workstations, the PALM MicroBeam achieves optimal workflow for routine and challenging microdissection applications.
About Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Inc.
Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Inc., a subsidiary of Carl Zeiss, Inc., offers microscopy solutions and systems for research, laboratories, routine and industrial applications. In addition, Carl Zeiss MicroImaging markets microscopy and digital pathology systems for the clinical market, as well as spectral sensors for industrial and pharmaceutical applications. Since1846, 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 11,249 current employees in the Group 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 MicroImaging, please visit
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Source: Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH
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