Carl Zeiss has released its Cell Observer SD, which has been installed by the Yokogawa Electric Corporation to image living cells.
The Cell Observer SD (Spinning Disc) enables confocal observation and documentation of experiments with living cells over a long period of time and at high frame rates. This microscope system provides high-end research in the field of the life sciences with new experimental possibilities. The CSU-X1 confocal scanning unit manufactured by Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Japan) has been fulled integrated into the ZEISS Cell Observer SD, offering its users a one-stop solution.
The features of the system such as confocal imaging of very fast processes with optimum specimen protection and without bleaching effects are particularly beneficial if fast, dynamic processes are to be examined. This is the case in research, particularly in molecular cell biology, developmental biology and neurobiology and in Live Cell Imaging in general. The Cell Observer SD system and the entire line of incubation accessories from Carl Zeiss enable users to observe living specimens for hours without damaging them. All major incubation parameters such as temperature and CO2 content are saved automatically together with the image data.
Convenient control, monitoring and documentation of the experiments are possible thanks to the integration of the CSU-X1 unit into the Carl Zeiss system. All settings are made via the AxioVision software. The software modules can be combined – from simple camera control, multichannel imaging to a special high-speed mode for maximum frame rates to the absolutely simultaneous operation of two cameras. Furthermore, it is possible to integrate other techniques, e.g. FRAP. The Cell Observer SD optimally integrates all of the features of the CSU-X1.