Carl Zeiss is setting a new performance standard for entry-level confocal microscopy with the introduction of the LSM 700 Laser Scanning Microscope, which uses proven modules from the world's largest range of fluorescence and laser scanning microscope systems to offer radical flexibility in both application and system structure. The LSM 700 may be combined with a large number of microscope stands to deliver innovative image analysis solutions with exceptional sensitivity and quality tailored to the personal requirements of each user.
The optical design of the LSM 700 guarantees high efficiency in the detection even of weak fluorescence signals. Key elements of the optical system include the beam path design with its maximum optical precision and the uncompromising concentration on the essentials, the beam combiner system for extremely accurate beam coupling and superimposition, the beam splitter with continuous and loss-free splitting of the light spectrum, and an extremely stable pinhole.
The benefits of the LSM 700 are ideally suited to both individual workstations and user groups. In addition, the system's small footprint makes it suitable for small rooms. Operation is simple and easy due to the tight integration with the Carl Zeiss ZEN 2009 software and the intuitive design allows even first-time users to image successfully unaided. The ZEN 2009 software allows users to set-up complex methodologies quickly and displays a clear overview of the experiment at all times.