VivaTome

Bringing movement to your cell research

Structured illumination and optical sectioning: VivaTome provides high-quality microscopic images that until recently were only possible with highly-complex systems.

VivaTome

VivaTome — The Entry-level Solution for Fast Optical Sectioning

Thanks to VivaTome from Carl Zeiss, cell and developmental biologists can investigate dynamic processes in living samples without the need for complex laser systems.

When you choose VivaTome, you can acquire microscopic images of a quality that, until now, could only be achieved with highly complex laser-based systems. VivaTome only needs a simple and economical white light illumination to deliver up to 30 frames per second, and you can draw on the complete range of ZEISS objectives for consistently high quality optical sectioning.

VivaTome has been designed for applications with medium to high temporal resolution. When using structured illumination, the results you gain from your biological samples are clear, easy to interpret and quantifiable — regardless of whether you are researching a cell culture, tissue section or live organisms. VivaTome is also a highly economical solution if you need to image dynamic processes.

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Optical Sectioning Using Only a Simple White Light Source

With VivaTome, you only need a normal white light source to undertake optical sectioning. Other highlights include:

  • Artifact-free optical sectioning of dynamic processes
  • A high temporal resolution, allowing you to achieve up to 30 images per second using only one fluorescence channel and the right camera
  • Use VivaTome as an extension module to bring structured illumination to Axio Imager, Axio Observer or Axio Examiner
  • Working flexibly with various excitation wavelengths using filter sets and white light excitation
  • A choice of two operating modes, optimized for high Z resolution and the best signal-to-noise ratio
  • The ability to acquire wide field and optical sectioning images simultaneously.

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Simultaneous Wide-field Images and Optical Sectioning

VivaTome is based on the principle of aperture correlation, which combines light efficiency and structured illumination with the speed of a spinning disk. In this way, structured illumination acquires all image information and the system can make optical sectioning calculations while filtering out motion artifacts. As a result, you receive wide-field images and optical sectioning results simultaneously, which VivaTome compares, analyzes and processes in one continuous workflow.

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Structured Illumination for Fast and Precise Imaging

Live specimen analysis demands a quick and precise imaging system. When you use VivaTome, you can use optical sectioning for artifact-free investigation into weak fluorescence signals of dynamic processes. In fact, VivaTome acquires even the fastest processes with full temporal resolution — so whether you are investigating tissue growth, cellular transport or signal transduction, you can rely on it to provide you with brilliant optical sectioning.


Ask your ZEISS contact about VivaTome for structured illumination and optical sectioning now!