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ZEISS to host and live stream ribbon cutting event at the Microscopy Customer Center Bay Area in Dublin, California

7 April 2022 · 2 min read
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Press Contact for ZEISS Microscopy Vybhav Sinha

Dublin, USA |  7 April 2022 |  ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions

ZEISS announces it will host a ribbon cutting event at its ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Bay Area (ZMCC BA), housed within the ZEISS Innovation Center California, a high-tech building designed to promote customer and employee collaboration, in Dublin, CA. The ribbon cutting will take place on April 7, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. PDT and will be live streamed from the ZMCC BA facility. Researchers, scientists, and the Bay Area community can access the live stream here.

Michael Albiez, Head of ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions, and Manfred Bender, Senior Vice President Global Sales at ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions, will christen the facility along with local dignitaries to the Dublin California area. The new building opened nearly a year ago to the day of the ribbon cutting but has kept minimal staff in the building due to the pandemic. This ribbon cutting initiates the opportunity for customers to visit the ZMCC BA for in-person personalized product demonstrations.

Ribbon Cutting Event

Ribbon cutting event on April 7, 2022

From left to right: Florian Mezger (Head of Shared Services and Human Resources North America), Michael Albiez (Head of ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions), Melissa Hernandez (Mayor of Dublin), Kenny Patterson (Head of Sales  North America at ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions), Vimal Gangadharan (Head of ZMCC Bay Area) and Manfred Bender (Head of Global Sales at ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions)

Correction on June 1, 2022: The press image differs from the first publication.

Unique to the industry, the ZMCC BA houses electron, light, and X-ray microscopes all in one location supported by resident application experts in life science, materials research, and electronics segments. The ZEISS experts review customers' microscopy requirements and discuss their specific applications to provide the best solutions for their microscopy needs.

ZEISS will have on display its new interactive wall that celebrates researchers’ breakthroughs in life science. The wall features an interactive touch screen display that highlights multiple researchers from around the world and their microscopy breakthroughs in high visual detail.


ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling 7.5 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2021).

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership. ZEISS invests 13 percent of its revenue in research and development – this high level of expenditure has a long tradition at ZEISS and is also an investment in the future.

With over 35,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 30 production sites, 60 sales and service companies and 27 research and development facilities. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.

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ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions

ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions is the world's only one-stop manufacturer of light, electron, X-ray and ion microscope systems and offers solutions for correlative microscopy. The portfolio comprises of products and services for life sciences, materials and industrial research, as well as education and clinical practice. The unit is headquartered in Jena. Additional production and development sites are located in Oberkochen and Munich, as well as in Cambourne (UK) and Dublin (USA). ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.

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  • The ZEISS Innovation Center in Dublin

    The ZEISS Innovation Center in Dublin, California, USA is located in one of the world's leading innovation centers. The SMT business unit PCS is also housed here.

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