Jena/Germany, Oberkochen/Germany | 17 May 2018 | Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
This year, ZEISS hosted the Day of Microscopy at the ZEISS Forum and ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Europe in Oberkochen, Germany on May 16 and 17.
International guests from research, science, and industry benefited from a varied program of lectures, workshops and discussions that gave insights into light, electron and X-ray microscopy at ZEISS. Across the two days, applications and technologies for the life sciences, materials research and industry, and also product innovations from ZEISS were presented.
On the first day, keynotes from science and industry demonstrated the broad scope of microscopy: Dr. Ralf Schmidt from Robert Bosch GmbH spoke about “Analytics in the Industrial Environment − From Macro to Micro”. Dr. Jan Ellenberg from the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg presented his work in the talk “Imaging Across Scales Using Light and Electron Microscopy”. And Professor Eric Pirard from the University of Liege, Belgium focused on environmental sustainability in his speech “Designing Electronic Goods for the Circular Economy”.
Visitors also had the opportunity to experience the ZEISS production facilities on a factory tour. In the round table discussions, they exchanged expertise on trends in microscopy with colleagues and ZEISS specialists, and discussed fundamental questions on development and future requirements.
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology, Consumer Markets and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in more than 40 countries and has over 50 sales and service locations, more than 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development centers around the globe.
In fiscal year 2016/17 the company generated revenue approximating €5.3 billion with around 27,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).
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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 products and services for the life sciences and materials research as well as for industry, education and clinical practice. The unit is headquartered in Jena. Additional production and development sites are located in Oberkochen, Göttingen and Munich, as well as in Cambridge in the UK, and in Peabody, MA and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions is allocated to the Industrial Quality & Research segment. Around 6,300 employees work for the segment, generating revenue totaling €1.5 billion in fiscal year 2016/17.