Jena/Germany, Kyoto/Japan | 30 October 2019 | ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions
ZEISS and Kyoto University are intensifying their cooperation and have signed a new strategic research agreement. As part of the agreement, the partners are opening the ZEISS iCeMS Innovation Core – a collaborative laboratory at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS). As such, the contract aims to further solidify the long-standing partnership between the two institutions. The newly established framework will provide Kyoto University with access to the latest ZEISS microscopy technologies. In return ZEISS will receive deeper insights into the world-class research being carried out in Kyoto, including on new trends in the application of microscopy technology.
The partnership is in keeping with the ZEISS tradition of close cooperation with the scientific community, which has been key to the company’s legacy of innovation. It leverages a deep understanding of users’ needs and ideas to create solutions tailored to their requirements while giving the community early access to new solutions.
We are enthusiastically looking forward to this solidification of our cooperative efforts with Kyoto University and its renowned scientists. The new level of interaction will provide us with even better insights into the microscopy needs of this world-class institution and deliver crucial input to our developments. We are convinced that both parties will greatly benefit from this new setup”, says Dr. Michael Albiez, Head of ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions.
“Further evolution of 4D imaging technologies is essential to answering difficult questions in cell biology. Based on our long-standing collaboration, we are excited to assemble a powerful team of iCeMS cell biologists and ZEISS microscopists to enhance our capacities for advancing bioimaging technologies”, adds Mineko Kengaku, Deputy Director of iCeMS and Professor at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences at Kyoto University. “The ZEISS iCeMS Innovation Core will also act as a shared facility and provide support for researchers needing to acquire imaging data using the leading microscopy technology.”
Kyoto University is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in Japan. ZEISS is a global leader in microscopy solutions for the life sciences, material research, education, and clinical routines.
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 more than 5.8 billion euros in its four segments Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology, Consumer Markets and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (status: 30 September 2018).
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 far beyond the optics and optoelectronics industries. 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.
With approximately 30,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 of its own sales and service companies, more than 30 production sites and around 25 development sites. 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 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 Cambridge in the UK and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.