ZEISS wins R&D 100 Award for Superresolution Microscope

ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM has been selected as winner in the „Analytical/Test“ category

Jena/Germany | 22 November 2019 | ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions

ZEISS is among the winners of the prestigious R&D 100 Awards 2019, with judges from R&D Magazine selecting ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM for superresolution microscopy as an award recipient in the “Analytical/Test” category.

ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM is a microscope system for superresolution imaging in biomedical research. Its novel Lattice SIM technology is extremely light-efficient and fast. Researchers profit from less photodamage and high imaging speed. Lattice SIM illumination pushes the boundaries of fast superresolution as it now can be used for almost all imaging experiments with live and fixed specimens. As a result, fast processes in living samples can be examined gently, with a large field of view, in 3D, over long periods of time and in two colors simultaneously.

Lattice SIM provides optical sectioning and a doubling of diffraction-limited resolution in 3D. The Lattice SIM technology improves on the classic principle of superresolution structured illumination microscopy (SR-SIM), making it possible to achieve an image acquisition rate of up to 255 frames per second (fps). Additionally, the high illumination pattern contrast and robust reconstruction allow for imaging in deeper or more scattering tissue.

ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM
ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM is a flexible platform for fast and gentle 3D superresolution.

The achievable spatial resolution and frame rate of ZEISS Elyra 7 can be precisely matched to the requirements of the experiment. The unique technology allows to overcome speed-, 3D- and photodamage-limitations of classic SIM systems and opens the door to new discoveries in many areas of life sciences.

The R&D 100 Awards is an annual international competition recognizing the 100 most exceptional innovations in science and technology. The winners come from industry, academia, private research institutes and laboratories. The Award Ceremony will take place on December 5th in San Mateo, California during the R&D100 conference.

Press Contact

Vaibhav Sinha
ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions
Phone: +49 3641 64-3949
vybhav .sinha @zeiss .com


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.

Further information at www.zeiss.com

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 Cambridge in the UK and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.

Press Contact

Vaibhav Sinha
ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions
Phone: +49 3641 64-3949
vybhav .sinha @zeiss .com

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ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM
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