Nanotechnologies Center at Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) Vladivostok first in Russia to boost research with ZEISS LSM 800 confocal microscope and Airyscan
ZEISS Microscopy and OPTEC specialists were the first in Russia to install and bring into operation the confocal laser scanning microscope ZEISS LSM 800 with Airyscan at the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) School of Engineering, Vladivostok. The microscopy system offers 1.7 times higher resolution in all three dimensions compared with conventional confocal systems. The instrument which was installed in the Nanotechnologies Scientific and Educational Center will be in shared use between FEFU and other scientific organizations in Russia.
The instrument will be used by FEFU’s Nanotechnologies Scientific and Educational Center at the School of Engineering in order to research biomineralization processes, study the environmental impact of nano- and microparticles in atmospheric suspensions, as well as for the research and development in biomedicine.
The Nanotechnologies Scientific and Educational Center participates in the program of support and development of shared scientific equipment centers in the course of the federal special purpose program Research & Development in the Priority Areas of Growth for the Russian Science and Technology Sector for 2014–2020 (the Shared Equipment Center in the Interdepartmental Center of Environmental Analytical Control of the School of Engineering).
About ZEISS Airyscan:
ZEISS Airyscan is an innovative new confocal microscopy detection technology by ZEISS Microscopy. Instead of a single detector like in traditional scanning confocal systems, the detector uses a hexagonal detector with an array of 32 elements to pick up the whole signal at the same time from the whole area of the Airy disk. This increases the microscope sensitivity and resolution in x, y and z axes, as well as ensures the high speed of image acquisition, all in one system. ZEISS LSM 8 family microscopes with Airyscan won multiple prestigious innovation awards including R&D100, SelectScience Scientists’ Choice Awards and the Innovation Prize of the State of Thuringia.
For more than 15 years, OPTEC has been representing high-technology and innovative solutions for visualisation and analytics in fields of life science, medicine, material scence, nanotechnologies and industrial segment. OPTEC is a partner of the world leading manufacturers of unique equipment and supplies their best advanced technologies used in many well-known universities and research centers, laboratories, clinics, industrial facilities. This approach provides our customers the possibility to achieve and hold the leading positions in their fields of activities.
About Far Eastern Federal University:
Far Eastern Federal University is a federal institution of higher education accredited and funded by the Russian Ministry of Education. FEFU is the top rated, the largest, and the oldest university of Eastern Russia, established in 1899 by a special order of the Emperor Nikolai II. FEFU has joint academic departments with every research institute in natural sciences accredited by the Russian Academy of Sciences in the Russian Far East. Due to its high level of fundamental and applied research, The level of fundamental research in FEFU makes it one of the top universities in Russian Federation today.
Original article reproduced and adapted with friendly collaboration by FEFU Press Office and OPTEC Group.
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