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Axioscan 7 – Automatic Slide Scanner for Biology

Your High-performance Slide Scanner for Fluorescence, Brightfield and Polarization

Digitize your specimens with Axioscan 7 – the reliable, reproducible way to create high-quality virtual microscope slides. Axioscan 7 combines qualities that you would not expect to get in a slide scanner: high speed digitization and outstanding image quality plus an unrivaled variety of imaging modes are all available in a fully automated and easy to operate system.

  • Fast automated scanning of up to 100 slides in a single run
  • Robust scan performance for continuous 24/7 operation
  • Easy-to-create scan profiles with intuitive wizards
  • Rapid switching among fluorescence, brightfield, and polarization
  • Sophisticated filter concept for demanding fluorescence imaging

Robust scan performance

From an automated system, you expect absolute reliability for continuous operation. ZEISS Axioscan 7 repeatedly produces digitized slides at dramatically improved speed, thanks to hardware components designed for extended, uninterrupted operation. A fully motorized condenser, powerful light sources and sensitive cameras ensure 24 / 7 scan performance, whether you have many similar slides or mixed applications to process. Equal attention has been paid to both software performance and ease of use. Easily assigned scan profiles allow acquisition runs to be set up quickly. The ability to manually edit focus points provides additional flexibility. Axioscan 7 software is built to flawlessly process large amounts of raw data— in the range of several terabytes.

Automated application flexibility

ZEISS Axioscan 7 allows rapid switching among fluorescence, brightfield and polarization scanning modes, with the highest quality fast and gentle imaging fully available to you in each of these modes. Benefit from contrast flexibility and high scan speed when digitizing HE-stained tissue samples or other brightfield applications. Fast filter wheels and a spectral range up to far red excitation light expand your fluorescence imaging capabilities — in combination with the new sample-preserving contrast method Transfer of Intensity Equation (TIE), multiplex imaging reaches a new level of performance. The combination of all imaging modes let you extract maximum sample information with a minimum of effort.

ZEISS Predictive Service Maximizes System Uptime Once connected to your network and activated, this advanced technology will automatically track the health status of your instrument and collect system log files in the background to improve remote diagnosis. Relevant technical data such as operating hours, cycle counts or voltages are periodically monitored via a secure connection to our data center. The ZEISS Predictive Service application evaluates the performance of your microscope as system data can be received and analyzed. Our support engineers will diagnose any issues by analyzing data on the Enterprise Server – remotely and without interruption to your operation.

Your Flexible Choice of Components

1. Microscopes

  • Axioscan 7
  • Magazines for 12 or 100 slides
  • Trays for four 26 mm × 77 mm slides, two 52 mm × 77 mm slides or 28 mm × 48 mm and 106 mm × 77 mm slides

2. Objectives

  • Fluar (5×)
  • N-Achroplan Pol (5×, 10×, 20×)
  • Plan-Apochromat (10×, 20×, 40×)
  • EC Plan-Neofluar Pol (20×, 40×)
  • EC Epiplan-Neofluar Pol (5×, 10×, 20×, 50×)
  • Other objectives on request

3. Illumination

  • Transmitted light: WL-LED
  • Fluorescence: Colibri 7 (385 nm, 430 nm, 475 nm, 511 nm, 555 nm, 590 nm, 630 nm, 735 nm) or X-Cite Xylis LT720L (380 nm – 770 nm)
  • Filter wheels: 10-position ACR for filter cubes or 6-position high-speed excitation; 6-position high-speed beamsplitter; 6-position high-speed emission

4. Camera

  • Axiocam 705 color
  • Axiocam 712 mono
  • Hamamatsu ORCA-Flash 4.0

5. Software

  • ZEN Slidescan
  • ZEN lite
  • ZEN Data Storage
  • ZEN Data Explorer