The Zeiss Axioscan Z1 is a fully automated slide scanner for visible and fluorescence-labelled samples. It accepts up to 100 regular 1x3” slides, up to 50 large 2x3” slides, or 25 3x4” slides. Once properly configured, the system automatically loads slides, finds the tissue edges, focus and acquires large tiled images in transmission or wide-field fluorescence. Because the steps normally performed by a human (focusing, finding tissue edges) are automated, the Axioscan is difficult to configure properly. For this reason, end users are instructed to leave their slides with the MIC staff who will scan them at no cost and no additional commitment. Contact Dr. Schram for details.
Objectives: 2.5x/0.17 Plan NeoFluar, 5x/0.16 Plan Apochromat, 10x/0.5 Plan Apochromat, 20x/0.8 Plan Apochromat, 40x/0.9 Plan Apochromat.
Light source: solid-state Colibri 7 (385, 430, 475, 555, 590, 630 and 735 nm).
Fluorescence channels: Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, m-cherry, Far-red and Cy7.
Color camera: Hitachi HV-F203 3 CCD, 1600x1200 pixels, 4.4um pixel size.
Fluorescence camera: Hamamatsu Orca Flash 4, 2048x2048 pixels, 6.5um pixel size.
Zen Blue with background correction, advanced tiling and z stacks.