ZEISS Sublicenses Lattice Light Sheet Microscopy to 3i

JENA (Germany) December 8, 2014 ZEISS announces the sublicensing of Lattice light sheet microscopy, also called Bessel beam plane illumination microscopy, to Intelligent Imaging Innovations (3i). ZEISS and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus had signed an exclusive license agreement for the commercialization of Lattice light sheet microscopy earlier this year.

By granting the exclusive sublicense to 3i, ZEISS is contributing to making Lattice light sheet microscopy available to scientists and early adopters in a timely manner. 3i will sell and support the development system based on Dr. Eric Betzig’s original design. In the meantime, development for a turn-key ZEISS instrument is underway.

The new technology developed by Dr. Eric Betzig and colleagues at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus is using ultra-thin sheets of light to collect high-resolution images rapidly and minimizes damage to cells. It is therefore perfectly suited for any live cell application, either in single cells or smaller organisms. It is possible to image the three-dimensional activity of molecules and cells in fine detail for hours or days.

For more information, see www.intelligent-imaging.com/lattice.


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