Microscopy Today magazine selected ZEISS MultiSEM 505 as a recipient of the 2015 Microscopy Today Innovation Award

JENA, 4-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — ZEISS MultiSEM 505 has been selected by a team of judges from Microscopy Today magazine as a recipient of the 2015 Microscopy Today Innovation Award. The world’s fastest scanning electron microscope (SEM) is regarded as a significant high-technology product that advances microscopy in several areas and makes new scientific investigations possible.

As the first multiple-beam SEM in the world, the system uses 61 beams simultaneously, and offers an unrivaled capture speed of up to 1220 megapixels per second with an image resolution of four nanometer. Thus large areas can now be imaged more quickly and acquisition times are reduced from years to weeks. This high acquisition speed has already been used for imaging neural tissue in brain research where it is now possible to capture a detailed image from a larger specimen area than before.

Innovations receiving this award are selected for their importance and usefulness to the microscopy community. These innovations provide better, faster, or entirely new methods of analysis using a type of microscope or microanalytical instrument and will make microscopy and microanalysis more powerful, more flexible, more productive, and easier to accomplish.

Dr. Jochen Tham
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
Phone: +49 3641 64-3949

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. ZEISS develops and distributes lithography optics, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. The company is divided up into the six business groups Industrial Metrology, Microscopy, Medical Technology, Vision Care, Consumer Optics and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. ZEISS is represented in over 40 countries – with around 30 production sites, over 50 sales and service locations and about 25 research and development facilities.

In fiscal year 2013/14 the company generated revenue approximating 4.3 billion euros with just under 25,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Further Information at www.zeiss.com


The Microscopy business group is the world’s only one-stop manufacturer of light, X-ray and electron microscope systems. The portfolio includes solutions and services both for life sciences and materials research and for industry, education and clinical practice. The business group is headquartered in Jena. Additional production and development sites are located in Oberkochen, Göttingen and Munich in Germany, as well as in Cambridge in the UK, and in Peabody, MA and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. The business group employs a total of over 3,000 people. It generated revenue of 656 million euros in fiscal year 2013/14.


ZEISS MultiSEM 505, recipient of the 2015 Microscopy Today Innovation Award, provides the acquisition speed of 61 parallel electron beams.

ZEISS MultiSEM 505, recipient of the 2015 Microscopy Today Innovation Award, provides the acquisition speed of 61 parallel electron beams.


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