Shuttle and Find
Carl Zeiss Introduces Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy Solution for Life Sciences
Integrated hardware/software interface enables productive workflow between light and electron microscopes for the first time
Carl Zeiss have introduced a unique hardware/ software interface to connect light and scanning electron microscopes for correlative microscopy in the life sciences. The “Shuttle & Find” interface enables users to recall regions of interest in fixed specimens in an electron microscope, which were previously identified in a light microscope and vice versa. The entire process takes only a few seconds. This opens up totally new dimensions in microscopy: rapid and precise overlay of light and electron microscope images, high-resolution magnification of the details, and the merger of functional and structural information.
The key elements of Shuttle & Find for correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) are:
- a transferable specimen holder that enables smooth specimen transfer between the light and electron microscopes (shuttle) and
- a software module that controls all functions of light and electron microscopes needed to identify and recall the defined region of interest (Find)
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