ZEISS Axio Vert.A1

Choose from all standard contrasting techniques, including DIC, to investigate your cell cultures. Axio Vert.A1 produces brilliant images to answer your questions. Axio Vert.A1 is the only system in its class with such a large range of features, compact enough in fact to sit directly beside your incubator. Look into the very essence of your research while keeping your cell culture in its own protected environment.

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Using All Standard Contrast Techniques, It’s in a Class of its Own

Brightfield, Phase contrast, PlasDIC, improved Hoffman Modulation Contrast (iHMC) and Fluorescence contrast – Axio Vert.A1’s range reads like an index of contrast techniques. Alone in its class, it also employs Differential Interference Contrast. With DIC you visualize even the finest structures in your cells. And the new IVF contrast system is particularly impressive in IVF labs: without modifying the stand, you can switch freely between iHMC, PlasDIC and DIC as you investigate your samples.

LED Excitation – Gentle on Your Living Samples

You are working with fluorescence-labeled cells or specify transfection rates? With Axio Vert.A1 your samples remain safe in gentle LED light. This microscope brings you tomorrow’s standard today: LED excitation has no unwanted UV component, so you will see a significant increase in the survival rate of your cells. Profit from an extremely long life time of the light source. Homogeneous illumination saves you time and bother on adjustments. LED illumination immediately works with full intensity – there is no heating and cooling period required.

Ergonomic Design Makes Your Work Easier

Ease of use is built right into Axio Vert.A1: Whether you are sitting or standing, simply use intermediate pieces to work comfortably in an upright position. The ergo tube lets you tilt the eyepieces as much as you need. You can always view your samples easily. Thanks to ergonomic design of all operating parts, your routine tasks and workflows will be easier – especially when you’re in a particular hurry.


Pure magnesium, 100x, polarization, Photo courtesy: Allied High Tech Products Inc

Cast aluminium, 500x, C-DIC, Photo courtesy: Allied High Tech Products Inc

Aluminium alloy, 100x, brightfield

IVF Contrast System

The IVF contrast system unites iHMC, PlasDIC and DIC without modification. It is particularly effective in IVF labs: switch between iHMC, PlasDIC and DIC without modifying the stand. Axio Vert.A1 unites all three contrast techniques in one condenser and gives you enough room for micromanipulation. Adapt all standard micromanipulators to the stable transmitted light arm of your Axio Vert.A1. Your work will be free of vibration: you regulate your movements under the microscope with extreme precision.

You examine embryos and assess cell nuclei iHMC shows nucleus shape and nucleoli brilliantly. Structures such as the Zona pellucida of oocytes are brought out particularly well by PlasDIC contrast technique. You judge precisely where to inject, thanks to the strong and brilliant relief effect. Top marks to DIC with IMSI for producing brilliant images at high magnifications. You easily assess the shape and vacuole count of sperm cells.

Servicing, Calibration and Support

Imbros’ local engineering department can service, repair and calibrate your instrument without expensive shipping costs or wait times.


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