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  • Carl Zeiss MicroImaging

Apr 2007
Carl Zeiss MicroImaging of Jena, Germany, has acquired the equipment business of Clarient Inc. of Aliso Viejo, Calif. The ACIS III system developed by the latter company comprises an automated microscope and image evaluation software and is used for tissue section imaging and for blood-borne biomarker quantification. The product will be marketed by Zeiss in cooperation with the diagnostics company Dako A/S of Glostrup, Denmark. The facilities of Clarient, which also conductsin-house molecular and flow cytometry testing for its customers, will remain at their current location.

In optics, an image is the reconstruction of light rays from a source or object when light from that source or object is passed through a system of optics and onto an image forming plane. Light rays passing through an optical system tend to either converge (real image) or diverge (virtual image) to a plane (also called the image plane) in which a visual reproduction of the object is formed. This reconstructed pictorial representation of the object is called an image.
An instrument consisting essentially of a tube 160 mm long, with an objective lens at the distant end and an eyepiece at the near end. The objective forms a real aerial image of the object in the focal plane of the eyepiece where it is observed by the eye. The overall magnifying power is equal to the linear magnification of the objective multiplied by the magnifying power of the eyepiece. The eyepiece can be replaced by a film to photograph the primary image, or a positive or negative relay...
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