Announced by Prior Scientific Inc., the NZ500CE NanoScanZ Piezo 500-μm stage system is designed for researchers using deconvolution and 3-D imaging techniques. It provides 5-nm repeatability and closed-loop control via a subangstrom-resolution piezo resistive sensor. The stage delivers piezo speed, and its sample holder area is large enough to accommodate well plates, standard slides and petri dishes. The 500-μm travel enables the stage to focus over an entire well plate without having to adjust the microscope focus mechanism. It works with the company’s H117 ProScan II stages and H122 focus motor and is supplied with RS-232/USB or 0- to 10-V analog control. Moving the sample rather than the objective results in faster movement and settling, and in the ability to create Z stacks with multiple objectives.