Zeiss Axio Examiner

Examination and Patch-Clamp Experiments

Axio Examiner is a fixed stage microscope for examination and patch-clamp experiments on nerve cells and brain slices.

The whole design of Axio Examiner was optimized for low vibration, generous room for micromanipulation and patch clamp accessories. Use Axio Examiner for your demanding low noise single channel recordings: All motors switch off as soon as they have reached their target positions. In addition, you can press a button to actuate active grounding. This ensures that any potentials still present leak off completely.

Leave running experiments undisturbed: Control all motorized functions remotely via the docking station or ZEN imaging software.

  • Take advantage of the flexible stand design with two lower bodies, four upper bodies and a number of interfaces. The stand versions are .A1, .D1 and .Z1.
  • Choose from motorization options for z-drive, transmitted light shutter, condenser drive, reflector turret or reflected light shutter. All motors disconnect from the power supply automatically after reaching their target position. The motor-off function gives additional active grounding.
  • Move the objective instead of the sample when focusing on a fixed stage microscope.
  • The sample space is accessible from the sides and front, and can be extended to 100 mm.
  • The new LD Plan-APOCHROMAT 20x/1.0 objective lets you penetrate into intact cleared tissue down to a depth of 6 mm on a confocal laser scanning or multiphoton microscope, using the scale technique.
  • Oblique illumination is integrated into every condenser with a modulator disk which can be rotated through 360 degrees.
  • Work with Dodt gradient contrast as an integrated solution to visualize even thick brain sections.

Observe neuron networks in brains that are fully intact: the objective LD Plan-APOCHROMAT 20x/1.0 lets you penetrate into tissue to a depth of up to almost six millimeters and image your sample with excellent sub-cellular resolution.

LD Plan-APOCHROMAT 20x/1.0 opens up a new dimension of optical penetration depth into cleared biological samples – particularly into the brains of mammals. Look deeper into the tissue than ever before - up to six times deeper than with a conventional multiphoton microscope and up to 60 times deeper than with conventional laser scanning microscopy.

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