ZOE™ Fluorescent Cell Imager

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Overview

Bring fluorescence microscopy out of the darkroom and into your classroom. ZOE’s intuitive touch-screen interface, integrated digital camera, and projector connection port allow every student to experience fluorescence cell imag

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Description

Description

Take cell imaging out of the darkroom and into your classroom! The ZOE Fluorescent Cell Imager eliminates the complexities associated with traditional cell imaging microscopy. With the ZOE Cell Imager, you no longer have to squeeze all your students into a tiny darkroom, worry about damage to expensive shared research equipment, and waste precious time while each individual student takes a turn looking through a microscope lens.

The ZOE Fluorescent Cell Imager is a complete digital imaging system, allowing students to view samples, capture and store images, and create multicolor overlays. Thanks to the built-in light shield, the ZOE Cell Imager does not require a darkroom for fluorescence imaging.

The ZOE Cell Imager uses an intuitive touch-screen interface to control the brightfield, three fluorescence channels, and the integrated digital camera. Any student that has used a personal tablet or smartphone will be able to easily navigate the ZOE Imager’s controls.

The ZOE Imager’s 10.1" (26 cm) screen and HDMI projector connectivity allows all your students to see the same live image at the same time. With a compact 13" x 12.6" (33 x 32 cm) footprint, you can easily transport the ZOE Imager from a research lab to a teaching lab or a classroom.

Take the ZOE Imager for a Test Drive

Both you and your students can take ZOE for a test drive. Just launch the ZOE Interactive Web App to try the intuitive ZOE user interface, manipulate images, view features and specifications in depth, and more.
Launch ZOE Interactive Web App

Features and Benefits of the ZOE Fluorescent Cell Imager

  • Fluorescence imaging in your classroom — light shield permits fluorescence imaging in ambient light and eliminates the need for a darkroom
  • Simplified cell imaging — the intuitive touch-screen interface allows users to view cells, capture images, and create multichannel merges with minimal training
  • HDMI connection — project live microscopy images, allowing the entire class (including online students) to see the same thing at the same time
  • Flexible operation — brightfield and three fluorescence channels enable your students to learn both simple and sophisticated imaging techniques
  • Robust construction — fully integrated system with long-life LEDs, ready for intensive daily use
  • Small footprint — compact size accommodates crowded lab benches

Learn more about the features of the ZOE Cell Imager.

Applications of the ZOE Fluorescent Cell Imager

With ZOE’s brightfield and three fluorescent channels, your students can experience cell culture work as well as fluorescent techniques practiced regularly in the research lab:

  • Observation of general cell health and morphology
  • Monitoring of cell growth and proliferation
  • Estimation of transfection efficiency
  • Visualization of expressed fluorescent proteins
  • Immunofluorescent protein localization
  • Visual estimation of cell confluency
  • Capturing cell images (with or without fluorescent labels)

Ways to Use Fluorophores with the ZOE Cell Imager in Your Classroom

Here are a few ways you can use the ZOE Imager in your classroom and teaching labs. Be creative and share your teaching ideas with other educators just like you at the Explorer Community. This is not a comprehensive list; other dyes and fluorescent proteins with compatible excitation and emission spectra can also be used.

ZOE-Compatible Fluorophores
Blue Channel
Excitation: 355/40 nm
Emission: 433/36 nm
Green Channel
Excitation: 480/17 nm
Emission: 517/23 nm
Red Channel
Excitation: 556/20 nm
Emission: 615/61 nm
Teaching Applications
PureBlu™ DAPI Nuclear
Staining Dye


PureBlu Hoechst 33342
Nuclear Staining Dye

NucBlue Fixed
NucBlue Live
LysoTracker Blue
ER-Tracker Green
MitoTracker Green FM
ER-Tracker Red
MitoTracker Red*
These organelle-specific stains can help you teach cell structure to your students. Use several stains in combination with the ZOE Imager to create beautiful multicolored images that will inspire curiosity in your students.
VivaFix™ 353/442 
Cell Viability Assay
VivaFix 498/521 
Cell Viability Assay*
VivaFix 547/573 
Cell Viability Assay


VivaFix 583/603 
Cell Viability Assay
These assays will allow your students to test the effects of environmental conditions, drugs, and chemicals on cell viability.
  CFDA-SE   Your students can follow cell proliferation using this dye. They can visualize up to 8 cell divisions if they have the patience for it.
ReadiLink 350/440 
Antibody Labeling Kit
ReadiLink 492/516
Antibody Labeling Kit
ReadiLink 555/570 
Antibody Labeling Kit


ReadiLink 594/610
Antibody Labeling Kit
Already have primary antibodies from your research lab? Share your research with your students using these fluorescent secondary antibody labeling kits.
mKate*
RFP*
EGFP* mCherry*
mStrawberry
YFP*
Use these fluorescent proteins to help your students learn about gene expression, tissue-specific protein expression, developmental biology, and genetics; compare mutant with wild-type organisms; and much more.
  Alexa Fluor 488 dye* phalloidin Tubulin Green Use these tubulin- and actin-specific dyes on various species to help you teach comparative morphology in the classroom and lab.
Other ZOE-Compatible Fluorophores
Alexa Fluor 350 Acridine Orange Alexa Fluor 546  
Alexa Fluor 405 BODIPY Fl* Alexa Fluor 568  
Cascade Blue Calcein AM Alexa Fluor 594  
CellTracker Blue DiO Alexa Fluor 610  
DAPI* FITC* Cy3*  
Hoechst* SYTO 9, SYTO 13, SYTO 16 Dil Stain  
Marina Blue SYTOX Green DsRed*  
SYTOX Orange      
SYTO 84, SYTO 85      
Texas Red*      

 

* R&D Tested

Specifications

Specifications

Imaging channels
10.1 in. color (26 cm) touch-screen LCD monitor, with anti-glare and anti-fingerprint treatment, 1,280 x 768 pixel image resolution, 80–180° angle tilt range
Light source
Blue channel: UV LED
Green channel: blue LED
Red channel: green LED
Brightfield channel: multiple green LEDs (reduces chromatic aberration)
User interface
10.1 in. color (26 cm) touch-screen LCD monitor, with anti-glare and anti-fingerprint treatment
1,280 x 768 pixel image resolution, 80–180° angle tilt range
Focusing mechanism
Coarse and fine, manual adjustment
Camera
Monochrome camera, 12 bit CMOS, 5 megapixels
Data format
JPEG, TIFF, or RAW image files
Image merge
Images from up to 4 channels can be overlaid
Data storage
16 GB internal memory (~2,500 JPEG files,1,500 TIFF files, 400–800 RAW files)
Data export
Yes, 2 USB ports
Display output
Yes, 1 HDMI port
Objective
20x
Numerical aperture
0.40
Display magnification
Standard: 175x; zoom: 700x
Maximum imaging area
0.70 mm2 field of view
Motorized stage
6 mm travel in X, Y direction, touch-screen control of travel speed and direction
Compatible with
Flasks: T25, T75, or T225
Multiwell plates: 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96-, or 384-well microplates
Dishes: 35 mm, 60 mm, or 100 mm
Slides: chamber slides or standard glass microscopy slides
Software
Stand-alone Android operating system; PC is not required for operation
Instrument size (L x W x H)
33 x 32 x 30 cm (13 x 12.6 x 11.6 in.)
Instrument weight
9 kg (19.7 lb)

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1450031EDU
Stand-alone fluorescent cell imager, includes instrument, power supply, USB flash drive, HDMI port; 120–240 V; education use only

Kits & Reagents

Kits & Reagents

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1703350EDU
0.5 ml, 1.5 mg/ml lipid transfection reagent, for applications including plasmid DNA, siRNA, and shRNA delivery; education use only
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1 ml, 1.5 mg/ml lipid transfection reagent, for applications including plasmid DNA, siRNA, and shRNA delivery; education use only
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5 ml (5 x 1 ml), 1.5 mg/ml lipid transfection reagent, for applications including plasmid DNA, siRNA, and shRNA delivery; education use only
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1351111EDU
Pkg of 1, kit includes 4 x 50 assay vials and 250 µl of DMSO, for running 200 assays; education use only
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1351115EDU
Pkg of 1, kit includes 4 x 50 assay vials and 250 µl of DMSO, for running 200 assays; education use only
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1351116EDU
Pkg of 1, kit includes 4 x 50 assay vials and 250 µl of DMSO, for running 200 assays; education use only
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1351117EDU
Pkg of 1, kit includes 4 x 50 assay vials and 250 µl of DMSO, for running 200 assays; education use only
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1351304EDU
Pkg of 5 vials, 56 µg each, Hoechst 33342 nuclear staining dye powder; education use only
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1665111EDU
200 µl, 6x dual-action nontoxic fluorescent nucleic acid stain and loading dye; education use only
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1665112EDU
1,000 µl, 6x dual-action nontoxic fluorescent nucleic acid stain and loading dye; education use only

Documents

Documents

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6585
ZOE™ Fluorescent Cell Imager Brochure, Rev A
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10041704
ZOE Fluorescent Cell Imager Instruction Manual
10041709
ZOE™ Fluorescent Cell Imager Quick Guide, Rev B
6685
ZOE: The Perfect Teaching Assistant Flier, Rev A
6686
Fluorescent Cell Imaging Activities for Your Classroom Flier, Ver B