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ZILOS-tk Laser System

The ZILOS-tk features a Class 1 Laser integrated into a specially designed 40x objective and the patented Isotherm Rings - the Original Embryo Safeguard! No other system gives you the ease of use, flexibility, and portability of the ZILOS-tk! 

New Features (Oct. 2007)

  • Time-lapse video: Define the caoture interval, length and playback speed to create time lapse video
  • Add freehand text, ellipses, rectangle, line and measurements to captured images
  • Define automatic labels to appear on captured images. Multiple lables may be stored and activated at will
  • Automatically add the file name or full path & file name to saved images.

Installs on Any Inverted Microscope

Since the ZILOS-tk laser is based on the standard objective height, it easily installs on turrets of all models of inverted microscopes, even older models. Also, the unique design of the laser allows unrestricted access to other installed objectives. And you can switch the ZILOS-tk laser from one brand of microscope to another - without need of physical laser realignment or customization. In addition, the 40x magnification of the ZILOS-tk objective provides the highest magnification available on a zona drilling laser unit.

Does NOT Interfere with Fluorescence

The ZILOS-tk is the only laser system which doesn't require removal of the laser to use fluorescence. The ZILOS-tk laser leaves both the fluorescent light port and the filter cube port open for normal use (Oosight compatible). Other laser systems use one of these ports to install their laser, which interferes with full microscope functionality.

Patented Isotherm Rings

The Isotherm Rings automatically adjust to display the heat distribution, out to 50°C based on the laser pulse length and laser power. The Isotherm Rings also indicate the laser target and the estimated hole size. The user has the option to view all Isotherm Rings or select which to view.

Hands-free Laser Firing

When working with micromanipulators, the ZILOS-tk allows you to work in "hands-free" mode by using the optional foot switch to fire the laser. Simply use the manipulators to position the embryo to the target and press the foot switch to fire the laser. Your micromanipulation proceeds rapidly and the time the embryo spends on the microscope stage is minimized. Also, under LOW the Clinical Energy setting, the laser may be fired up to 15 times in 15 seconds, without need of reactivating the laser (10 times at MEDIUM setting). There is also no need to use valuable time to draw the hole size on the monitor since the patent-pending Isotherm Rings automatically show the hole diameter at every pulse and power combination.

No Physical Laser Alignment Needed

The ZILOS-tk laser is aligned under strictly controlled conditions at the factory and locked in place, so you never have to worry about alignment accuracy (flaring) or perform tedious alignment procedures. Simply collocate the computer generated target to the laser spot and you are ready to go!

Simple Installation

Simply attach the ZILOS-tk laser-objective to the microscope turret using one of the provided adapters, tighten the lock nut and you are ready to go!

Still Image Capture

Still images may be captured with or without graphic overlay. You may also set the ZILOS-tk to automatically capture images on laser firing. All images are held in the Image Thumbnail gallery, and then stored and/or deleted at the touch of a button.

Video Recording: Real Time & Time Lapse

Record real-time or time lapse video of all you procedures with the simple to use video recording controls. Video may be recorded with or without the graphic overlay.

Unmatched Portability

For a complete laser system, including full featured software and computer, the portability of the ZILOS-tk laptop configuration can't be beat. All laser components fit into a custom designed carry case, which offers both protection and easy transport. Combine this with a laptop unit and a small digital camera, and you can literally walk out the door with a "ZILOS-tk To Go!"

Visit our web site (www.hamiltonthonre.com/research/ivf) today to learn more about the ZILOS-tk and read customer testimonials from ZILOS-tk users.

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