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Zeiss to acquire 3D X-ray microscope maker


Oberkochen, Germany and Pleasanton, CA – Optics and optoelectronics manufacturer, Carl Zeiss says it plans to acquire US-based Xradia, which manufactures 3D X-ray microscopes for industrial and academic research applications.

After the acquisition is finalized, Xradia will operate under the new name Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy.

“This step is extremely exciting for us as it demonstrates our clear focus to take microscopy to the next level,” says Dr. Ulrich Simon, head of the Zeiss Microscopy business group. “Based on our unique portfolio of light, electron and ion microscopes, we are now adding the capability of 3D imaging within objects at unprecedented resolution using X-ray microscopy. This will enable new applications and make the workflows in multimodal imaging easier and more efficient to use for our customers worldwide.”