Using traditional fluorescence microscopes for everyday cell imaging can be frustrating, with a lot of time spent in the darkroom mastering a highly specialized piece of equipment, all to accomplish relatively simple tasks. The ZOE Fluorescent Cell Imager eliminates the complexities of cell imaging by combining the ease of use of a personal tablet with the power of an inverted microscope. An intuitive touch-screen interface is used to control brightfield, three fluorescence channels, and the integrated digital camera. This allows users to view samples, capture and store images, and create multicolor overlays.

Whenever you try to get cells that have a certain feature you have to screen quite a bit. With ZOE I could actually look quickly, screen my plates, and see what the expression levels are without even turning down the light. I just put the plate on the instrument — that’s powerful.
— Michael Menze, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University

The ZOE Cell Imager features:

  • Robust system ready for intensive daily use, with long-lasting LED display, integrated light shield, and hard-coated filter sets
  • Three fluorescence channels are optimized for most commonly used fluorescent proteins and dyes
  • Large field of view and motorized stage allow for easy viewing of large samples using touchscreen controls
  • Easy image capture with integrated digital camera; storage, editing, multichannel image merges using embedded software; and export in JPEG, TIFF, or RAW formats
  • Small footprint for easy benchtop use

The ZOE Cell Imager is ideally suited for these applications:

  • Estimating cell confluency
  • Observing general cell health and morphology
  • Monitoring cell growth and proliferation
  • Capturing brightfield or fluorescence images of cells
  • Visualizing expression of fluorescent proteins
  • Viewing immunofluorescent localization of proteins
  • Estimating transfection efficiency

The ZOE Fluorescent Cell Imager


Test drive the Zoe Cell Imager with our interactive app. Experience the ZOE user interface, manipulate images, view features and specifications in depth, and more.

Fluorophores Compatible with the ZOE™ Fluorescent Cell Imaging System

This is not a comprehensive list; other dyes and fluorescent proteins with compatible excitation and emission spectra can also be used.

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
PureBlu™ DAPI Nuclear
Staining Dye
CytoTrack Green
ReadiLink 555/570
Antibody Labeling Kit
PureBlu Hoechst 33342
Nuclear Staining Dye
ReadiLink 492/516
Antibody Labeling Kit
ReadiLink 594/610
Antibody Labeling Kit
ReadiLink 350/440
Antibody Labeling Kit
VivaFix 498/521
Cell Viability Assay*
VivaFix 547/573
Cell Viability Assay
VivaFix™ 353/442
Cell Viability Assay
CFDA-SE VivaFix 583/603
Cell Viability Assay
Alexa Fluor 350 Acridine Orange Alexa Fluor 546
Alexa Fluor 405Marina Blue Alexa Fluor 488 dye* Alexa Fluor 568
Cascade Blue BODIPY Fl* Alexa Fluor 594
CellTracker Blue Calcein AM Alexa Fluor 610
DAPI* DiO Cy3*
Hoechst* EGFP* Dil Stain
LysoTracker Blue ER-Tracker Green DsRed*
Marina Blue FITC* ER-Tracker Red
NucBlue Fixed MitoTracker Green FM mCherry*
NucBlue Live SYTO 9, SYTO 13, SYTO 16 mStrawberry
SYTOX Green MitoTracker Red*
Tubulin Green mKate*
SYTOX Orange
SYTO 84, SYTO 85
Texas Red*

* R&D Tested

Ordering Information

Catalog #
1450031 Zoe Fluorescent Cell Imager
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