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The ZILOS-tk™
Zona Laser Drill for Laser-Assisted Hatching

Hamilton Thorne introduced the next Generation ZILOS-tk laser software at ESHRE 2005 to rave reviews. With an all new user interface, the new ZILOS-tk software offers the following new features:
  • Real-time video recording
  • Auto-image capture on laser fire
  • Thumbnail image capture
  • Measure saved images
  • Measurements are displayed with value labels
  • 2x, 4x, 8x zoom and user-defined image panning
  • Calibrate and store multiple objectives
  • Option to save overlays with images
  • One-click save all images
  • Choose which levels of Isotherm Rings™ to display

  • In addition to the new software features, the ZILOS-tk still provides the highest level of flexibility, compatibility, and ease of use than any laser system available today.

    300 mW Laser Power / ONE Microsecond Pulse Length

    The ZILOS-tk features a 300 mw laser and a pulse length
    as low as 1 microsecond, which is far lower than typical
    zona ablation procedures require. The image at the right
    shows the size of the Isotherm Rings at a laser pulse
    setting of 100 micro seconds (outer ring at 50°C safe zone).
    The orange ring shows the drill hole size.

    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 requirement or customization. You may also choose from a 40x or 50x objective.

    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 maybe fired up to 15 times in 15 seconds without need of reactivation the laser. 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.

    Easy and Fast Zona Drilling

    The Flash movie loop below shows how easy and fast it is to use the ZILOS-tk for zona drilling. (Requires Flash 6 or higher). Whether you use micromanipulators or the stage controls(see movie loop), the drilling process proceeds rapidly.

    Video footage courtesy of Steven McArthur, Sydney IVF. All rights reserved.

    Free Your Microscope Ports

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

    No Physical Laser Alignment by End-User is Needed

    The ZILOS-tk laser is physically aligned under strictly controlled conditions at the factory and locked in place, so you do not have to perform tedious alignment procedures on-site. Simply align 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!

    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!

    Digital Color Camera - Seamless Video Transfer to Monitor!

    The digital camera available with both the desktop and laptop ZILOS-tk offers a seamless stream of video from camera to monitor:

  • No jerky motion or image delay.
  • No need to resize image window to reduce delay.
  • Video refresh rate not slowed down by 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!"

    Download : Brochure
    Download : Specification/Human