[3dem] Zeiss SCAI/ ZI Photoscan discontinued

Bob Grassucci bob.grassucci at wadsworth.org
Thu Nov 15 06:32:51 PST 2007

Hi All,
I was just wanted to inform everyone what was told to me yesterday by a 
technician from Intergraphics.   Zeiss/Intergraphics has stopped 
producing and selling the high resolution film scanner that many of us 
are still using to digitize our EM film (SCAI , Photoscan 2000).  They 
installed their final one last week.  If you have one and are still 
using it take care of it.  I am sure that as time goes on that support 
for this discontinued device will disappear in the near future as well.  
Many people are switching to CCD data collection but there are still 
some who believe in the efficiency and resolving power of EM film.  
Since there are many young investigators setting up labs for 
macromolecular imaging it may be an appropriate time to survey the 3DEM 
community as to the alternatives for digitization.  Thanks.


-Robert Grassucci-
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Wadsworth Center Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12201-0509
bobg at wadsworth.org
Phone: (518)474-5821
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