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Organization Contact Information

Name: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
Street 1: Königsallee 9 - 21
Street 2:
City: Göttingen
Province:
Post Code: 37081
Country: Germany
Phone: 0049 - 551 - 5060 - 0
Email: micro@zeiss.de
Web Site: http://www.zeiss.de

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Silvia
Last Name: Zenner-Gellrich
Title: Dr.
Email: silvia.zenner-gellrich@zeiss.com
Phone:  

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Hans
Last Name: van Rossum
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Email: bounced
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General Information

Board Constituency: Private sector
Organization Type - Primary: Private Sector
Organization Type - Secondary: Company
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: International
Organization Description:
About Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
The BioSciences and Industrial divisions of Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of the Carl Zeiss AG, endeavor to meet the needs of their users. As a manufacturer and supplier of microscopy solutions and systems for research, laboratories, routine and industrial applications, the company is one of the global market leaders in this field.
The Carl Zeiss Group has approximately 12,300 employees. It is directly represented in more than 30 countries and operates production facilities in Europe, America and Asia.

The contribution of Carl Zeiss in the global fight against TB:
With the microscope Primo Star iLED, Carl Zeiss introduced a new fluorescence microscope which enables the fast and reliable detection of tuberculosis. Together with FIND, the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, which co-developed the microscope, the optics company presented the system at the 39th World Union Conference on Lung Health in Paris from 17 to 20 October 2008.

Carl Zeiss supplies the product at a particularly favorable price to the public health sector of 75 and more countries with high burden of TB.

Fluorescence microscopy is known to be up to 4 times faster than traditional brightfield microscopy for tuberculosis, and published studies are reporting 10% more sensitive detection. The Primo Star iLED offers these advantages of fluorescence microscopy, but in an inexpensive and rugged format.

 
Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? < $1,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Technical assistance and advice
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
The contribution of Carl Zeiss in the global fight against TB:
With the microscope Primo Star iLED, Carl Zeiss introduced a new fluorescence microscope which enables the fast and reliable detection of tuberculosis. Together with FIND, the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, which co-developed the microscope, the optics company presented the system at the 39th World Union Conference on Lung Health in Paris from 17 to 20 October 2008.

Carl Zeiss supplies the product at a particularly favorable price to the public health sector of 75 and more countries with high burden of TB.

Fluorescence microscopy is known to be up to 4 times faster than traditional brightfield microscopy for tuberculosis, and published studies are reporting 10% more sensitive detection. The Primo Star iLED offers these advantages of fluorescence microscopy, but in an inexpensive and rugged format.

 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Germany
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: Global
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Afghanistan
Angola
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Comoros
Congo
Cote d'Ivoire
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Djibouti
Ecuador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
India
Indonesia
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Republic of Moldova
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tajikistan
Thailand
Togo
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Republic of Tanzania
Uzbekistan
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Specializations

Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

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Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

Laboratory Strengthening:
With the development of the LED-fluorescence "TB microscope" Primo Star iLED, it is possible to speed up TB detection. The microscope is very easy to use and co-developped with FIND. Carl Zeiss offers Primo Star iLED for a special price (1250 €) for countries with hight TB-burden.

New Diagnostics:
The LED-fluorescence microscope is very easy to use. With only one switch you can change between a traditional bright field microscope and it´s fluorescence mode.
Using the fluorescence contrast, the Mycobacteria can be identified easily as luminous yellowy green particels against a dark background (staining with Auramine o).

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
In general fluorescence microscopes do cost a hugh amount of money.
Because we developped Primo Star iLED together with FIND, Carl Zeiss is committed to a special price rate for countries with high TB-Burden (list of 74 countries available by Carl Zeiss website or FIND.)

Application date: February 18, 2009
Last updated: December 12, 2017