RMS Corporate Membership
The RMS is extremely grateful to the society’s Corporate members and the support given for the activities and objectives of the society.
If you are interested in becoming an RMS Corporate member please see below for more information on the benefits to your organisation and how to apply.
As a Corporate Member of the RMS you will enjoy:
- Exclusive two week priority booking on exhibition space at our flagship event - Microscience Microscopy Congress (mmc), the largest exhibition in the world dedicated to microscopy and imaging
- Opportunity to run one Free Workshop during Microscience Microscopy Congress (mmc)
- Exclusive two week priority booking and 10% discount on exhibition space at all other RMS conferences and meetings throughout the year
- Discounted registration for up to 4 of your employees to all RMS meetings per year (accommodation not included)
- Discounted registration for up to 4 of your employees to all RMS courses per year, a maximum of two on a course at any one time (accommodation not included)
- Subscription to infocus- our quarterly membership magazine, plus up to four copies for distribution
- Free inclusion of up to 3 company press releases in each issue of infocus
- Preferential advertising rates (15% discount) plus one free full page colour advert per year in infocus.
- Company profile in infocus and on our website
- Discounted subscription to the Journal of Microscopy
- Unlimited recipients (within your Company email address) for the RMS e-newsletter
2BScientific Limited is a UK based Life Science Reagents distributor providing a new, modern and fun approach to the supply of research reagents. Engaging very closely with both our international supplier network and our very knowledgeable customer base we provide novel solutions relevant to today’s researchers, with our commitment to work every day in accordance with the promise - “no one does more for the customer”. Our extensive range of quality products offers value for money and always competitively priced ensuring we are the leading supplier of innovative life science reagents and bespoke custom services to the global research market.
3i (Intelligent Imaging Innovations)
3i designs and manufactures technologies for living cell, live cell, and intravital fluorescence microscopy including digital holography, spinning disk confocal, multi-photon and lightsheet. Over 1000 customers worldwide use 3i's SlideBook microscopy software to manage everything from instrument control to image capture, processing and data analysis. Established in 1994, 3i is headquartered in Denver, Colorado (USA) with offices in London, United Kingdom, and Göttingen, Germany.
Acutance Scientific was founded in 2011 to provide innovative scientific instrumentation. Key amongst these technologies is the new technique Infrared Photo-induced Force Microscopy (IR PiFM) which delivers robust, easy and superfast Nanoscale Chemical Imaging & Spectroscopy. This is a hyperspectral technique (a full spectrum in every spatial pixel) with each full spectrum acquired in as little as 0.1 second. Unlike other AFM IR techniques (s-SNOM and TERS), it is robust (a plain commercial cantilever is used) and easy (only an incremental alignment step) to get stunning nano IR AFM absorption images. The whole process is rapid, since PiFM is a near-field detection method only needing very short set-up.
Spatial resolution of the chemical mapping is better than 10nm and we now integrate visible lasers.
PiFM is being used not only for heterogeneous polymers/polymer electronics/block-copolymers, but in plasmonics, 2D materials, shale deposits, battery chemistry (LiFP nanoparticles for instance).
Agar Scientific. Microscopy, Lab and Medical supplies at your fingertips
A leading international supplier of scientific instruments and accessories for over 40 years, Agar Scientific specialises in consumables and equipment supporting all forms of microscopy.
Agar Scientific provides a fast, efficient online and offline ordering service, allowing customers to purchase with ease from our extensive range of laboratory and medical supplies and equipment.
Our technical support staff has a wealth of experience in specimen preparation and microscopy techniques.
Our online catalogue of microscopy products includes:
TEM Grids - Apertures - Calibration standards - SEM stubs - Specimen preparation equipment - Filaments - Tweezers - Slides & cover glasses - Vacuum coating - Fixatives and resins - EM support films - Magnifiers - Specimen storage
We welcome enquiries regarding the use of any of our products, along with any suggestions for additions to our range.
Orders ship from our UK headquarters in Stansted, Essex, and through our established network of agents and distributors who provide technical and applications support worldwide.
Agar Scientific maintains a documented quality plan specifying our manufacturing and distribution processes and is approved by SGS to ISO9001:2008.
Web: www.agarscientific.com LinkedIn: Agar Scientific Twitter: @agarscientific
Andor Technology plc is a global leader in the pioneering and manufacturing high performance scientific imaging cameras, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems for research and OEM markets. Andor has been innovating the photonics industry for over 20 years and aims to continue to set the standard for high performance light measuring solutions that allow consumers to perform light measurements previously considered impossible. Through continuous dialogue with customers and strong teamwork, Andor continues to innovate ground-breaking products that improve the world in which we live.
BD Biosciences is a world leader in bringing innovative diagnostic and research tools to life science researchers, clinical researchers, laboratory professionals and clinicians who are involved in basic research, drug discovery and development, biopharmaceutical production and disease management. The BD Biosciences segment is focused on continually advancing the science and applications associated with cellular analysis
For almost 50 years Bruker has been driven by a single goal: to provide the best technological solution for each analytical task. Today, worldwide, more than 4,000 employees in over 90 locations on all continents work towards this enduring vision.
Bruker’s drive to develop state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions for today’s analytical questions remains constant, evidenced by the many product lines that lead their respective markets. With one of the world’s most comprehensive ranges of scientific instrumentation available under one brand, the Bruker name is synonymous with excellence, innovation and quality.
Cairn is an Independent research-orientated company specialising in microscopy solutions for the life sciences. From our origins as a provider of turnkey optical systems for fast intracellular ion measurements we have maintained close links with our academic customer base enabling us to develop a broad range of products and solutions to meet their expanding needs. Our strength lies in our understanding of both the requirements of the research microscopy community and of the advances in technology from which they can benefit. We have a “can do”, informal, and friendly attitude and are always willing to give advice. The company has evolved organically to encompass four distinct, but interrelated areas.
We are instrument designers, manufacturers and vendors of both Illumination and Detection products. Our illumination products encompass a wide range of light sources, adapters and specialist launch systems; typically used in conjunction with a third-party, or Cairn-built, microscope or macrosope. On the detection side our primary focus is on multi-channel imaging using one or more third-party cameras. These products are largely based around optical techniques, most importantly, fluorescence, optogenetics, photolysis and transmitted light imaging. Although fully independent we are closely allied with Chroma Technology and a large number of our illumination and detection products make use of their high performance interference filters.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd
Carl Zeiss is an innovative technology leader in the fields of optics, precision engineering and electronic visualisation. Time and time again, we set new, pioneering standards in sophisticated technology for recognising, experiencing, measuring, analysing, structuring and processing a wide spectrum of objects. With professional optics we meet the expectations of even our most critical customers - not only in the fields of research, medicine, industry, but also for use in leisure activities.
Carl Zeiss SMT
At Carl Zeiss SMT - Nano Technology Systems Division we enable our valuable customers to work on the nano scale. Carl Zeiss SMT - Nano Technology Systems Division is a driving force in nanotechnology and consequently for applications in the Semiconductor, Material Analysis and Life Science fields.
As a leading global supplier of nanotechnology solutions we offer complete solutions featuring the latest leading edge EM technology for various applications in industry and research.
Carl Zeiss SMT offers added value by combining the individual strengths and benefits of leading edge Electron Microscopy Solutions with innovative optics and a wide range of versatile instruments.
CoolLED designs and manufactures cutting edge LED illumination systems for researchers and clinicians using the latest LED technology. The company has specialised in fluorescence microscopy since it introduced the first commercially available LED illumination system in 2004. LEDs are now the system of choice because they are more stable, longer lasting, and energy efficient than traditional mercury based illuminators as well as offering superior safety and environmental features.
CoolLED offers a comprehensive range of LED illumination systems for bioscience and clinical microscopy including:
• pE-100 range of compact, simple-to-use, single wavelength illumination systems for screening fluorescence.
• pE-300white range that offers intense, broad spectrum illumination covering the excitation bands of common fluorescent stains for regular fluorescence work.
• pE- 4000 – the universal LED illumination system for research fluorescence, with the broadest spectrum of illumination available from 16 selectable wavelengths, and extensive functionality that sets a new standard for the industry.
CoolLED technology is also available in OEM and tailor made configurations. We can meet the needs of manufacturers who wish to integrate stable, controllable LED illumination into their products.
Deben are a UK precision engineering company specialising in the field of in-situ tensile testing, motion control and specimen cooling for microscopy applications. Established in 1986 and named after a Suffolk river, Deben now operate from a large, modern business unit in Woolpit near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk. The product groups are motor control systems, in-situ micro-tensile stages, Peltier heating & cooling stages, detectors for SEMs and electro-static beam blankers. The company also makes custom and OEM versions of these products to specifically meet customer requirements.
Deben provide consultancy, design and prototype manufacturing services. In house facilities include SolidWorks and SolidEdge 3D CAD and COSMOS finite element analysis software, CNC machining, electronics design and manufacture and software design using Visual C++, Microsoft.net and DirectX. Utilising these resources and experience, Deben manufacture products for OEMs and end users in the UK and overseas.
Deben UK Ltd. is a subsidiary company of UK based Judges Scientific plc. For details on Deben and all its products & solutions, visit www.deben.co.uk.
Diamond Knives - Development, Manufacturing & Customer Service since 1970.
We offer technical assistance in all fields of ultramicrotomy, free sectioning tests for all types of samples, many years of experience in perfecting our knives. With a telephone call or an email we can inform you of any details you require. We are convinced that our future developments will allow diamond knives to be used for many new applications.
Digital Surf has been providing the industrial and scientific community with innovative surface imaging and metrology software for over 25 years.
Integrated by leading instrument manufacturers and with a worldwide installed base of 10,000+ users, Mountains® software solutions have become an industry standard and the tool of choice for studying micro and nano surfaces.
Mountains® surface imaging and metrology software allows you to process and analyze data from a wide range of instruments:
- 2D & 3D Optical Profilometers
- Scanning Electron Microscopes
- Scanning Probe Microscopes
- RAMAN/FTIR Spectrometers
- And more
- Visualize your data in 3D, create animated views
- Apply advanced filtering techniques
- Analyze data according to all the latest standards
- Explore surface texture, geometry & morphology
- Easily export your data in a wide range of formats
- Create smart analysis reports
To find out more and get a free 30 day trial with all the options, please visit www.digitalsurf.com/download.
Electron Microscopy Sciences
Since our beginning close to 45 years ago, Electron Microscopy Sciences has been specializing in the manufacturing, preparation, and distribution of only the highest quality chemicals, supplies, and equipment, for microscopy and histology as well as all of its related fields.
Our steady and consistent growth has been based not only on our quality products and prompt friendly service, but also on the trust that our valued customers have placed in us to give the best value in the market place.
To allow each of our current customers as well as new potential customers the abil- ity to see all we have to offer not only do we continue to publish a printed catalog of over1200 pages but as well we have a complete interactive website that allows for ordering of all of our items and this year we added an Electronic catalog on line which allows you to search our complete line without the bulkiness of the complete book.
The EMS catalog is the most complete collection of products for light microscopy, histology, and electron microscopy and general biological and materials research. With over 25,000 products in total, this catalog is truly an encyclopedia every lab should have on the shelf.
Find out more about Electron Microscopy Sciences here
Elliot Scientific is a well-established manufacturer of nano-positioning products and a leading distributor of optics, photonics and equipment for magnetic and cryogenic research.
Since its founding in 1990, Elliot Scientific has considerably broadened its product portfolio. It now covers everything from fibre-optics and lasers through to cryo-magnetic instrumentation, microscope cryostats and closed cycle refrigerators.
The company is divided into five areas of speciality; Lifescience, Lasers, Components and Instrumentation, Cryogenic and Magnetic Systems and Telecoms.
EM Resolutions Ltd manufactures a range of high quality TEM Support Films and Standards for Electron Microscopy. With laboratories/offices based in Sheffield and Cambridge, we have over 25 years of technical expertise and specialise in making Holey/Lacey Carbon and Graphene Oxide Support Films. Our Tin and Gold on Carbon Resolution Standards are seen as an industry standard for SEM resolution testing.
EMR strives to provide an efficient, informative and reliable person to person service that can offer bespoke solutions to individual requirements within the EM industry. We supply our manufactured products alongside a range of quality EM consumables and accessories from established brands such as Gilder Grids, Quantifoil and Simpore.
EMSIS GmbH, founded by a team of highly motivated and even more experienced entrepreneurs of the electron microscopy world, is your new -and at the same time old- partner for all electron microscopy hardware and software from Olympus-SIS (formerly SIS). EMSIS continues to serve the EM community with mature and at the same time innovative cameras for almost all ranges of EM work and a well-designed imaging and control software.
EMSIS’ core products include both software and hardware for the acquisition, processing and analysis of electron microscopy images, documentation and report generation - for all types of electron microscopic imagery. RADIUS’ sophisticated integration with modern TEMs provides the perfect operational control and data readout.
EMSIS not only provides the full continuity of the complete (Olympus-) SIS electron microscopy digital camera portfolio -such as the MegaView, Veleta, Morada, or Quemesa- but will push it even further, by new and innovative products.
Exprodo Software produces Calpendo which is an intelligent booking system designed to manage bookings and projects for shared equipment. It can be configured with rules which allow you to control who can book what and when. Highly flexible reporting reduces administrative time spent managing projects, budgets and invoicing.
See beyond with FEI's leading edge SEM, TEM, ESEM and DualBeam™ solutions. Our 60 year history of pushing the boundaries of microscope innovation has resulted in instruments delivering sub-nm SEM and sub-Å TEM resolution. Whatever your application in materials or life sciences, FEI delivers the highest performance solution, and puts you at the center of a global community of leading researchers and scientists. See beyond at fei.com
Gatan is the industry leader in the research, development and manufacturing of SEM and TEM products.
For TEM, Gatan provides an unrivalled range of high performance digital imaging and analytical systems, especially EELS spectrometers and energy filters (EFTEM). For SEM, Gatan are world leaders in cathodoluminescence (CL) technology and complement this with cooling stages and EBIC products.
Gatan is striving for continuous product innovations to increase users' productivity and make electron microscopes more effective and powerful tools. Visit the website for complete information on Gatan's extensive range of products for electron microscopy.
Hamamatsu Photonics is a world-leading manufacturer of opto-electronic components and systems and employs over 3000 staff worldwide. The corporate headquarters are based in Hamamatsu City, Japan along with various manufacturing plants and central research laboratories. Since its inception in 1953, Hamamatsu Photonics has expanded to now enjoy a global presence throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
Hamamatsu Photonics’ corporate philosophy stresses the advancement of Photonics through extensive research and development. Hundreds of new opto-electronic products are introduced to the market each year and many Hamamatsu products are regarded as state-of-the-art. Hamamatsu sources, detectors and imaging products are designed to cover the entire optical spectrum, from nuclear radiation, x-ray, Ultraviolet (UV), Visible and Infrared radiation. Hamamatsu devices provide solutions for a wide variety of applications including analytical, industrial and medical instrumentation.
At Hitachi High-Technologies our primary goal is to provide customers with powerful, dependable and easy-to-use microscope solutions for the advancement of science & engineering. Our technologically advanced solutions in SEM, TEM and FIB are developed through a long-term commitment to research and development, drawing upon the resources of the whole Hitachi group.
By employing recognised pioneers and developing long term partnerships with world-renowned authorities in electron microscopy, we are able to provide unique technologies which push the boundaries of science. Our Tabletop Microscope is making electron microscope capabilities accessible to all, whilst key technologies such as cold field emission and Cs-correction are making ultra-low voltage imaging in SEM and atomically resolved imaging and analysis in TEM/STEM a practical reality.
HORIBA Scientific is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of spectroscopic instrumentation. Combining the HORIBA, Jobin Yvon, SPEX, IBH, and Dilor brand names, HORIBA Scientific now offers equipment for emission spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, micro-Raman spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence , ellipsometry, particle size analysis and the supply of optical components.
The micro-analytical techniques available from HORIBA Scientific provide spectroscopic analysis on the microscopic level. We provide innovative and state of the art capabilities in micro-sample imaging using; confocal Raman, micro PL/CL, micro-FTIR, micro XRF and micro- TCSPC fluorescence.
Ikonisys CIC is the main distributor of the Ikonisys system in the UK. The company was founded in 2017 and is an active member of the Royal Microscopical Society.
Ikonisys' mission is to fill the need for highly efficient detection of rare cells, aiming at the diagnosis of a variety of clinical conditions where early detection is key for intervention.
Ikonisys is transforming diagnostic medicine by enabling early, accurate and non-invasive disease detection. Through a unique combination of technology and science, Ikonisys is dedicated to helping physicians and researchers realise the promise of rare cell detection to give patients the best chance of managing their disease.
The ISS Group is a provider of electron optical systems, solutions and related technologies to visualise and characterise materials from the macro down to the nano scale. Whether this is the supply of the latest instrumentation technology or through training and service support of older systems, ISS offers more than 30 years of experience serving the UK and overseas markets. We represent a number of prestigious manufacturers in the UK and Ireland and continue to grow all aspects of the business.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team is available to help you answer your queries.
Find out more about ISS Group here
JEOL (UK) Ltd
JEOL is proud to be celebrating over 60 years of high end instrument sales and support worldwide.
JEOL UK offer sales, support and applications training from our office in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
Our instrumentation includes scanning electron microscopes (SEM), scanning probe microscopes, & transmission electron microscopes (TEM). As one of the world’s leading suppliers of scientific equipment, we are proud to offer our customers the highest level of sales and technical support maximising their investment in JEOL products.
John Wiley & Sons - Microscopy and Analysis
Microscopy & Analysis, published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd, is the leading media in microscopy worldwide, offering both a print magazine version as well as multi-faceted online offering.
Published every two months the print version goes out to a global audience of 46,000+ subscribers and is available free of charge to all active, professional and academic users of microscopical, analytical and imaging equipment.
M&A also offers a robust online presence, with its newly re-launched website. This includes a mix of information, such as webinars and videos as well as news, tutorials and application notes.
JPK Instruments AG is a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instruments - particularly atomic force microscope (AFM) systems and optical tweezers - for a broad range of applications reaching from soft matter physics to nano-optics, from surface chemistry to cell and molecular biology. From its earliest days applying atomic force microscope (AFM) technology, JPK has recognized the opportunities provided by nanotechnology for transforming life sciences and soft matter research. This focus has driven JPK’s success in uniting the worlds of nanotechnology tools and life science applications by offering cutting-edge technology and unique applications expertise. Headquartered in Berlin and with direct operations in Dresden, Cambridge (UK), Singapore, Tokyo and Paris (France), JPK maintains a global network of distributors and support centers and provides on the spot applications and service support to an ever-growing community of researchers.
K-Tec Microscope Services Limited
K-Tec are an authorised independent, Carl Zeiss and Nikon approved, Service/Sales Agents for Light microscopy. Offering quality, reliable and affordable services to our customers. We are a family run business located in Hertfordshire, with over 30 years’ experience, specialising on the repair of Zeiss Light Microscopes and with the addition of our Engineering workshop, we can offer repairs or manufacture obsolete parts.
To find out more, please visit www.ktecmicroscopes.co.uk we are always happy to help.
KEYENCE is a leading developer of light microscopy. Established in 1974 we now operate in 44 countries worldwide and have featured in Forbes 100 most innovative companies list since 2011. Since releasing our VH optical microscope in 1990, KEYENCE has endeavoured to keep at the forefront of microscope technology. Widely used in research facilities for life science, medical and basic clinical research, our latest VHX digital microscope supports bright and dark field, transmitted, polarised and differential interference observation.
Keysight Technologies (formerly Agilent Technologies) will Introduce the 9500 AFM, a state-of-the-art atomic force microscope that seamlessly integrates Keysight’s powerful new NanoNavigator software with QuickScan enabling scan rates of up to 2 seconds per frame and automatically sets all parameters within seconds. It has industry-leading environmental & temperature control for Electrochemistry, Life Sciences and Material Sciences applications.
Labtech International Ltd
Since 1993 Labtech International has been a leading supplier of innovative instrumentation into the UK and Ireland research markets. The electron microscopy division continues this tradition offering an expanding range of technology-leading instruments, accessories and consumables for SEM, TEM, FIB, LM and probe microscopy.
Our partners include Micro to Nano, who offer an extensive and growing range of microscopy supplies – including SEM stage and stub adaptors. We also represent DiATOME diamond knives, Kleindiek Nanotechnik nanomanipulators, Safematic sputter/carbon coaters, PIE Scientific RF plasma cleaners and from Tousimis fully automatic critical point dryers.
Labtech actively supports its customers through highly qualified teams of field-based sales, service and application specialists.
Find out more about Labtech International
Lambda Photometrics Ltd
Lambda Photometrics Ltd. is a UK distributor specialising in systems and components for Characterisation, Measurement & Analysis. We offer a wide range of products from Fibre Optics, Instrumentation, Metrology, Photonics, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision suppliers as well as Microscopy products. We have experienced and knowledgeable sales and service engineers to support our customers.
Microscopy systems we supply include desktop scanning electron microscopes with EDX from PhenomWorld, Scanning White Light Microscopes from Zygo, hand-held digital microscopes from Scalar, and other visible microscopes.
Microscope components and accessories include confocal microscopy lenses, configurable and zoom systems from Navitar, light sources and illumination from Schott, electro-optic devices from Conoptics, spectroscopy & Raman systems from B&WTek, system design from Zygo, cameras from Baumer, Imperx and Ximea, Software from Norpix and various optical,lighting and image capture products.
LaVision BioTec GmbH
LaVision BioTec supplies advanced microscopy solutions for life sciences. UltraMicroscope II utilizes six light sheets to excite large samples with fluorescence light. Moving the sample through the light sheets generates 3D image stacks at cellular resolution. TriM Scope II is a modular multi-photon microscopy platform combining single- and multi-beam operation for deep in-vivo imaging. Multiple accessories provide customization.
Leica Microsystems GmbH
Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of microstructures and nanostructures. Ever since the company started as a family business in the nineteenth century, its instruments have been widely recognized for their optical precision and innovative technology. It is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopes.
Leica Microsystems has seven major plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.
Leica UK Ltd
Leica Microsystems is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high precision optical solutions based on microscopes and related instruments. The company manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of products used in a wide variety of areas requiring vision, measurement and analysis, including applications in the life sciences (such as bio-technology research and medicine) and the material sciences.
Lilly Research Centre
Eli Lilly and Company is one of the world's largest research based pharmaceutical companies dedicated to creating and delivering innovative pharmaceutical health care solutions that enable people to live longer, healthier and more active lives.
Our research and development efforts constantly strive to address urgent, unmet medical needs and to replace more expensive and invasive medical treatments. As we pursue this goal we endeavour to reduce the cost of disease thereby creating significant value to health care providers and in turn benefits to patients.
Linkam Scientific Instruments
Linkam develops and manufactures a broad range of heating and freezing stages for both OEM and end users to visualize and explore materials properties. Used in conjunction with light microscopes and other forms of spectroscopy, Linkam stages are found in thousands of laboratories worldwide with the most successful microscope heating stage, the THMS600, selling over 4,000 units alone. Linkam is the market leader in temperature controlled microscopy.
Media Cybernetics develop image analysis & processing software used in a wide range of microscopy applications such as neuroscience, pathology, semiconductor inspection, and in quality assurance. The main products lines are Image-Pro Plus and AutoDeblur from AutoQuant. AutoDeblur® offers the most powerful deconvolution tools available for life science research. It enables users to retrieve better data from images using the most complete suite of 2D and 3D algorithms available.
Meiji Techno UK Ltd
For over 50 years Meiji Techno has been providing quality microscopes to schools, labs and industrial manufacturing facilities. The company backs their products with a limited lifetime warranty and top-notch customer service. They have the most rigorous quality control measures in the microscope industry. Every microscope is inspected thoroughly before it leaves the factory in Japan to ensure that only the highest quality arrives in to the end-user’s laboratory bench, educational institution or manufacturing facility.
National Physical Laboratory
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK’s national measurement institute and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available. For more than a century NPL has developed and maintained the nation’s primary measurement standards. These standards underpin an infrastructure of traceability throughout the UK and the world that ensures accuracy and consistency of measurement.
NPL ensures that cutting edge measurement science and technology have a positive impact in the real world. NPL delivers world-leading measurement solutions that are critical to commercial research and development, and support business success across the UK and beyond.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum (NHM) holds the national collection of over 70 million natural history specimens. The Museums's mission is to maintain and develop these collections and use them to promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world. The Natural History Museum is respected world-wide for its scientific work and has long been a leader in the science of systematics and taxonomy. The Museum is providing on-line access to catalogues of scientific collections wherever possible, other catalogues are being added on an ongoing basis.
Nanopsis builds the first commercial microscope to bring wide-field microscopy into super-resolution using microspheres - our nanoscope resolve down to 50nm using nothing but light. Nanopsis is the imaging brand of LIG Nanowise - a Manchester based start-up that specialises in the application of microsphere technology to the problems facing the industry and R&D. We are based in the Manchester Science Park, a stone’s throw away from Manchester University, the National Graphene Institute, and in easy reach of Alderley Edge.
Nikon UK Ltd
Nikon Instruments is a leading manufacturer in light microscopy and metrology solutions. With over 100 years’ experience in optical design and a strong core technology group, Nikon has become a truly iconic brand for all types of imaging.
Nikon’s philosophy is to meet needs and exceed expectations. We specialise in the development of optical products, building an unbeatable reputation for lens technology and precision optics. We pride ourselves on providing high contrast, high definition, and aberration free images.
Nu Nano Ltd
NuNano is a UK-based company specialising in the design and manufacture of probes for atomic force microscopy and cantilever-based sensor devices. Building on over 30 years of experience in atomic force microscopy, proprietary microfabrication processes enable NuNano to manufacture AFM probes with the tightest dimensional tolerances in the market at present. Furthermore, NuNano is passionate about providing AFM users with the best possible customer service, from the first time you visit our website to storing your probes after a successful day on the microscope.
Olympus supplies a complete range of microscopy instrumentation and related software including upright, inverted and stereo microscopes. From teaching laboratories to national research establishments, all types of users are catered for - with everything from lens tissues to specialised imaging systems and advanced microscopy techniques.
Olympus microscopes are recognised for their world leading optics, ensuring unbeatable image quality from standard techniques to laser confocal microscopy, TIRF and live cell imaging. While some Olympus products focus on configurability to specific applications, others aim to maximise simplicity and relisability in multi-user environments.
The product range also covers digital microscope cameras and virtual slide systems, together with imaging equipment and software for general and specialist applications across Life Science and Industry.
Oxford Instruments (UK) Ltd
1959-2009 Celebrating 50 years of scientific excellence and innovation.
Oxford Instruments celebrates over fifty years which have seen a number of “world’s firsts”, technology breakthroughs and innovative new products.
Innovation has always been at the heart of Oxford Instruments and is the driving force behind its growth and success. There is now a continuous flow of new ideas driven by the demands of the markets and the focus on developing commercially successful products.
Oxford NanoImaging Limited
Oxford Nanoimaging Limited is a company originating in the Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. Professor Achillefs Kapanidis and PhD student, Bo Jing, lead a collaborative, inter-disciplinary team that has pioneered innovative technologies to produce an elegant benchtop super-resolution microscope. The Nanoimager has a footprint of just 21 cm x 21 cm yet packs the capability of a much larger, conventional microscopy platform delivering super-resolution and single-molecule performance. With a significantly lower cost of entry, researchers will now be able to obtain benchtop nanoscale imaging at a fraction of the price of earlier systems without the need for a large laboratory and skilled operators. As Professor Kapanidis says, “I wish I had this when I was a graduate student.”
Phase Focus offers a range of products and services based on its award-winning proprietary Phase Focus Virtual Lens® – a disruptive technology that is revolutionising the performance of imaging instrumentation and bringing new user value to a wide range of analytical applications from label-free cell imaging and quantitative electron phase microscopy to ophthalmic lens metrology and beyond.
By eliminating the need for conventional focussing devices, and by providing a new dimension of quantitative phase information, the Virtual Lens enables new applications and novel analytical capabilities in markets as diverse as life sciences and semiconductor process control, and in multiple wavelength regimes – visible light, X-ray, electron, and more.
The Phase Focus Virtual Lens enables the observation and analysis of materials, processes and products in new ways and with unprecedented clarity and accuracy.
Founded in 1978, Photometrics is the world’s premier designer and manufacturer of high-performance CCD and EMCCD cameras for the life sciences.
The original architect of the world’s 1st scientific grade microscopy EMCCD camera, researchers across the globe rely on Photometrics’ state-of-the-art imaging instrumentation, including its popular CoolSNAP™, Cascade®, QuantEM® and Evolvecameras to meet their most demanding application requirements.
Photon Lines supplies a range of scientific cameras (including CCD cameras, CMOS and sCMOS), lasers and laser components which are optimised for Lightsheet microscopy. We also supply advanced scientific imaging solutions primarily into the area of biophotonics, such as Label-Free Live Cell Imaging Systems and fluorescence microscopy equipment including the products of PhaseView, who have engineered unique 3D imaging technologies for life science microscopy applications. Based on a novel remote focusing principle, PhaseView imaging products allow for high speed 3D imaging which is only limited by camera frame rate, while keeping bio-specimens in a stable position without moving the objective or stage. Using this acquisition principle, PhaseView’s Alpha3 light sheet fluorescence microscope addresses the issue of high temporal resolution along with spatial high-resolution, to achieve 3D imaging of dynamic biological processes.
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From our UK headquarters, Prior designs and manufactures a wide range of scientfic instrumentation, specialising in microscope automation and optical microscopy. This has been the core of our business since 1919. Our experience is unrivalled and our commitment to engineering excellemve is reflected in the performance and quality of our broad product portfolio. Although we offer a range of standard products. Prior also offers OEM and customised solutions tailored to your individual requirements. Many of the world's leading scientific instrumentation companies already benefit from Prior's expertise.
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Quorum Technologies are global leaders in electron microscopy (EM) coating and cryogenic preparation providing high performance sample preparation equipment worldwide.
Driven by the demands of the market Quorum specialises in innovating new technology to develop instruments and techniques which have a positive impact on its customers’ lives. Key products in Quorum’s portfolio include the market leading Q Series of vacuum coaters and PP3010T cryo preparation system for SEM and FIB/SEM – market-led genuine ground-up designs that have earned Quorum the respect of the industry and truly set the standard within the specimen preparation field.
Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining. Offering high performance optical spectroscopy products for over 20 years, Renishaw’s Spectroscopy Division is passionate about manufacturing the very best Raman products. With a foundation built on sound engineering, the products offer the highest levels of flexibility and performance, and are relied upon, worldwide, to provide superior information across a diverse range of fields and applications.
Renishaw aims to be a long-term partner, offering quality products that meet customers’ needs, both today and into the future, backed up by expert technical and commercial support.
Scientifica’s friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff empower researchers to achieve breakthroughs in neuroscience by overcoming experimental hurdles with world-class laboratory equipment.
We do this by designing and developing our systems with leading scientists to ensure they are cutting-edge, ideally suited to their task and future-proof.
From the UK, we manufacture and distribute high-quality instruments to universities, pharmaceutical companies and research laboratories around the world.
Specialising in systems for electrophysiology, multiphoton imaging and optogenetics studies, we help researchers gain a better understanding of the nervous system and neurological diseases.
Shell Research and Technology Centre Amsterdam
At Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam (STCA) 1,300 researchers and laboratory staff work for international customers in and outside Shell. Research areas include: fossil fuel products (natural gas and oil), developing clean and affordable alternatives from biomass, CO2 storage options, and catalysts that deliver process enhancements and energy savings.
Solent Scientific manufacture a range of temperature controlled environmental chambers for Inverted, Confocal and low Light Level Microscopes, Laser Micro Dissection Systems and Imaging Cytometers.
Spectrographic Limited is one of the UK's leading suppliers of microscopic equipment to the material science industry. Through our relationship with Lanoptik, we supply a range of 40 microscope cameras and imaging software for demanding and routine applications.
Spectrographic continue to support clients nationwide and internationally with a variety of inspection products and services. These include a comprehensive range of new and used products for sale, specialist advice in microscopy, computer based image analysis, and metal hardness testing. All are supported through our technical service and training packages
Spectrographic are also delighted to announce a partnership to supply Huvitz microscopes, which includes a 3D Profiling Microscope for non-contact surface topography.
Spectrographic believe that we offer the most comprehensive, cost effective range of high quality microscopes and cameras to the materials research community.
SPI Supplies/Structure Probe Inc
SPI Supplies is a worldwide leading manufacturer and distributor of sample preparation equipment and consumable supply items for the routine operation of the typical SEM, TEM, LM, SPM and surface analysis laboratory. The SPI Supplies website has become the world's "reference source" for informationb about microscopy sample preparation and equipment maintenance items. We are also known as the innovator in our corner of the microscopy and microanalysis market, being the first to bring to commercial realisation now familiar products such as colloidal gold probes and silicon nitride membrane window grids.
Sysmex UK has grown to become one of the UK’s leading diagnostic/research/industrial suppliers with a reputation for high quality products, service and reliability. Our flow cytometers and fluorescent microscopes provide market-leading diagnostics and research to laboratories across the UK and Ireland.
Since our formation in 1991, Sysmex have developed strong lasting relationships with our customer base derived from the excellence delivered through prestigious training, service and support.
The Sysmex value added services provide our customers with a personalised, tailored approach; whether you require standalone solutions or a fully integrated managed service agreement.
TEC Microscopes Limited
The MICROTEC range of microscopes and accessories is a relatively new name to the British market. Based on high manufacturing quality, excellent imaging capability and reliability, the company has rapidly become one of the leading UK suppliers of light microscopes and accessories. The company was founded on the back of a long history in the world of microscopy by Clive Cowen, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society (1989). He began his career with Zeiss light microscopes developing a passion for improving imaging performance. He went on to run his company developing and supplying specialist microscope systems to manufacturers worldwide. He became involved with the RMS and teaching training courses on microscopy. This led him to China and the importation of basic school level microscopes. Initially, quality was a problem, but this has changed immeasurably as evidenced from the label on the back of today’s microscopes – many of the leading manufacturers were now having their products made in China. MICROTEC was born.
Formed in the autumn of 2013, is a subsidiary company of TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING, the global supplier of scanning microscopes and focused ion beam systems. TESCAN-UK Managing Director, Ray Codd established the sales, service and applications facility in the UK in order to bring the TESCAN range of high quality and reliable products to customers across the UK and Ireland. TESCAN Products include, Scanning Electron Microscopes, Focused Ion Beam systems, Holographic Miscroscopes, accessories and software for Materials, Life Science, Semiconductor, Research, Medical and Industrial applications.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, supplies innovative solutions for microscopy and microanalysis. We provide SEMs, TEMs, microCTs and DualBeam™ FIB-SEMs combined with advanced software suites to take customers from questions to usable data by combining high-resolution imaging with physical, elemental, chemical, and electrical analysis across scales and modes—through the broadest sample types.
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University of Tromso
Research and studies offered at our university include: marine science, biomedicine, telemedicine, physics, linguistics, multiculturalism, and research related to the Saami and indigenous people. Much of our activities has a focus on Arctic and northern issues.
Vision Engineering Ltd
Founded in 1958, the privately owned Vision Engineering Ltd. has become Britain's leading microscopy company and a world leader in optical innovation, specialising in Eyepieceless and Expanded Pupil inspection and measurement systems for both industry and life science markets.
Vision holds world patents for techniques, which expand the exit pupil of microscope systems. These techniques are used in the company's renowned DynascopeTM eyepieceless inspection and non-contact measurement systems, Mantis® eyepieceless microscope and Lynx® Expanded Pupil microscopes.
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